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This smallest continent in land mass with over 7,500 islands covers a land area of 1.3 million km² and extends over a sea area of 70 million km². About 2,100 of the islands are inhabited and a total of 9.9 million people live there. However, the scope is defined differently. In the German-speaking world, only Polynesia (with Hawaii and New Zealand), Melanesia and Micronesia belong to it. In the English-speaking world, Australia and Oceania are also referred to together as Oceania. In addition, the term Transoceania is also used, which covers an area from the north of Australia via Indonesia to the southern border of the Philippines and the extreme west of the Pacific islands. See also under Africa, Asia, Europe, New World and South America, and all countries worldwide under wine production volumes.

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