Oceania is a continent consisting of Australia, New Zealand, eastern New Guinea and islands and archipelagos in the Pacific Ocean with the exception of islands along the coasts of Asia and the Americas. Oceania’s islands are divided into Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
Oceania is the smallest continent on the surface. Australia’s relationship to the concept of Oceania has not always been entirely clear. In the past, it was common for Oceania to refer only to the islands of the Pacific Ocean, and to use the term “Australia and Oceania” or “Australia with Oceania” as a term for the whole area, but today Australia is considered part of Oceania. Sometimes the whole of Oceania is carelessly called Australia, and then separates the continent and the state of Australia.
Regions in Oceania
Countries in Oceania
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