United Nations geoscheme for Oceania

The following is an alphabetical list of subregions in the United Nations geoscheme for Oceania.[1]


Geopolitical Oceania in green.

Area 8,525,989 km2 (3,291,903 sq mi)
Population 38,304,000 (2013, 6th)
Demonym Oceanian
Countries 14
Associated (2)
Dependencies 21
Time Zones UTC+14 (Kiribati) to UTC-11 (American Samoa & Niue) (West to East)
Largest Cities List of cities in Oceania
Australia Sydney
Australia Melbourne
Australia Brisbane
Australia Perth
New Zealand Auckland
Australia Adelaide
New Zealand Wellington
United States Honolulu
Australia Canberra
New Zealand Christchurch
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby
France Nouméa

UNSD Subregions

Subregion Country and capital city [Note 1]
Australia and New Zealand
Main articles: Australia and New Zealand
 Australia – Commonwealth of Australia
Capital: Canberra
 Christmas Island - Territory of Christmas Island (Australia)
Capital: Flying Fish Cove
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands - Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia)
Capital: West Island
 New Zealand
Capital: Wellington
 Norfolk Island – Territory of Norfolk Island (Australia)
Capital: Kingston
Main article: Melanesia
 Fiji – Republic of Fiji
Capital: Suva
 New Caledonia (France)
Capital: Nouméa
 Papua New Guinea – Independent State of Papua New Guinea
Capital: Port Moresby
 Solomon Islands
Capital: Honiara
 Vanuatu – Republic of Vanuatu
Capital: Port Vila
Main article: Micronesia
 Guam (USA)
Capital: Hagåtña
 Kiribati – Republic of Kiribati
Capital: South Tarawa
 Marshall Islands – Republic of the Marshall Islands
Capital: Majuro
 Micronesia – Federated States of Micronesia
Capital: Palikir
 Nauru – Republic of Nauru
Capital: Yaren (unofficial, seat of parliament)
 Northern Mariana Islands – Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
Capital: Saipan
 Palau – Republic of Palau
Capital: Ngerulmud
Main article: Polynesia
 American Samoa (USA)
Capital: Pago Pago
 Cook Islands (New Zealand) [2]
Capital: Avarua
 French Polynesia (France)
Capital: Pape'ete
 Hawaii (United States of America)
Capital: Honolulu
 Niue (New Zealand) [3]
Capital: Alofi
 Pitcairn Islands – Pitcairn Group of Islands (UK)
Capital: Adamstown
 Samoa – Independent State of Samoa
Capital: Apia
 Tokelau (New Zealand)
Capital: Fakaofo
 Tonga – Kingdom of Tonga
Capital: Nukuʻalofa
Capital: Funafuti
 Wallis and Futuna – Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands (France)
Capital: Mata-Utu


  1. Regions and constituents as per UN categorisations/map except notes 2–3, 6. Depending on definitions, various territories cited below (notes 3, 5–7, 9) may be in one or both of Oceania and Asia or North America.


    1. Composition of macro geographical (continental) regions, geographical sub-regions, and selected economic and other groupings, United Nations Statistics Division. Revised August 28, 2007. Accessed on line October 11, 2007.
    2. CIA (2010-07-15). "Cook Islands at the CIA's page". CIA. Archived from the original on 11 July 2010. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
    3. CIA (2010-07-15). "Niue at the CIA's page". CIA. Archived from the original on 11 July 2010. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
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