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The below list contains both states and dependent territories, see country, state, nation state for some explanation of the difference between these.
Countries listed by continent and their capitals:
Africa is a continent in the systems with 5 or more continents.
Eurasia is a continent in the 5 continent systems, called simply Asia in one of them.
Asia is a continent in the 5 continent systems (but includes Europe in one of them) and those with 6 or more continents.
Europe is a continent in one of the 6 continent systems and the 7 continent system. In other systems it is part of Asia or Eurasia.
America is a continent in the 4, 5 and one of the 6 continent systems.
North and Central America are continents in the 7 continent system. In other systems they are part of America.
South America is a continent in the 7 continent system. In other systems it is part of America.
Several terms are in use to describe the region comprising Australia and the nations of the Pacific Ocean. The term Oceania is usually preferred, and this is the term in use by the United Nations. The term Pacific Islands generally excludes the islands of New Zealand, and the continent of Australia. The indigenous Māori of New Zealand are a polynesian people.
Historically the region was called Australasia, although this often meant just Australia, New Zealand and sometimes Papua New Guinea. The term gives special emphasis to Australia and is falling out of favour.
The countries are listed below according to their UN classification:
Australia and New Zealand
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