Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Australia (AU). Explore satellite imagery of Canberra, the capital city of Australia, on the Google Maps of Oceania below.
Australia (GPS: 27 00 S, 133 00 E) located in Oceania, a continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean. The country’s area measurements are total: 7,741,220 sq km; land: 7,682,300 sq km, water: 58,920 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly smaller than the US contiguous 48 states. The total irrigated land is 25,500 sq km (2012).
One of the essential features of Australia: World’s smallest continent but sixth-largest country. The largest country in Oceania, the largest country entirely in the Southern Hemisphere, and the largest country without land borders. The only continent without glaciers. The refreshing sea breeze known as the “Fremantle Doctor” affects Perth’s city on the west coast and is one of the world’s most consistent winds. The Great Dividing Range that runs along eastern Australia is that continent’s most extended mountain range and the third-longest land-based range in the world. The term “Great Dividing Range” refers to the fact that the mountains form a watershed crest from which all of the rivers of eastern Australia flow east, west, north, and south.