Last updated on May 4th, 2022 at 09:07 pm
Also known as Australia, Oceania is one of the seven continents in the world. It is subdivided into four which include Micronesia, Polynesia, Melanesia, and Australasia.
One of the unique things about Oceania is that it is a destination for thousands of Islands, most of the Islands are concentrated in the Central and South Pacific Ocean.
According to 2018 statistics, the Island-lucked continent has a population of 41,570,842. And in terms of land area, it is Oceania is the smallest continent.
It covers 8,525,989 square kilometres, spanning the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.
It is imperative to add that Australia/Oceania is also the flattest continent. Most of the people in Oceania live in cities along the coasts.
The continent is the house of the kangaroo, the koala, the platypus, and many other unusual animals that are scarcely available in other continents of the world.
Australia has the largest economy in Oceania. The Australian Dollar is the fifth most traded currency in the global market. New Zealand has the second-largest economy in that continent and followed by Papua New Guinea.
How many countries are in Oceania/Australia continent?
There are 14 countries in Oceania with 26 dependent territories. The countries and their currency are:
|Australia||Australian Dollar (AUD) strongest currency in Oceania||Australasia|
|Fiji||Fijian Dollar (FJD)||Melanesia|
|Kiribati||Kiribati Dollar and AUD||Micronesia|
|Marshall Islands||US Dollar||Micronesia|
|New Zealand||New Zealand Dollar||Australasia|
|Papua New Guinea||Papua New Guinea kina (PGK)||Melanesia|
|Samoa||Samoa Tala (WST)||Polynesia|
|Solomon Islands||Solomon Islands Dollar (SBD)||Melanesia|
|Tonga||Tonga Pa’anga (TOP)||Polynesia|
|Tuvalu||Tuvalu dollar and AUD||Polynesia|
|Vanuatu||Vanuatu Vatu (VUV)||Melanesia|
There are five countries under Micronesia (the highest); there are four under Melanesia; three under Polynesia while Australasia has just two under the subregion
Dependent territories of Oceania:
There are 26 dependent territories in Oceania/Australia. The territories and their claimants are:
|American Samoa||United States|
|Baker Island||United States|
|Cook Islands||New Zealand|
|Ashmore and Cartier Islands||Australia|
|Coral Sea Islands||Australia|
|San Andrés and Providencia||Colombia|
|Midway Atoll||United States|
|Pitcairn Islands||United Kingdom|
|Wallis and Futuna||France|
|Northern Mariana Islands||U.S|