The Australian continent and nearby islands in the central and south Pacific Ocean

Oceania is a geographic region comprising Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Spanning the eastern and western hemispheres, Oceania covers an area of 8,525,989 square kilometers and has a population of 40 million. Situated in the southeast of the Asia-Pacific region, Oceania is the smallest continental grouping in land area and the second smallest in population after Antarctica.

  • Australia - The smallest continent, its territory is ruled since 1942 by the Monarchy of Australia
  • Fiji - Islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1987 by the Matanitu ko Viti
  • New Zealand - Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean, ruled since 1947 by the Monarchy of New Zealand

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Oceania" as of 19 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.