geographical name
Aus·​tra·​lia | \ ȯ-ˈstrāl-yə How to pronounce Australia (audio) , ä-, ə- \

Definition of Australia

1 continent of the eastern hemisphere southeast of Asia and south 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 and the island of Tasmania; capital Canberra area 2,988,902 square miles (7,741,220 square kilometers), population 23,470,000 — see also australian

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“Australia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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