The smallest continent in the world, called Australia and Oceania, is surrounded by the Indian, Southern and Pacific Oceans. It includes the entire Australian mainland, such big islands as New Zealand, Tasmania, New Guinea (only its eastern half), and many thousands of tiny, tropical islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia regions, scattered throughout the South Pacific.

There are 14 independent countries and 12 dependent overseas territories. The largest sovereign state is Australia, occupying about 86% of the region’s total area. The smallest independent country is Nauru, which is so tiny that you need less than an hour to drive around it.

The most visited tourist destinations in this part of the world are the Australian cities of Sydney and Melbourne, the famous beach resorts of the Gold Coast. The best natural attraction is the Great Barrier Reef, and popular island holiday destinations are Fiji and Bora Bora.The always up-to-date list of countries of Australia and Oceania in alphabetical order

  • A
  • Australia
  • F
  • Fiji
  • K
  • Kiribati
  • M
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • N
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • P
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • S
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • T
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • V
  • Vanuatu

List of dependent territories of Oceania in alphabetical order

  • A
  • American Samoa (USA)
  • C
  • Cook Islands (New Zealand)
  • F
  • French Polynesia (France)
  • G
  • Guam (USA)
  • N
  • New Caledonia (France)
  • Niue (New Zealand)
  • Norfolk Island (Australia)
  • Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
  • P
  • Pitcairn Islands (UK)
  • T
  • Tokelau (New Zealand)
  • W
  • Wake Island (USA)
  • Wallis and Futuna (France)
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