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Oceania, a name designated in 1831 by French explorer Dumont d'Urville to describe the far-flung lands stretching from Malaysia and the Philippines to Australia and on through the Pacific as far as Easter Island with its famous Moai, Wake Island and Galapagos Islands. Australia represents the largest land mass of the extended group while Wake Is...

  • Australia
  • Cook Islands
    Cook Islands

    The Cook Islands are a self-governing parliamentary democracy in free association with New Zealand. The fifteen small islands in this South Pacific Ocean country have about 20.000 people and a total land area of 240 square kilometres. British navigator Captain James Cook arrived in 1773 and named the islands the Hervey Islands; the name "Cook Islands", in honour of Cook, appeared on a Russian naval chart published in the 1820s. The Cook Islands became a British protectorate at their own request in 1888, mainly to thwart French expansionism. They were transferred to New Zealand in 1901. They remained a New Zealand protectorate until 1965, at which point they became a self-governing territory in free association with New Zealand.

  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Mariana Islands
    Mariana Islands
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
    New Zealand
  • Niue
  • Palau

    Republic of Palau, independent republic in the western Pacific Ocean, part of the island group of Micronesia. An archipelago of about 200 islands, Palau is situated near the equator about 850 km east of the Philippines. After World War II, it became part of the United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands and was administered by the United States. Palau became a self-governing nation in October 1994, when it entered into a Compact of Free Association with the United States. Koror, which covers the island of the same name, is the country's largest town and the provisional capital. A new capital is being built on the island of Babelthuap. Palau Currency is US Dollar. Every year a few very special and requested coins are issued for collectors, and due to the high demand they are really hard to find.

  • Papua New Guinea
    Papua New Guinea
  • Pitcairn Islands
    Pitcairn Islands
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
    Solomon Islands
  • Tokelau
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
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