Australia & NZ - 12/16/2009 Relatively remote from...

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12/16/2009 1 Relatively remote from the world’s population & economic centres Still characterized by an Anglo-Saxon culture Both with the British-style parliamentary political system Low ratio of population versus resources Marked coastal population concentration and development (Australia) Oceanic environment dominates Australia’s populated fringes, and New Zealand Highly urbanized societies Economically advanced Primary industries important Increasing economic integration into the “Pacific Rim” economic zone
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12/16/2009 3 Australia A federal state of 6 states and 2 territories
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12/16/2009 4 Topography - A vast, dry, plain-like interior - A mountainous eastern fringe Climate - Warm, arid climates prevalent - An arid continent with an incomplete humid fringe - A B-type interior: hot desert, semi-arid grassland - Mediterranean: SW & south-central coasts - Tropical monsoon: roughly north of 20 deg S - Wet tropical: NE coast - Subtropical: SE coast
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2010 for the course GEOG 213 taught by Professor Slezak during the Winter '09 term at University of Calgary.

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