Australia (continent)

The continent of , sometimes known in technical contexts by the names Sahul–New GuineaAustralinea, Meganesia, or Papualand to distinguish it from the country of Australia, consists of the landmasses located next to Wallacea. The name “Sahul” takes its name from the Sahul Shelf, which is part of the continental shelf of the Australian continent. The continent includes mainland , Tasmania, the island of New Guinea (Papua New Guinea and portions of Indonesia), the Aru Islands, the Ashmore and Cartier Islands, most of the Coral Islands, and some other offshore continental islands. Situated in the geographical of Oceania, is the smallest of the seven traditional continents.