Polynesia is the most far-flung, easterly region of Oceania. Polynesia is comprised of the following island nations: Polynesia includes smaller overseas territories of larger nations, including: New Zealand is also often considered part of Polynesia both culturally and historically.

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French Polynesia is halfway between California and Australia in the South Pacific Ocean.

Samoa is an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean.

The Cook Islands are a self-governing parliamentary democracy in free association with New Zealand, located in Polynesia, in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, between French Polynesia to the east and Tonga to the west.


Kiribati is an archipelago nation in Micronesia, at the equator.

Tonga, the "Friendly Islands", is an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean.

American Samoa is a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean that lie about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand and about 100 km east of its neighboring country of Samoa, which is part of the same archipelago and ethnicity.

Niue is an island in Oceania located approximately halfway between Tonga and the Cook Islands.

The Pitcairn Islands are a loosely grouped handful of tiny islands in the remote South Pacific, farther from any continent than any other inhabited island.

Tuvalu is a group of low-lying islands and atolls in the South Pacific that form the fourth smallest country in the world.


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  • Latitude of center:  1° north
  • Longitude of center:  152° west
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