About Oceania

About Oceania
Oceania is sort of like the Caribbean of the Pacific Ocean--thousands and thousands of islands make up the region.

Geography

Australia, New Zealand and other nearby islands in the Pacific Ocean make up Oceania, which then consists of three subparts: Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia.

Controversy

The borders of Oceania are by no means strict--many disagree on which islands should be included. In fact, sometimes people refer to Oceania as the islands around Australia, excluding the country altogether.

Size

In total, Oceania is home to 25,000 islands.

Fun Fact

Australia is the biggest Oceania island, with over 21 million people. However, some islands in the area have little to no population.

Sports

Oceania has its own version of the Olympics called Pacific Games, which showcases a wide variety of athletes who hail from the region. For most of the year, though, many citizens of New Zealand, Australia and nearby islands love to play cricket, soccer and rugby.

Article Written By Laura Hoot

Laura Hoot is a full-time travel writer and editor for the website Vacation Rentals. Her work has appeared in various online publications, including The Budget Fashionista and See Jack Shop. Hoot holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas, Austin.

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