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Oceania important rivers

Oceania

CLIMATE -The largest part of Australia is desert or semi-arid . -The climate of New Zealand is mostly cool temperate to warm temperate with a strong maritime influence. -New Guinea have a tropical climate.

Rugby Union is one of the region's most prominent sports.Rugby union being the national sport of New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji and Tonga. Fiji's sevens team is one of the most successful in the world, as is New Zealand's.

- The Murray, is Australia's longest river.At 2,375 kilometres in length, it rises in the Australian Alps. - The Darling River is the third longest river in Australia, measuring 1,472 kilometres from its source in northern New South Wales to its confluence with the Murray River at Wentworth, New South Wales.

Oceania range from the coral atolls and volcanic islands of the South Pacific (divided into the subregions of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia) to the entire insular region between Asia and the Americas, including Australasia and the Malay Archipelago.

Oceania is the smallest continent in the world. It is a region centered on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean.

Australia has won the Rugby World Cup a record two times. New Zealand won the inaugural World Cup in 1987. -Football and cricket are also common sports

- The Murchison River is the second longest river in Australia. It flows for about 780 km from the Robinson Ranges to the Indian Ocean at Kalbarri. It has an annual flow of about 200 million cubic metres.

AYERS ROCK Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory, central Australia. It lies 335 km south west of the nearest large town, Alice Springs; 450 km by road. Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara, the Aboriginal people of the area. It has many springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a World Heritage Site.

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