the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland
of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous
smaller islands. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total
area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia
and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to
the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. Australia's capital
is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney.