geographical name 1. continent of the eastern hemisphere SE of Asia & S of the equator area 2,948,366 square miles (7,665,751 square kilometers) 2. (or Commonwealth of Australia) dominion of the Commonwealth of Nations including the continent of Australia & island of Tasmania capital Canberra area 2,967,909 square miles (7,716,563 square kilometers), population 17,562,000

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