Why is Australia not considered the largest island in the world?

Australia is generally not considered an island, but a continent. Some of the justifications are that Australia is tectonically independent from other continents and has biological distinctiveness with unique animal and plant life.

(see http://users.erols.com/jcalder/CONTISLAND.html)

Tags: geography, geology
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2007-11-20 22:59
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