Oceania

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Introduction

This page contains a list of all the countries, as jurisdictions, in Oceania.

Regions

Several terms are used to identify this region comprising of Australia, New Zealand, and the various islands and nations within the Pacific Ocean.

Oceania encompasses Australasia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia.

Australasia

This subregion is considered in two differing concepts but the main countries within Oceania.

Australian concept:

New Zealand concept:

Melanesia

This subregion includes 4 independent countries.

It also includes special collectivity of France, New Caledonia which comprises of:

  • Grande Terre (main island)
  • Loyalty Islands
  • Chesterfield Islands
  • Belep archipelago
  • Isle of Pines

Micronesia

This subregion includes four main archipelagos, in addition to numerous outlying islands.

  • Nauru (nation)
  • Wake Islands
  • Caroline Islands (Palau)
  • Gilbert Islands (Kiribati)
  • Mariana Islands
  • Marshall Islands

Polynesia

This subregion encompasses more than a thousand islands within the central and southern area of the Pacific Ocean. The biggest country within this subregion is New Zealand.

  • American Samoa
  • Cook Islands
  • Easter Island (province and special territory of Chile)
  • French Polynesia
  • Hawaii
  • New Zealand
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island (Australian)
  • Pitcairn Islands (British)
  • Samoa
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Wallis and Futuna (French collectivity)
  • Rotuma