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Coral Sea. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Coral Sea above the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Image: Steve Evans

About Australia/Oceania

The "continent" of Australia/Oceania is a somewhat artifical construct, designed to link together the continental landmass of Australia with the huge number of widely scattered islands across the Pacific Ocean.

Area: 8,600,000 km2 (3 300,000 mi2)
Population: 40 million (in 2016)
Highest Point: Puncak Jaya (Carstensz Pyramid 4884 m/16 023 ft), Papua Province, Indonesia
Largest Lake: Lake Eyre, Australia (if there is some water)
Longest River: Murray-Darling river system, Australia, 3750 km (2300 mi)

Map of Australia/Oceania
Reference Map of the Australia/Oceania region.

Searchable Maps of Countries and Capital Cities of Australia/Oceania

profile Languages of Oceania: Melanesian pidgin, Melanesian-Polynesian Languages, English, French.

Flags of Australia and Oceania

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Mount Ruapehu
Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand
Image: NASA

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States of Australia and Oceania


Australia/New Zealand

  Country Population Maps Capital City
Australia 24,129,000 Map of Australia Canberra - Sydney
New Zealand 4,675,000 Map of New Zealand Wellington - Auckland

Melanesia - the islands in the southwestern part of Oceania.

  Country Population Maps Capital City
Fiji 861,000   Suva
New Caledonia 256,000   Nouméa
Papua New Guinea 7,270,000 Map of Papua New Guinea Port Moresby
Solomon Islands 642,000   Honiara
Vanuatu 278,000   Port-Vila

Map of Melanesia
Reference Map of Melanesia.

Micronesia, the islands in the northwestern part of Oceania.

  Country Population Maps Capital City
Guam 159,000 Map of Guam Hagåtña (Agana)
Hawaii flag Hawaii 1,430,000 Map of Hawaii Honolulu
Kiribati 100,000   Tarawa
Marshall Islands 54,000   Majuro
Micronesia (Federated States of) 102,289   Palikir
Nauru 11,288   ---
Northern Mariana Islands 52,300   Saipan
Palau 17,661   Ngerulmud, Melekeok

Map of Micronesia
Reference Map of Micronesia.

Polynesia, the islands in the eastern part of Oceania.

  Country Population Maps Capital City
American Samoa 54,300 Tutuila Map Pago Pago
Cook Islands 20 000   Avarua
French Polynesia (Tahiti) 270,000   Papeete
Niue 2 000   Alofi
Pitcairn 50   Adamstown
Samoa 193,483 Map of Samoa Apia
Tonga 103,000   Nuku'alofa
Tuvalu 10,000   Funafuti

Map of Polynesia
Reference Map of Polynesia.

Population Sources see:  Population by Country
A List of up-to-date population figures from the most to the least populated countries in the world.

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World Population
List of population figures of the most populated countries, and the most densely populated countries in the world.

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