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Where is Australia?
Australia Satellite Image
Australia Information:Australia is located south of Indonesia, bordered by the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean.
Map of the Australian ContinentThis map of Australia shows the continent and parts of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It presents the continent in the form of a Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area Projection. It views the Earth from a point located directly above 24 degrees south latitude and 132 degrees east longitude. It is what you would see from a satellite located immediately above that point and high enough above the Earth to see the entire map area. It is made by projecting all points on Earth's surface up to the satellite and recording them on a horizontal plane that is tangent to Earth's surface directly below the satellite. This type of projection best preserves the relative size and area of features on Earth's surface.
Australia Cities:Adelaide, Albany, Alice Springs, Bourke, Brisbane, Broome, Cairns, Canberra, Charleville, Cloncurry, Cooktown, Coolgardie, Dampier, Darwin, Derby, Fremantle, Geelong, Geraldton, Gladstone, Gold Coast, Hobart, Katherine, Launceston, Mackay, Melbourne, Mildura, Newcastle, Perth, Port Augusta, Port Hedland, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville, Wollongong and Wyndham.
Australia Locations:Arafura Sea, Ashburton River, Barrier Range, Coral Sea, Darling River, Finders Ranges, Gawler Ranges, Great Dividing Ranges, Great Victoria Desert, Gulf of Carpentaria, Hamersley Range, Indian Ocean, Indian Ocean, Lake Disappointment, Lake Eyre North, Lake Frome, Lake Gardner, Lake Mackay, Lake Torrens, Macdonnell Ranges, Murray River, Tasman Sea and Timor Sea.
Australia Natural Resources:Australia has enormous mineral resource potential, much of which is undeveloped. Metallic resources include bauxite, iron ore, copper, tin, gold, silver, nickel, tungsten, lead and zinc. Fuel resources include coal, natural gas, petroleum and uranium. Other geological resources include mineral sands and diamonds.
Australia Natural Hazards:Australia has natural hazards which include severe droughts, and forest fires. Along the coast there are also cyclones.
Australia Environmental Issues:The country of Australia has environmental issues related to soil and water. There is soil erosion from poor farming practices and overgrazing, and soil salinity due to the use of poor quality water. The clearing of land for agricultural purposes, industrial development, and urbanization have and continue to threaten the natural habitat of many unique animal and plant species. The Great Barrier Reef off the northeast coast, which is the largest coral reef in the world, is threatened by its popularity as a tourist site and increased shipping. Australia also has limited natural fresh water resources and problems with desertification.
Copyright information: The images on this page were composed by Angela King and Brad Cole and are copyright by Geology.com © 2008. These images are not available for use beyond our websites. If you would like to share them with others please link to this page. The satellite image was produced using Landsat data from NASA and the map was produced using data licensed from and copyright by Map Resources © 2008.