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GEO 233 - World Regional Geography

Realm description

Australia and its neighbor New Zealand form the Austral geographic realm by virtue of continenal dimensions, insular separation, and predominantly Western cultural heritage. The regions of this realm are defined by physical as well as cultural geography; in Australia, a highly urbanized, two-part core and a vast, desert-dominated interior; and in New Zealand, two main islands that exhibit considerable geographic contrast.