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Mainland Europe (orthographic Projection)
MAINLAND is a contiguous landmass that is larger and often politically, economically and/or demographically more significant than politically associated remote territories , such as exclaves or oceanic islands situated outside the continental shelf . In geography, "mainland" can denote the continental (i.e. non-insular) part of any polity or the main island within an island nation . In geopolitics , "mainland" is sometimes used interchangeably with terms like Metropole as an antonym to overseas territories . In the sense of "heartland", mainland is the opposite of periphery. The term is used on multiple levels. From a Tasmanian perspective, continental Australia
Australia
is the mainland, while to residents of Flinders Island , the main island of Tasmania
Tasmania
is also "the mainland". When you are "Down the Shore" in New Jersey
New Jersey
, there is an "island" and "mainland" in areas with an Island
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Trindade And Martim Vaz
TRINDADE AND MARTIN VAZ (Portuguese : Trindade e Martim Vaz, pronounced ) is an archipelago located about 1,170 kilometres (730 miles) east of Vitória in the Southern Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
, belonging to the State of Espírito Santo
Espírito Santo
, Southeast Brazil
Brazil
. The archipelago has a total area of 10.4 square kilometres (4.0 square miles) and a population of 32 ( Brazilian Navy
Brazilian Navy
personnel). The archipelago consists of five islands and several rocks and stacks; Trindade is the largest island, with an area of 10.1 square kilometres (3.9 square miles); about 49 kilometres (30 miles) east of it are the tiny Martin Vaz islets, with a total area of 0.3 square kilometres (30.0 hectares ) . The islands are of volcanic origin and have rugged terrain. They are largely barren, except for the southern part of Trindade
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Saint Peter And Saint Paul Archipelago
An ARCHIPELAGO (/ɑːrkɪˈpɛləɡoʊ/ ( listen ) ark-i-PEL-ə-goh ), sometimes called an ISLAND GROUP or ISLAND CHAIN, is a chain, cluster or collection of islands , or sometimes a sea containing a small number of scattered islands. The word archipelago is derived from the Greek ἄρχι- – arkhi- ("chief") and πέλαγος – pélagos ("sea") through the Italian arcipelago. In Italian , possibly following a tradition of antiquity , the ARCHIPELAGO (from medieval Greek * ἀρχιπέλαγος and Latin archipelagus) was the proper name for the Aegean Sea
Aegean Sea
and, later, usage shifted to refer to the Aegean Islands
Aegean Islands
(since the sea is remarkable for its large number of islands). CONTENTS * 1 Types * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links TYPESArchipelagos may be found isolated in large amounts of water or neighbouring a large land mass
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Geography Of Canada
The GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA describes the geographic features of Canada
Canada
, the world\'s second largest country in total area. Situated in northern North America
North America
(constituting 41% of the continent's area), Canada
Canada
spans a vast, diverse territory between the North Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
to the west and the North Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
to the east and the Arctic
Arctic
Ocean to the north (hence the country's motto "From sea to sea "), with the United States
United States
to the south (contiguous United States
United States
) and northwest ( Alaska
Alaska
). Greenland
Greenland
is to the northeast; off the southern coast of Newfoundland lies Saint-Pierre and Miquelon , an overseas collectivity of France
France

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Canadian Maritimes
THE MARITIMES, also called the MARITIME PROVINCES or the CANADIAN MARITIMES, is a region of Eastern Canada
Canada
consisting of three provinces : New Brunswick
New Brunswick
, Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia
, and Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island
. The Maritimes had a population of 1,813,606 in 2016. The Maritimes, along with a fourth province – Canada's easternmost province, Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador
– make up Atlantic Canada
Canada
. Located along the Atlantic coast, various aquatic sub-basins are located in the Maritimes, such as the Gulf of Maine
Gulf of Maine
and Gulf of St. Lawrence
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Ilhabela
ILHABELA (Portuguese for Beautiful Island) is an archipelago and city situated in the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
four miles (6 kilometres) off the coast of São Paulo
São Paulo
state in Brazil
Brazil
. The city is 205 km (127 mi) from the city of São Paulo
São Paulo
and 340 km (210 mi) from the city of Rio de Janeiro . The largest island , although commonly called Ilhabela, is officially named Ilha de São Sebastião (St. Sebastian Island). It, the other islands (Búzios , Pescadores and Vitória ) and the islets (Cabras , Castelhanos , Enchovas , Figueira , Lagoa and Serraria ) make up the municipality of Ilhabela. Ilhabela
Ilhabela
is part of the Metropolitan Region of Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte . The population is 32,197 (2015 est.). The islands in total cover 347.52 km2 (134.18 sq mi)
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Fernando De Noronha
FERNANDO DE NORONHA (Portuguese pronunciation: ) is an archipelago of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
, 354 km (220 mi) offshore from the Brazilian coast. The archipelago's name is a corruption of the name of the Portuguese merchant Fernão de Loronha , to whom it was given by the Portuguese crown for services rendered regarding wood imported from Brazil. Only the homonymous main island is inhabited; it has an area of 18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi) and a population estimated at 2,718 in 2012. The archipelago's total area is 26 km2 (10 sq mi)
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Australian Islands
This is a LIST OF SELECTED AUSTRALIAN ISLANDS grouped by State or Territory . Australia has 8,222 islands within its maritime borders
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Territories Of Australia
Australia (officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia) is a federation of six states, together with ten federal territories . The Australian mainland consists of five of the six federated states and three of the federal territories (the "internal" territories). The state of Tasmania is an island about 200 kilometres (120 mi) south of the mainland. The remaining seven territories are classified for some purposes as "external" territories . Aside from the Australian Antarctic Territory , which is Australia's claim to part of Antarctica , Australia is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. All states and the two largest internal territories are partially self-governing , as well as being represented in the federal parliament ; the other territories are administered by the federal government . Since 2015, federal control has also been extended to the formerly self-governing territory of Norfolk Island
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Geography Of Brazil
The country of BRAZIL occupies roughly half of South America
South America
, bordering the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
. Brazil
Brazil
covers a total area of 8,514,215 km2 (3,287,357 sq mi) which includes 8,456,510 km2 (3,265,080 sq mi) of land and 55,455 km2 (21,411 sq mi) of water. The highest point in Brazil
Brazil
is Pico da Neblina
Pico da Neblina
at 2,994 m (9,823 ft)
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Abrolhos Archipelago
The ABROLHOS ARCHIPELAGO (Portuguese : Arquipélago de Abrolhos) are a group of 5 small islands with coral reefs off the southern coast of Bahia state in the northeast of Brazil , between 17º25’—18º09’ S and 38º33’—39º05’ W. Caravelas is the nearest town. Their name comes from the Portuguese : abrolho ("Abre Olhos" meaning: Open your eyes), a rock awash or submerged sandbank that is a danger to ships. There is a conspicuous shipwreck in the group. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Features * 2.1 Islands * 2.2 Submerged banks * 3 Wildlife * 4 Gallery * 5 See also * 6 Notes * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORYThese islets were surveyed by Baron Roussin
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Canadian Arctic Islands
The CANADIAN ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO, also known as the ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO, is a group of islands north of the Canadian mainland. Situated in the northern extremity of North America
North America
and covering about 1,424,500 km2 (550,000 sq mi), this group of 36,563 islands in the Arctic Sea comprises much of the territory of Northern Canada
Northern Canada
– most of Nunavut
Nunavut
and part of the Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories
. The Canadian Arctic
Arctic
Archipelago
Archipelago
is showing some effects of global warming , with some computer estimates determining that melting there will contribute 3.5 cm (1.4 in) to the rise in sea levels by 2100
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Mainland Colony
The COLONY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA was a crown colony in British North America from 1858 until 1866. It was founded by Richard Clement Moody , who became the first Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia from 1858 to 1863
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Special Administrative Region Of The People's Republic Of China
The SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGIONS (SAR) are one type of provincial-level administrative divisions of China
China
directly under Central People\'s Government , which enjoys the highest degree of autonomy , and no or less interference by either Central Government or the Chinese Communist Party
Chinese Communist Party
. The legal basis for the establishment of SARs, unlike the administrative divisions of Mainland China, is provided for by Article 31, rather than Article 30, of the Constitution of the People\'s Republic of China
China
of 1982. Article 31 reads: "The state may establish special administrative regions when necessary. The systems to be instituted in special administrative regions shall be prescribed by law enacted by the National People's Congress
National People's Congress
in the light of the specific conditions"
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Hainan
HAINAN is the smallest and southernmost province of the People\'s Republic of China
China
, consisting of various islands in the South China Sea . HAINAN ISLAND, separated from Guangdong
Guangdong
's Leizhou Peninsula by the Qiongzhou Strait , is the largest island under PRC control (Taiwan , which is slightly larger, is also claimed but not controlled by the PRC) and makes up the majority of the province
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