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Oceania
Oceania
Oceania
(UK: /ˌoʊʃiˈɑːniə, ˌoʊsi-/[3] or US: /ˌoʊʃiːˈæniə/[4]) is a geographic region comprising Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia
Polynesia
and Australasia.[5] Spanning the eastern and western hemispheres, Oceania
Oceania
covers an area of 8,525,989 square kilometres (3,291,903 sq mi) and has a population of 40 million
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Ogasawara, Tokyo
Ogasawara (小笠原村, Ogasawara-mura) is a village in Ogasawara Subprefecture, Tokyo
Tokyo
Metropolis, Japan, that governs the Bonin Islands, Volcano Islands, and three remote islands (Nishinoshima, Minami-Tori-shima
Minami-Tori-shima
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Juan Fernández Islands
The Juan Fernández Islands
Juan Fernández Islands
(Spanish: Archipiélago Juan Fernández) are a sparsely inhabited island group reliant on tourism and fishing in the South Pacific Ocean
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Coral Sea Islands
The Coral Sea
Coral Sea
Islands Territory is an external territory of Australia which comprises a group of small and mostly uninhabited tropical islands and reefs in the Coral
Coral
Sea, northeast of Queensland, Australia. The only inhabited island is Willis Island. The territory covers 780,000 km2 (301,160 sq mi), most of which is ocean, extending east and south from the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, and includes Heralds Beacon Island, Osprey Reef, the Willis Group, and fifteen other reef/island groups
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Galápagos Islands
The Galápagos
Galápagos
Islands (official name: Archipiélago de Colón, other Spanish name: Las Islas Galápagos, Spanish pronunciation: [las ˈiʱla ɣaˈlapaɣo]), part of the Republic of Ecuador, are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the Equator
Equator
in the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
surrounding the centre of the Western Hemisphere, 906 km (563 mi) west of continental Ecuador
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Clipperton Island
Clipperton Island
Clipperton Island
(French: Île de Clipperton or French: Île de la Passion; Spanish: Isla de la Pasión) is an uninhabited 6 km2 (2.3 sq mi) coral atoll in the eastern Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
off the coast of Central America. It located 10,677 kilometres away from Paris, 5,400 km from Papeete, and 1,081 km from Mexico
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Kingman Reef
Kingman Reef
Kingman Reef
/ˈkɪŋmən/ is a largely submerged, uninhabited triangular shaped reef, 9.5 nautical miles (18 kilometers) east-west and 5 nmi (9 km) north-south,[1] located in the North Pacific Ocean, roughly halfway between the Hawaiian Islands
Hawaiian Islands
and American Samoa
American Samoa
at 6°23′N 162°25′W / 6.383°N 162.417°W / 6.383; -162.417.[2][3] It is the northernmost of the Northern Line Islands and lies 36 nautical miles (67 km) northwest of the next closest island (Palmyra Atoll), and 930 nautical miles (1,720 km) south of Honolulu.[2] The reef encloses a lagoon up to 270 feet (82 m) deep in its western part.[1][self-published source] The total area within the outer rim of the reef is 29 sq mi (75 km2)
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Howland Island
Howland Island
Howland Island
(/ˈhaʊlənd/) is an uninhabited coral island located just north of the equator in the central Pacific Ocean, about 1,700 nautical miles (3,100 km) southwest of Honolulu. The island lies almost halfway between Hawaii
Hawaii
and Australia
Australia
and is an unincorporated, unorganized territory of the United States. Geographically, together with Baker Island
Baker Island
it forms part of the Phoenix Islands. For statistical purposes, Howland is grouped as one of the United States Minor Outlying Islands. It is located at 0°48′25.84″N 176°36′59.48″W / 0.8071778°N 176.6165222°W / 0.8071778; -176.6165222Coordinates: 0°48′25.84″N 176°36′59.48″W / 0.8071778°N 176.6165222°W / 0.8071778; -176.6165222.[1] It covers 1,112 acres (4.50 km2), with 4 miles (6.4 km) of coastline
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Jarvis Island
Jarvis Island
Jarvis Island
(/ˈdʒɑːrvɪs/; formerly known as Bunker Island, or Bunker's Shoal) is an uninhabited 1 3⁄4-square-mile (4.5 km2) coral island located in the South Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
at 0°22′S 160°01′W / 0.367°S 160.017°W / -0.367; -160.017Coordinates: 0°22′S 160
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Christmas Island
The Territory of Christmas Island
Christmas Island
is an Australian external territory comprising the island of the same name. Christmas Island
Christmas Island
is located in the Indian Ocean, around 350 kilometres (220 mi) south of Java and Sumatra
Sumatra
and around 1,550 kilometres (960 mi) north-west of the closest point on the Australian mainland. It has an area of 135 square kilometres (52 sq mi). Christmas Island
Christmas Island
has a population of 1,843 residents as of 2016,[1] the majority of whom live in settlements on the northern tip of the island. The main settlement is Flying Fish Cove
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Maluku Islands
The Maluku Islands
Maluku Islands
or the Moluccas (/məˈlʌkəz/) are an archipelago within Banda Sea, Indonesia. Tectonically they are located on the Halmahera
Halmahera
Plate within the Molucca Sea Collision Zone. Geographically they are located east of Sulawesi, west of New Guinea, and north and east of Timor. The islands were known as the Spice Islands due to the nutmeg, mace and cloves that were originally exclusively found there, the presence of which sparked colonial interest from Europe in the 16th century.[1] The Maluku Islands
Maluku Islands
formed a single province from Indonesian independence until 1999, when it was split into two provinces
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Demonym
A demonym (/ˈdɛmənɪm/; δῆμος dẽmos "people, tribe", ὄόνομα ónoma "name") is a word that identifies residents or natives of a particular place, which is derived from the name of that particular place.[1] It is a neologism (i.e., a recently minted term); previously gentilic was recorded in English dictionaries, e.g., the Oxford
Oxford
English Dictionary and Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary.[2][3][4] Examples of demonyms include Swahili for a person of the Swahili coast and Cochabambino for a person from the city of Cochabamba. Demonyms do not always clearly distinguish place of origin or ethnicity from place of residence or citizenship, and many demonyms overlap with the ethnonym for the ethnically dominant group of a region
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Cocos (Keeling) Islands
The Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
is an Australian external territory in the Indian Ocean, comprising a small archipelago approximately midway between Australia
Australia
and Sri Lanka. It is part of Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
and is in the Southern Hemisphere. The territory's dual name (official since 1955) reflects that the islands have historically been known as either the Cocos Islands or the Keeling Islands. The territory consists of two atolls made up of 27 coral islands, of which only two – West Island and Home Island
Home Island
– are inhabited. The population of around 600 people consists mainly of Cocos Malays, who practise Sunni Islam
Sunni Islam
and speak a dialect of Malay as their first language
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Midway Atoll
Midway Atoll
Atoll
(/ˈmɪdweɪ/; also called Midway Island and Midway Islands; Hawaiian: Pihemanu Kauihelani) is a 2.4-square-mile (6.2 km2) atoll in the North Pacific Ocean at 28°12′N 177°21′W / 28.200°N 177.350°W / 28.200; -177.350Coordinates: 28°12′N 177°21′W / 28.200°N 177.350°W / 28.200; -177.350. Midway is roughly equidistant between North America and Asia. Midway Atoll
Atoll
is an unorganized, unincorporated territory of the United States. Midway continues to be the only island in the Hawaiian archipelago that is not part of the state of Hawaii. Unlike the other Hawaiian islands, Midway observes Samoa Time (UTC−11:00, i.e., eleven hours behind Coordinated Universal Time), which is one hour behind the time in the state of Hawaii. For statistical purposes, Midway is grouped as one of the United States Minor Outlying Islands
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Western New Guinea
Coordinates: 4°00′S 136°00′E / 4.000°S 136.000°E / -4.000; 136.000Western New Guinea
New Guinea
(Papua)Irian Barat Irian Jaya West PapuaRegionCountry  IndonesiaAutonomous Region Papua, West PapuaCities Jayapura, Manokwari, Sorong, Wamena, Timika, MeraukeHighest point Puncak Jaya - location Sudirman Range - elevation 4,884 m (16,024 ft) - coordinates 4°5′S 137°11′E / 4.083°S 137.183°E / -4.083; 137.183Area 420,540 km2 (162,371 sq mi)Population 4,363,869 (2014)Density 10/km2 (26/sq mi)Timezone Indonesia
Indonesia
Eastern Time (UTC+9)ISO 3166-2 ID-IJLicense plate DS/PA PBWestern New Guinea, also known as Papua (formerly Irian Jaya from Indonesia) and West Papua,[1] is the part of the island of New Guinea (also known as Papua) annexed by Indonesia
Indonesia
in 1962
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Johnston Atoll
Johnston Atoll, also known as Kalama Atoll
Atoll
to Native Hawaiians, is an unincorporated territory of the United States
United States
currently administered by the United States
United States
Fish
Fish
and Wildlife Service. Public entry is only by special-use permit from the U.S. Fish
Fish
and Wildlife Service. For nearly 70 years, the atoll was under the control of the U.S. military. In that time it was used as a bird sanctuary, as a naval refueling depot, as an airbase, for nuclear and biological weapons testing, for space recovery, as a secret missile base, and as a chemical weapon and Agent Orange
Agent Orange
storage and disposal site
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