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Junior School: Our Diverse World

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OUR DIVERSE WORLD

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Australia is a country located in the Oceania continent, whereas Asia is one of the 7 continents of the world which comprises 49 UN member states.

OVERVIEW

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The total area of Australia is 7,692,024 sq km, and the total area of Asia is 44,579,000 sq km. Australia is smaller than Asia by 36,886,976 sq km. Australia is around 5.8 times smaller than Asia.

According to the Worldometer data, the total population of Australia as of 8th July 2021 is estimated to be around 25,804,397.

According to the data from Worldometer, the current population of Asia estimated as of 20th May 2021 is 4,681,649,580.

ASIAN COUNTRIES

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Asia is the largest of the world’s continents, covering approximately 30 percent of the Earth’s land area. It is also the world’s most populous continent, with roughly 60 percent of the total population.  There are 51 different countries making up this region.  The ones you will be studying are

Indonesia

China

Japan

Vietnam

Timor-Leste

BRITANNICA

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AUSTRALIA

 

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Wedged between the Indian and Pacific oceans, Australia is the only continent occupied entirely by a single country. It is an island continent and, like the island continent of Antarctica, it is located entirely in the Southern Hemisphere. Tasmania, a much smaller island off the southeast coast of Australia, is also considered to be a part of the continent. Australia’s nearest neighbors are the countries of Indonesia and East Timor to the northwest; Papua New Guinea, a short distance across the Torres Strait to the north; and New Zealand, more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) to the southeast. Area 2,968,402 square miles (7,688,126 square kilometers). Population (2022 est.) 25,801,000.

Australia is sometimes called “the land down under” because it lies in the Southern Hemisphere almost halfway around the world from Great Britain, which was its mother country in the colonial era. Australia’s southern coasts are washed by the cold Southern, or Antarctic, Ocean. Australia’s northern coasts are separated from the archipelagoes of Southeast Asia by warm, shallow tropical seas.

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