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New Guinea: Island in the Pacific Ocean
New Guinea is the world's second-largest island and with an area of 785,753 km2 (303,381 sq mi) the largest island wholly or partly within the Southern Hemisphere and Oceania. Located in Melanesia in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, it is separated by the shallow and 150 km wide Torres Strait from the Australian continent and is neighboured by a large number of smaller islands in the West and East.


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