AUSTRALASIA

Australasia, is located southeast of Asia and consists of Australia, New Zealand and the islands such as Tasmania, and also incorporates Fiji. The area of the Commonwealth of Nations of Australia extend for about 4,000 kilometers from east to west and about 3,700 kilometers from north to south and the continent is 7,614,500 square kilometers.

 A 2000 estimate for the continent put the population at 18,950,108, giving it an overall population of 2 persons per square kilometer. The population growth of Australia was at 0.9% annually in 2000 and more than 85% of the country of Australia is urbanized.

 English is most widely spoken however other native languages are spoken in ethnic communities.

 The tallest mountain in Australasia is Mount Willhelm which is 4509m (14789ft) high.