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This smallest continent of 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. However, the extent is defined differently. In the German-speaking world, only Polynesia (with Hawaii and New Zealand), Melanesia and Micronesia are included. In the English-speaking world, Australia and Oceania are also called Oceania. In addition, the term transoceanic is also in use, which covers an area from the north of Australia via Indonesia to the southern border of the Philippines and the far west of the Pacific islands. See also under Africa, Asia, Europe, New World and South America, as well as a table with all countries worldwide under Wine Production Quantities.

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