Formed by various island groups in the Pacific Ocean, Oceania is the smallest "continent" in area and the second smallest (after Antarctica) in population.
It has a total area of 8,480,355km2. The name Oceania comes from Oceanus, the god of the rivers. Although the islands of Oceania do not form a true continent, some associate Oceania with the continent of Australia or Australasia for the purpose of dividing the planet into continental clusters.
Australia, modern and first world country (ranked first in the Human Development Index), is the main country of the continent, occupying almost 90% of it.
Oceania's location on the world map
Countries and Territories
The following is a list of the independent countries of Oceania and their respective capitals, as well as the territories existing on the continent.
|Independent countries |
Mariana Islands dep. U.S
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