Australia, also known as Oceania, is known for being the world's largest country, in addition to being its smallest continent. Australia is located between the Indian and the South Pacific Oceans. Geographically, it is a little smaller than the United States. Its total area is 7,686,850 square kilometers. The lowest point of Australia is at Lake Eyre and its highest is at Mount Kosciuszko.
Australia's climate is mostly arid to semi-arid. The southern and eastern regions of Australia are temperate, while the northern areas tend to be tropical. A sea breeze known as "The Doctor" occurs each summer along the western coast of this country.
The estimated population of Australia is 19,169,083. Australia's government is a democracy.
The city of Sydney hosted the 2000 Paralympic Games.