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Is New Zealand part of Australia or its own country?

Is New Zealand part of Australia or its own country?

New Zealand is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, just south of Australia. The country is not part of Australia and has never been (many people make that error), but it has been its own country since the late 19th century.

Which continent does New Zealand belong to?

New Zealand/Continent
New Zealand is not part of the continent of Australia, but of the separate, submerged continent of Zealandia. New Zealand and Australia are both part of the Oceanian sub-region known as Australasia, with New Guinea being in Melanesia.

Why are Australia and New Zealand not part of Asia?

With both being former British colonies, they are closer in culture to Europe than Asia. Australia and New Zealand are part of the Oceania continent, and are on separate tectonic plates to Asia. That’s why when people talk about the two countries, they may not think of them as being part of Asia.

What is the relationship between Australia and Malaysia?

Australia’s education links with Malaysia form not only a significant part of the trading relationship, but also the people-to-people links. Malaysia was the single biggest benefactor of the Colombo Plan in the 1950s-80s, and over 300,000 Malaysian students have studied in Australian universities.

What’s the difference between New Zealand and Australia?

New Zealand is more a South Pacific Island nation and is part of Australasia geographically or the area that includes Australia and New Zealand. However, the Australian continent is very close to Indonesia so Australia can be said to be part of South East Asia, but not New Zealand.

Which is part of Oceania is New Zealand part of?

Oceania includes New Zealand, comprises Australia, New Guinea and the many Pacific islands. Oceania isn’t a single tectonic plate, and it’s comprised of many which would make it easy to consider Oceania a continent. New Zealand is on the border of the Pacific, and Indo-Austral tectonic plates, meaning that is not part of Australia or Asia.