List of All Countries in Oceania
Oceania, which lies both above and below the equator, covers an area of 8,971,000 square kilometers, accounting for 6% of the global land area. As the smallest continent, Oceania was named by the Danish geographer Malte, with the name meaning “ocean in the land”. The continent has a total of fourteen independent countries and eleven territories, with a combined population of about 52.25 million. Residents are mainly descendants of European settlers and indigenous people, and most speak English. Residents of the three island groups of Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia also speak local languages, with most people believing in Christianity.
Countries in Oceania by Population
Currently, there are 14 independent countries in Oceania. Among them, the most populous country is Australia and the least is Nauru. The full list of countries in Oceania is shown in the table below, with latest total population.
|Rank||Independent Country||Current Population||Subregion|
|2||Papua New Guinea||8,558,800||Melanesia|
|9||Federated States of Micronesia||105,300||Micronesia|
Territories in Oceania by Population
The list of all 11 territories is shown in the table below, with latest total population and dependencies.
|Rank||Dependent Territory||Current Population||Territory of|
|4||American Samoa||56,700||United States|
|5||Northern Mariana Islands||56,200||United States|
|6||Cook Islands||15,200||New Zealand|
|7||Wallis and Futuna||11,700||France|
|11||Pitcairn Islands||50||United Kingdom|
Map of Regions and Countries in Oceania
The boundaries of Oceania are defined in several ways. Most definitions recognize parts of Australasia Such as Australia, New Zealand and new Guinea, and part of the Malay Archipelago as parts of Oceania. On the following map, you can see four regions of Oceania: Australasia, Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia.
Oceania Countries by Area
Below is a list of all the Oceania countries, in order of land area size. Australia is the biggest country while Nauru is the smallest one.
|Ranking||Country Name||Land Area (km²)|
|2||Papua New Guinea||462,840|
Alphabetical List of Countries and Dependencies in Oceania
In summary, there are a total of 25 independent countries and dependent territories in Oceania. See the following for full list of countries and dependencies of Australia in alphabetical order:
- American Samoa (United States)
- Cook Islands (New Zealand)
- French Polynesia (France)
- Guam (United States)
- Marshall Islands
- New Caledonia (France)
- New Zealand
- Niue (New Zealand)
- Norfolk Island (Australia)
- Northern Mariana Islands (United States)
- Papua New Guinea
- Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom)
- Solomon Islands
- Tokelau (New Zealand)
- Wallis and Futuna (France)