Australia and its neighbouring countries and pacific islands collectively called Oceania or Pacific. Is the smallest of all and lowest-lying human-inhabited continent. It covers 9,008,500 sq km and about 1% of world population.
Countries in Oceania
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Solomon Islands
Animals in Oceania Australia
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Ten Facts about Oceania
- Oceania is composed of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and numerous other island states and archipelagos.
- Oceania, the smallest continent, is one of the most diverse and fascinating areas on the planet
- There are an estimated 25,000 islands in this region, ranging in size from the continent of Australia to islands comprised of a few rocks.
- Oceania is a vast, arbitrarily defined expanse of the world where the Pacific Ocean –; rather than land borders – connects the nations.
- Oceania is also called as "Australia", and a few people call it Australasia. This is basicaaly because major portion of land is occupied by Australia.
- Oceania is one of eight terrestrial ecozones, which constitute the major ecological regions of the planet.
- Primary use of the term Oceania was used to describe a macrogeographical region that lies between Asia and the Americas, with the Australian continent as the major landmass and consisting of some 25,000 islands in the Pacific.
- The Mariana Trench, the deepest point in the Earth’s crust, is to be found in the waters of Oceania.
- Religion in Oceania remains dominated demographically by Christianity.
- Oceania was first settled by the Polynesian people around 2,000 years ago.