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What bodies of water surround Australia?

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The major bodies of water that surround Australia include the Tasman Sea, Arafura Sea, Coral Sea, Timor Sea, Gulf of Carpentasia, Great Australian Bight, Indian Ocean and South Pacific Ocean. The country is situated in the region of Oceania, covering around 16,007 miles of coastal areas.

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Australia is the largest nation in Oceania without any land borders. It claims 12 nautical miles of maritime territories with 24 nautical miles of contiguous zone. The country is divided into seven states including Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia. Other bodies of water within Australia are Lake Eyre, Lake Torrens, Lake Gairdner, Lake Gordon and Lake Mackay.

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