Ready for some interesting facts about Australia and Oceania?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Population: Australia and Oceania has the second smallest population per continent, at 41 million inhabitants.
  4. Largest Country: Australia is the largest country in this region, taking up 90% of the total land mass.
  5. Smallest Country: Nauru is the smallest country in Australia and Oceania with a tiny 21 square kilometres.
  6. Largest City: Sydney is the largest city in the Australia and Oceania region with over 4.6 million people.
  7. UNESCO sites: There are 37 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Australia and Oceania.
  8. Highest Mountain: Puncak Jaya, or Carstensz Pyramid is located in the Sudirman mountain range in the province of Papua, Indonesia.
  9. Largest Desert: The Great Victorian Desert in Australia is the largest desert in Australia and Oceania.
  10. Largest River: The Murray is the largest river in Australia and Oceania at 2,375km.
  11. Largest Lake: Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre is the largest lake in Australia and Oceania.
  12. Largest Waterfall: Wallaman Falls in Queensland, Australia is the tallest waterfall in Australia and Oceania.

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