1309.0 - Australia at a Glance, 2007
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Australia comprises a land area of almost 7.7 million square kilometres. This land area is almost as great as that of the United States of America (excluding Alaska), about 50% greater than Europe (excluding the former USSR) and 32 times greater than the United Kingdom. The longest river is the Murray River (2,520 kilometres), which forms a natural border between NSW and Vic. The highest mountain is Mt Kosciuszko, (2,228 metres) which is situated in NSW.
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