Melanesia is a region of Oceania. Melanesia consists of the following small island nations: And the tiny Australian territory of: The large nation of Papua New Guinea and its neighbor West Papua are also usually considered part of Melanesia, both culturally and historically speaking, but are covered in separate articles.

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Fiji is an archipelago nation in Melanesia in the Pacific Ocean.

Vanuatu is an archipelago nation consisting of 83 islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean, north of New Zealand and east of Australia.

New Caledonia is a dependent overseas territory of France lying in the western Pacific Ocean, in the Coral Sea, to the east of Australia and west of Vanuatu.


The Solomon Islands are a South Pacific archipelago east of Papua New Guinea.


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  • Latitude of center:  18° 54' (18.9°) south
  • Longitude of center:  174° 12' (174.2°) east
  • Wikidata:  Melanesia
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Melanesia

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