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2012-04-11 05:17:25

Australia is located in the southern hemisphere: that is why it

is sometimes called "Down Under". The Australian continent is

positioned between the Pacific and the Indian Oceans, south of

Asia.

It is south of Papua New Guinea, northwest of New Zealand and

north of Antarctica.

It is surrounded by numerous oceans and seas:

  • West of Australia is the Indian Ocean and to the east is

    the Pacific Ocean.

  • South of Tasmania and Australia's southern coastline is the

    Southern Ocean.

  • North of Australia are the Timor and Arafura

    seas

  • To the southeast, between Australia and New Zealand, is the

    Tasman Sea

  • To the northeast is the Coral Sea


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