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REGIONAL LINKS: OCEANIA 

 

Birding Site Guide

OCEANIA DEFINITION USED ON BSG

There are several interpretations of which landmasses belong in the Oceania bio-geographical region, on Birding Site Guide I use the definition of all non-continental landmasses and islands of the Pacific Ocean.  So I do not include Malaysia or Indonesia (and minor islands) which are on the Asian continental shelf or Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea (and minor islands) which are on the Australasian continental plate. The list below is the areas I consider within Oceania.

 

Name of territory, with flag, Area, (km²) Population, (1 July 2002 estimate) Population density (per km²) Capital

 

Australasia

  Christmas Island (Australia) 1354743.5The Settlement

  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 1463245.1West Island

  Norfolk Island (Australia) 351,86653.3Kingston

Melanesia

  Fiji 18,270856,34646.9 Suva

  New Caledonia (France) 19,060207,85810.9 Nouméa

  Solomon Islands 28,450494,78617.4 Honiara

  Vanuatu 12,200196,17816.1 Port Vila

Micronesia

  Federated States of Micronesia 702135,869193.5 Palikir

  Guam (USA) 549160,796292.9 Hagåtña

  Kiribati 81196,335118.8 Bairiki

  Marshall Islands 18173,630406.8 Majuro

  Nauru 2112,329587.1 Yaren

  Northern Mariana Islands (USA) 47777,311162.1 Saipan

  Palau 45819,40942.4 Melekeok

Polynesia

  American Samoa (USA) 19968,688345.2 Fagatogo, Utulei

  Cook Islands (NZ) 24020,81186.7 Avarua

  French Polynesia (France) 4,167257,84761.9 Papeete

  Niue (NZ) 2602,1348.2 Alofi

  Pitcairn Islands (UK) 54710 Adamstown

  Samoa 2,944178,63160.7 Apia

  Tokelau (NZ) 101,431143.1—

  Tonga 748106,137141.9 Nuku'alofa

  Tuvalu 2611,146428.7 Vaiaku

  Wallis and Futuna (France) 27415,58556.9 Mata-Utu

Hawaiian

 Hawaii (USA) 28,311 Honolulu

 

OCEANA 

PACIFIC ENVIRONMENT ORGANISATION 

 

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