General Knowledge of Australia and Oceania



Australia and Oceania


The region of Oceania includes Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, New Guinea, and New Zealand,
and when it is used as the name of a continent it also includes Australia.

Sometimes this continent is only called "Australia", and a few people call it Australasia.


Area:

9,008,458 km² (3,478,185.1 sq mi)

Population:

33 million

Highest Point:

Puncak Jaya (Carstensz Pyramid 4884 m/16 023 ft), Papua Province, Indonesia

Largest Lake:

Lake Eyre, Australia

Longest River:

Murray-Darling river system 3750 km (2300 mi)

Languages of Oceania:

English, French, Melanesian pidgin, Melanesian-Polynesian Languages.


Australia and New Zealand

Australia----------------------Canberra
New Zealand------------------Wellington

Melanesia - the islands in the southwestern part of Oceania.

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.

Guam-------------------------Hagåtña (Agana)
Kiribati------------------------Tarawa
Marshall Islands----------------Majuro
Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia)-----------Palikir
Nauru-------------------------None
Northern Mariana Islands-------Saipan
Palau--------------------------Melekeok

Polynesia, the islands in the eastern part of Oceania.

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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