Melanesia is a subregion of extending from in the southwestern Pacific Ocean to the Arafura Sea, and eastward to . The region includes the four independent countries of , , , , as well as the French special collectivity of , and parts of – particularly .

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is an archipelago nation in Melanesia in the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Maxim75, CC BY-SA 4.0.

, officially the Republic of , is a Pacific located in the South Pacific Ocean. Photo: Phillip Capper, CC BY 2.0.

The are a archipelago east of . Photo: Nash Belarus, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a dependent overseas territory of lying in the western , in the Coral Sea, to the east of and west of . Photo: Fourrure, CC BY-SA 2.0.


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