Australia and the Oceanic

Map of Austarlia and the Oceanic

Overview

  • Population: 42,859,835 
  • Land Area: 3.292 million square miles 
  • Largest Country (by land area): Australia 
  • Smallest Country (by land area): Nauru 
  • Largest Country (by population): Australia 
  • Major Biomes: Tropical, Savanna, Desert 
  • Longest River: Murray River 
  • Highest Mountain: Mount Kosciuszko or Puncak Jaya 
  • Largest Lake: Lake Eyre 
  • Largest DesertGreat Victoria Desert 
  • Languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin), Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese), and Vietnamese 
  • Native Languages: Indonesian, Filipino, Polynesian languages 
  • Inventions: Bionic ear 

Fun facts

  • Australia/Oceania is the smallest continent in the world by land area 
  • Australia is wider than the moon’s diameter 
  • Nauru is the only nation without official capital 
  • Uluru is the largest rock monolith in the world 
  • Puncak Jaya is the tallest island mountain in the world 
  • The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system 
  • Oceania is the only place in the world that is home to monotremes-mammals that lay eggs