Travel - Page 5
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To most people, Australia (the continent), New Zealand, and even the Malay Archipelago are all part of Oceania, a word used to describe all of the islands in the Central and South Pacific. The islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia (including the Polynesian state of Hawai'i) are the primary emphasis of this website. Please be aware that Oceania is not a continent.
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One of the nine districts that make up the Pacific Ocean nation of Tuvalu includes an atoll called Nui. It has 610 residents and a land area of 3.37 km2 (2017 Census). The Tekaubaonga, Tekaunimala, and Tekaunibiti families make up the three family circles that traditionally make up Nuian culture. Most people reside on the western side of Fenua Tapu. According to the 2022 census, there are 321 people living in Manutalake-Meang and 421 people living in Alamoni-Maiaki (Tanrake).
On the banaba Island of Kiritimati, in the country of Kiribati, there is a community known as banaba. It may be found in the northern part of the island, not far from the Cassidy International Airport. In 2015, 1,209 people were living in the hamlet, making it the third most populous settlement on the island. The coral and phosphate formation of banaba, which is a part of Kiribati and is located in the west-central Pacific Ocean, is also known as Ocean Island. It is about 6 miles in diameter and is situated around 250 miles (400 kilometers) to the west of the closest Gilbert Islands.
Laysan Island is one of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, located at 25°42′14′′N 171°44′04′′W, 808 nautical miles (1,496 km; 930 mi) northwest of Honolulu. It is made up of a single land mass that is 1,016 acres (4.11 km2) in size, or around 1 by 1.5 miles (1.6 by 2.4 km). Although the land entirely encircles a small center lake that is 8 feet (2.4 m) above sea level and has a salinity that is around three times higher than the ocean, it is an atoll of sorts.
Approximately 23 miles (37 km) southwest of the island of Ni'ihau lies the little Kaula Island, which has the form of a crescent. Even though the little island was known to the Native Hawaiians who visited it, it is thought that no one ever resided there permanently. Two stone buildings, which may have been heiaus, have been discovered close to the island's top (ancient temple sites). The island has a total surface area of 158.2 acres (0.64 km2), with the highest point which is 548 feet (167 m) above sea level.
Jarvis Island, a coral atoll in the Northern Line Islands in the west-central Pacific Ocean, approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southwest of Honolulu, was once known as Bunker Island, Volunteer Island, Jarvis Island, or Brook Island. The atoll is 1.6 square miles in size (4.1 square km). Capt. Brown of the British ship Eliza Francis reported seeing it in 1821, and the United States claimed it under the Guano Act in 1856.
McKean Island is a raised coral island, which means that tectonic processes have raised the once-living coral reef above sea level. It is somewhat round, 3/4 mile wide, and has a fringing reef all around it. It rises around five meters above sea level at its highest point. It formerly had a lagoon, but uplift lifted it to a point where it had turned into a wet depression where bird guano gathered and had for thousands of years.
Teraina, often spelled Teeraina and also legally known as Washington Island, is a coral atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that is a part of Kiribati's Northern Line Islands. New Marquesas, Prospect Island, and New York Island are all defunct names for Teraina. Approximately 4.71° North latitude and 160.76° West longitude define the island's location.
The American whaler Maro, captained by Captain Joseph Allen, made the first known discovery of the Gardner Pinnacles on June 2, 1820. The survey ship USS Fenimore Cooper discovered where the Gardner Pinnacles were in 1859. The Giant Opihi (Cellana talcosa), also known as the "opihi ko'ele," is a Hawaiian Limpet that can only be found in the Hawaiian Islands and the Gardner Pinnacles.
The atoll of low sand and coral in the Central Pacific named Canton is situated 2'50' S, 171' W, or around 266 kilometers below the equator. The island is made up of a 43 km-long, a thinly vegetated strip of land with widths ranging from 50 to 600 meters. It is surrounded by a lagoon. The majority of the island is encircled by a fringing reef, which is visible in certain places at low tide.
The Midway Islands are a federally administered unincorporated territory of the United States located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 1,300 miles (or 2,100 kilometers) to the northwest of Honolulu. It is located on the westernmost tip of the Hawaiian archipelago and is made up of a coral atoll that has a radius of 15 miles (24 km) and two major islands: the Sand Island and the Eastern (Green) Island.
In the southwest Pacific Ocean, 400 miles northwest of Tahiti, lies Flint Island, the southernmost coral island in Kiribati's Southern Line Islands. The formation rises to a level height of 22 feet, has a land area of 1 square mile, and is shaped like an elongated diamond with dimensions of 2.5 miles by 0.5 miles with multiple brackish lagoons.
The Republic of Kiribati's capital, Tarawa, is located on an atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It is made up of North Tarawa, which has 6,629 people and is similar to other, more remote islands in the Gilberts group. South Tarawa, as of 2015 had 56,388 people, or half of the country's total population. Tarawa is an ancient Gilbertese form for Te Rawa, meaning "The Passage," since Tarawa is quite a unique atoll in Kiribati, having a big ship passage or canal to the lagoon.
Tokelau, a New Zealand dependency in the South Pacific Ocean, has the coral atoll of Nukunonu. It has 30 islands that surround a lagoon that is 8 miles by 7 miles. The island was discovered in 1791 and given the name Duke of Clarence Island by the captain of the British ship Pandora, which was looking for HMS Bounty mutineers.
An independent island nation in the South Pacific Ocean, the Cook Islands are free to associate with New Zealand. It is made up of 15 islands with a combined land area of 240 square kilometers. The Exclusive Economic Zone of the Cook Islands is 1,960,027 square kilometers. It is in the ocean. The Cook Islands have had independent foreign and defense policies since 2001. Henry Puna, a Cook Islander, presently holds the position of Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum.
Christmas Island, formerly known as the Territory of Christmas Island, is an island in the Indian Ocean that is governed as an Australian external territory. It is located about 224 miles (360 km) south of the island of Java and 1,400 miles (1,600 km) northwest of Australia. The island is at the top of an oceanic mountain, and Murray Hill, in the western section of the island, is its highest point, rising to a height of 1,184 feet.
Previously known as Pleasant Island, Nauru is an island nation and microstate in Oceania in the Central Pacific. Its official name is the Republic of Nauru. Banaba Island in Kiribati, 300 kilometers to the east, is its closest neighbor. It is also located south of the Marshall Islands, southeast of the Federated States of Micronesia, east-northeast of Papua New Guinea, northwest of Tuvalu, and 1,300 kilometers northeast of the Solomon Islands.