Welcome to the sixteenth discussion thread in our series about the islands and countries of Oceania! Share what you know or would like others to know about French Polynesia!
French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of the France, sometimes unofficially referred to as an overseas country. It is composed of 118 geographically dispersed islands and atolls stretching over an expanse of more than 2,000 kilometres in the South Pacific Ocean. French Polynesia is divided into five groups of islands: the Society Islands Archipelago, composed of the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands; the Tuamotu Archipelago; the Gambier Islands; the Marquesas Islands; and the Austral Islands. Among its 118 islands and atolls, 67 are inhabited.
Welcome to the eighteenth discussion thread in our series about the islands and countries of Oceania! Share what you know or would like others to know about New Zealand!
New Zealand (Maori: Aotearoa) is the third largest country in Oceania by size and population, after Australia and Papua New Guinea. It consists of about 600 islands, the main ones being the North Island (Te-Ika-A-Maui), the South Island ( Te Waipounamu) and Stewart Island (Rakiura), the North Island being the most populous and the South Island being the largest. New Zealand has unique and diverse fauna due to its isolation, some famous endemic animals being the kiwi, the kakapo and the tuatara.
Welcome to the seventeenth discussion thread in our series about the islands and countries of Oceania! Share what you know or would like others to know about the Northern Marianas!
The Northern Mariana Islands, officially the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, is a commonwealth of the United States consisting of 15 islands in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. The CNMI includes all islands in the Mariana Archipelago except Guam. The Northern Mariana Islands, together with Guam to the south, compose the Mariana Islands archipelago. The southern islands are limestone, with level terraces and fringing coral reefs. The northern islands are volcanic, with active volcanoes on several islands, including Anatahan, Pagan, and Agrihan. The volcano on Agrihan has the highest elevation at 965 metres.