Oceania is a vast, arbitrarily defined expanse of the world where the Pacific Ocean – rather than land borders – connects the nations. It is home to glistening white beaches, coconut palms swaying in the breeze, beautiful coral reefs, and rugged volcanic islands rising out of the blue ocean.

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is the Harbour City, and is the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in with an enviable reputation as one of the world's most beautiful and liveable cities. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is the second largest city and the cultural capital of , with Victorian-era architecture, extensive shopping, museums, galleries, theatres, and large parks and gardens. Photo: Scott Cresswell, CC BY 2.0.

There is nowhere else quite like , the only country that has a whole continent to itself. Photo: Tiimta, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, a country of stunning and diverse… Photo: Inkey, Public domain.


is a subregion of Oceania, made up of more than 1,000 scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean. Photo: Jnarboux, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a subregion of Oceania in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Photo: alexkehr, CC BY 2.0.

, in northwest Oceania, is the home of tropical and subtropical islands in the Pacific Ocean. Photo: hazara, CC BY 2.0.

The Independent State of comprises the eastern part of the world's largest and highest tropical island, , together with many smaller offshore islands. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.


  • Type: Region
  • Description: geographic region that includes Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia
  • Category: part of the world
Latitude of center
-20° or 20° south
Longitude of center
137° or 137° east

Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Oseanië
  • Arabic: أوقيانوسيا
  • Aragonese: Oceanía
  • Asturian; Bable: Oceanía
  • Azerbaijani: Okeaniya və Avstraliya
  • Bashkir: Австралия һәм Океания
  • Bashkir: Океания һәм Австралия
  • Basque: Ozeania
  • Bavarian: Australien und Ozeanien
  • Bavarian: Ozeanien und Australien
  • Belarusian: Акіянія і Аўстралія
  • Belarusian: Аўстралія і Акіянія
  • Bengali: ওশেনিয়া
  • Bislama: Osenia
  • Bosnian: Australija i Okeanija
  • Bosnian: Okeanija
  • Bosnian: Okeanija i Australija
  • Breton: Okeania
  • Bulgarian: Океания
  • Burmese: အိုရှန်းနီးယား
  • Catalan: Austràlia i Oceania
  • Catalan: Oceania
  • Catalan: Oceania i Austràlia
  • Chinese: Tāi-iûⁿ-chiu
  • Chinese: 大洋洲
  • Chinese: 澳大利亚和大洋洲
  • Church Slavic: Аѵстралїꙗ и Ѡкєанїꙗ
  • Church Slavic: Ѡкєанїꙗ и Аѵстралїꙗ
  • Crimean Turkish; Crimean Tatar: Avstraliya ve Okeaniya
  • Crimean Turkish; Crimean Tatar: Okeaniya ve Avstraliya
  • Croatian: Oceanija
  • Czech: Austrálie a Oceánie
  • Czech: Oceánie a Austrálie
  • Danish: Oseania
  • Dimli: Okyanusya und Australya
  • Dutch: Australië en Oceanië
  • Dutch: Oceanië
  • Dutch: Oceanië en Australië
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: اوشيانيا
  • English: Australia and Oceania
  • English: Oceania and Australia
  • Esperanto: Aŭstralio kaj oceanio
  • Esperanto: Oceanio
  • Estonian: Austraalia ja Okeaania
  • Estonian: Okeaania ja Austraalia
  • Extremaduran: Oceania
  • Faroese: Osiania
  • Finnish: Australia ja Oseania
  • Finnish: Oseania ja Australia
  • French: Australie et Océanie
  • French: Océanie
  • French: Océanie et Australie
  • Gallegan: Oceanía
  • Gan Chinese: 大洋洲
  • German: Australien und Ozeanien
  • German: Ozeanien und Australien
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453): Ὠκεανία
  • Greek: Αυστραλία και Ωκεανία
  • Greek: Ωκεανία
  • Greek: Ωκεανία και Αυστραλία
  • Hakka Chinese: Thai-yòng-chû
  • Hausa: Thai-yòng-chû
  • Hindi: ओशिआनिया
  • Hungarian: Ausztrália és Óceánia
  • Hungarian: Óceánia és Ausztrália
  • Icelandic: Eyjaálfa
  • Inari Sami: Australia já Oseania
  • Inari Sami: Oseania já Australia
  • Ingush: Астралии а Океании
  • Ingush: Океании а Астралии
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Oceania
  • Italian: Oceania
  • Japanese: オセアニア
  • Kalaallisut: Oceania
  • Kinyarwanda: Oseyaniya
  • Korean: 오세아니아
  • Ladin: Ozeania
  • Ladino: אוסיאניה
  • Latin: Oceania
  • Latin: Oceania et Australia
  • Latvian: Austrālija un Okeānija
  • Latvian: Okeānija un Austrālija
  • Ligurian: Oçeania
  • Ligurian: Òceània
  • Limburgish, Limburger, Limburgan: Oceanië
  • Lithuanian: Okeanija
  • Livvi: Okeanii
  • Low German; Low Saxon: Australazië
  • Low German; Low Saxon: Oceanië
  • Macedonian: Океанија
  • Malay (generic): Oceania
  • Marathi: ओशनिया
  • Min Dong Chinese: Dâi-iòng-ciŭ
  • Min Nan Chinese: Tāi-iûⁿ-chiu
  • Mongolian: Австрали ба Далайн орнууд
  • Mongolian: Австрали ба далайн орнууд
  • Mongolian: Далайн орнууд ба Австрали
  • Moroccan Spoken Arabic: أوقيانوسيا
  • Nauru: Otsianiya
  • Northern Sami: Austrália ja Oseania
  • Northern Sami: Oseania
  • Northern Sami: Oseania ja Australia
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Oseania
  • Occitan (post 1500); Provençal: Oceania
  • Persian: استرالیا و اقیانوسیه
  • Persian: اقیانوسیه
  • Polish: Australia i Oceania
  • Polish: Oceania i Australia
  • Portuguese: Oceania
  • Pushto: اوقيانوسيه
  • Romanian: Australia și Oceania
  • Romanian: Australia și Oceaniaa
  • Romanian: Oceania și Australia
  • Russian: Австралия и Океания
  • Russian: Океания
  • Russian: Океания и Австралия
  • Schwyzerdütsch: Australien und Ozeanien
  • Schwyzerdütsch: Ozeanien und Australien
  • Serbian: Аустралија и Океанија
  • Serbian: Океанија
  • Serbian: Океанија и Аустралија
  • Serbo-Croatian: Uqyanusya
  • Skolt Sami: Australia da Oseania
  • Skolt Sami: Oseania da Australia
  • Slovak: Austrália a Oceánia
  • Slovak: Oceánia a Austrália
  • Slovenian: Oceanija
  • Sotho, Northern: Oceania
  • Spanish: Australia y Oceania
  • Spanish: Oceania y Australia
  • Spanish: Oceanía
  • Sranan: Oseyaniya
  • Swahili (generic): Australia na Pasifiki
  • Swahili (generic): Pasifiki na Australia
  • Swedish: Australien och Oceanien
  • Swedish: Oceanien
  • Swedish: Oceanien och Australien
  • Tachelhit: Uqyanusya
  • Tagalog: Oseaniya
  • Tamil: ஓசியானியா
  • Tatar: Avstraliä häm Okeanlıq
  • Tatar: Avstraliä wä Okeanlıq
  • Tatar: Okeanlıq häm Avstraliä
  • Tatar: Okeanlıq wä Avstraliä
  • Tatar: Австралия вә Океанлык
  • Tatar: Австралия һәм Океанлык
  • Tatar: Океанлык вә Австралия
  • Tatar: Океанлык һәм Австралия
  • Tosk Albanian: Australien und Ozeanien
  • Turkmen: Awstraliýa we Okeaniýa
  • Turkmen: Okeaniýa we Awstraliýa
  • Ukrainian: Австралія і Океанія
  • Ukrainian: Океанія i Австралія
  • Urdu: آسٹریلیا اور اوقیانوسیہ
  • Venetian: Oseània
  • Vietnamese: Châu Đại Dương
  • Welsh: Oceania
  • Western Mari: Океани
  • Wu Chinese: 大洋洲
  • Yiddish: אקעאניע
  • Yue Chinese: 大洋洲
  • Zeeuws: Oceanië
  • Austraalia ja Okõaania
  • Australijŏ i Ôceanijŏ
  • Okeanėjė
  • Okõaania ja Austraalia
  • Ôceanijŏ i Australijŏ
  • Астралии Океании
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  • ߏߛߑߕߙߊߟߌ߫ ߣߌ߫ ߏߛߌߦߊߣߌ߫
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