Australia is about 7,000 miles southwest from North America, lying between the South Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean.
A commercial airplane flight to Australia’s largest city, Sydney, takes more than 14 hours nonstop from Los Angeles.
Australia is the only country that is also a continent.
It is the world’s smallest and flattest continent, and it is the world’s sixth largest country in land area.
The name Australia comes from the Latin word australis, meaning southern.