''[[Australia Genealogy|Australia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Australia Historical Geography|Historical Geography]] ''
Australia, an island continent, is the smallest of the continents, with a land mass of about 8.5 million square kilometers. Most of the interior of the continent is arid to semi-desert because of low rainfall. The coastal areas and islands receive more rain and are much better suited to settlement. As a result, the population centers continue to be in the coastal areas.
AUSTRALIA, [STATE] - HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY
AUSTRALIA, [STATE] - HISTORY
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