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 25 independent countries and 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 largest country is Australia and the smallest is Nauru. The full list of countries in Oceania is shown in the table below, with latest total population.
|Rank||Independent Country||Current Population||
|1||Australia||25,318,081||Australia and New Zealand|
|2||Papua New Guinea||8,558,800||Melanesia|
|9||Federated States of Micronesia||103,000||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||18,100||New Zealand|
|7||Wallis and Futuna||11,700||France|
|11||Pitcairn Islands||50||United Kingdom|
Map of Countries in Oceania
Climate of Oceania
Most of Oceania is comprised of tropical and subtropical regions, with the exception of South Show and inland areas of Australia, which have temperate and continental climates. There are also some area that have tropical maritime climate. Although most of the vertical radiation in the sun under the ocean but the brink of not too hot. The average temperature is mostly 25°C to 28°C, although in Queensland temperatures can get as hot as 55°C, the hottest in Oceania. Precipitation throughout the area is diverse. Australia has an arid climate, with an annual average precipitation of 250 mm . Oceania also has frequent typhoons, especially near the Caroline Islands in Polynesia, considered to be the birthplace of the typhoon.