What is Australia?

Australia is an island continent of 7,686,850 sq km. It is divided into six states and two territories (Tasmania being an island state). The country of Australia fits exactly into the continent of Australia.

Australia has no borders with any other country and does not contact any other continent. It is a mostly arid continent and the majority of the population lives along the east and south-east coasts, where the water is.

Australia's nearest neighbours are New Zealand to the east, Papua New Guinea to the north and Indonesia to the west.

Australia is a part of the geographical region known as Oceania which also includes New Zealand, Papua and many of the south-west Pacific island nations.

Australia is on the Australian continent. The nation bears the same name as the continent, and is the only country on that actual continent.
Australia is a country. As of 2014, the estimated population of Australia is 23,493,715.