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Flinders Island,

Australia: see Furneaux GroupFurneaux Group
, about 25 islands, c.900 sq mi (2,330 sq km), Tasmania, SE Australia, in Bass Strait between Tasmania and the Australian mainland. The largest is Flinders Island, and the group forms Flinders municipality.
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Flinders Island

an island off the coast of NE Tasmania: the largest of the Furneaux Islands. Pop.: 850 (2004 est.). Area: 2077 sq. km (802 sq. miles)
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