Description: The Physical Map of Oceania showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, seas, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.
Oceania also known as Oceanica, is centered on the
islands of the Pacific Ocean. Oceania consists of three
sub-regions of the Melanesia, the Polynesia as well as
the Micronesia. The term is mostly used to denote a
continent consisting of Australia and its proximate
As an ecological zone, Oceania includes all of the Micronesia, the Fiji islands, and the entire Polynesia except New Zealand. The New Zealand, the New Guinea islands and a part of the Philippines islands, the Australian continent, the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu, together constitute the separate Australasian eco-zone.
Sometimes, the Papua province in Indonesia may be considered a part of Oceania, as Puncak Jaya is considered the highest peak in Oceania.
Oceania was originally conceived as the landmass in the Pacific Ocean which stretches from the Strait of Malacca to the coast of Americas. It also included some parts of three major continents, Eurasia, Australia, and Zealandia, as well as the volcanic islands of the Philippines, the Wallacea, and the open Pacific.
It extends along the Sumatra to the west, the Bonin Islands in the north-west, and includes the Hawaiian Islands in the north-east along with the Rapa Nui and Sala y Gómez Island in the east. It has the Macquarie Island in the south and excludes Taiwan, the Japanese archipelago, and Aleutian Islands along the Asian margins.
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