Australia and Oceania

Map of the Continents of the World, Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America

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)

Coral Sea. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Coral Sea above the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

 

Australia/New Zealand
Country/currency Capital City/places we go
Australia

  • Dollar AUD
Canberra – Sydney

New Zealand Wellington – Auckland
Melanesia – the islands of the southwestern part of Oceania
Country/currency Capital City/places we go
Fiji Suva
New Caledonia Nouméa
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby
Solomon Islands Honiara
Vanuatu Port-Vila
Micronesia – the islands in the northwestern part of Oceania
Country/currency Capital City/places we go
Guam Hagåtña (Agana)
Hawaii Honolulu
Kiribati Tarawa
Marshall Islands Majuro
Micronesia (Federated States of) Palikir
Nauru
Northern Mariana Islands Saipan
Palau Ngerulmud, Melekeok
Polynesia – the islands in the eastern part of Oceania
Country/currency Capital City/places we go
American Samoa Pago Pago
Cook Islands Avarua
French Polynesia (Tahiti) Papeete
Niue Alofi
Pitcairn Adamstown
Samoa Apia
Tonga Nuku’alofa
Tuvalu Funafuti
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