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OCEANIA

Oceania LocationAustralia 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

  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Palau
  • Papua
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

Animals in Oceania Australia


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Ten Facts about Oceania

  1. Oceania is composed of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and numerous other island states and archipelagos.
  2. Oceania, the smallest continent, is one of the most diverse and fascinating areas on the planet
  3. 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.
  4. Oceania is a vast, arbitrarily defined expanse of the world where the Pacific Ocean –; rather than land borders – connects the nations.
  5. 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.
  6. Oceania is one of eight terrestrial ecozones, which constitute the major ecological regions of the planet.
  7. 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.
  8. The Mariana Trench, the deepest point in the Earth’s crust, is to be found in the waters of Oceania.
  9. Religion in Oceania remains dominated demographically by Christianity.
  10. Oceania was first settled by the Polynesian people around 2,000 years ago.

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