Ready for some interesting facts about Australia and Oceania?
- Countries: There are 16 countries and a further 13 territories in Australia and Oceania.
Countries include: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and the US with Hawaii.
- Land size: Australia is the smallest continent by size, with only 8,600,000 square kilometres. This represents less than 6% of worldwide land mass.
- Population: Australia and Oceania has the second smallest population per continent, at 41 million inhabitants.
- Largest Country: Australia is the largest country in this region, taking up 90% of the total land mass.
- Smallest Country: Nauru is the smallest country in Australia and Oceania with a tiny 21 square kilometres.
- Largest City: Sydney is the largest city in the Australia and Oceania region with over 4.6 million people.
- UNESCO sites: There are 37 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Australia and Oceania.
- Highest Mountain: Puncak Jaya, or Carstensz Pyramid is located in the Sudirman mountain range in the province of Papua, Indonesia.
- Largest Desert: The Great Victorian Desert in Australia is the largest desert in Australia and Oceania.
- Largest River: The Murray is the largest river in Australia and Oceania at 2,375km.
- Largest Lake: Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre is the largest lake in Australia and Oceania.
- Largest Waterfall: Wallaman Falls in Queensland, Australia is the tallest waterfall in Australia and Oceania.