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Oceania
Oceania Flag
Flag
Motto:

Long Live Oceania (official)EOceania is the coolest (traditional) (Latin: Oceania is number one)

Anthem: "Oceania is number one"
Capital Honolulu38°53′N 77°01′W / 38.883°N 77.017°W / 38.883; -77.017
Largest city Sydney
Official language(s) English, Spanish, French and 25 more]
National language

English (de facto)

Spanish (de jure)

Demonym Oceanian
Government constitutional domination
- Dominator Antonio
- Prime Minister Jacob Lesnar
- Govenror General Rick Foley
- Chief Justice Luke Hogan
Independence from the Villarrue Domiantion
- Declared August 25, 2012
- Recognized September 3, 2012
- Current constitution September 8, 2012
Area
- Total 8,536,716 km2 [1][c](3rd/4th)3,296,044 sq mi
- Water (%) 35.9
Population
- 2012 estimate 35,670,000[2] (3rd)
- Density 33.7/km287.4/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate
- Total $55.094 trillion[3] (1st)
- Per capita $58,386[3] (6th)
GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate
- Total $55.094 trillion[3] (1st)
- Per capita $58,386[3] (15th)
Gini (2007) 45.0[1] (39th)
HDI (2011) 0.910[4] (very high) (4th)
Currency Oceanian Dollar ($) (USD)
Time zone UTC+8 (Australian Western Standard Time) to UTC-6 (Easter Island) (West to East)
- Summer (DST) UTC+8 (Australian Western Standard Time) to UTC-6 (Easter Island) (West to East)
Date formats m/d/yy (AD)
Drives on the right
ISO 3166 code OC
Internet TLD .us .gov .mil .edu
Calling code +1

Oceania is a supernation west to of the United States and other countries in the americas, Oceania is home to many countries like Austrailia, New Zealand, or Hawaii, Oceania is part of Asia, Australia, North America, and South America, Oceania became a supernation in 2012, the official langauges are English, Spanish, French and 25 others, and the head of state is Antonio of the Villarruel Domiantion, and the head of government is Jacob Lesnar.

SportEdit

[edit] Pacific GamesEdit

The Pacific Games (formerly known as the South Pacific Games) is a multi-sport event, much like the Olympics, (albeit on a much smaller scale), with participation exclusively from countries around the Pacific. It is held every four years and began in 1963.

[edit] Rugby LeagueEdit

Rugby league is a popular sport throughout Oceania, and is the national sport of Papua New Guinea[29] (the second most populous country in Oceania after Australia) and is very popular in Australia[30] and attracts significant attention across New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.[31]

Australia and New Zealand are two of the most successful sides in the world.[32] Australia has won the Rugby League World Cup a record nine times while New Zealand won their first World Cup in 2008. Australia hosted the second tournament in 1957. Australia and New Zealand jointly hosted it in 1968 and 1977. New Zealand hosted the final for the first time in 1985 – 1988 tournament and Australia hosted the last tournament in 2008.

[edit] Rugby UnionEdit

[1][2]Fiji playing the Cook Islands at seven-a-side rugbyRugby union is one of the region's most prominent sports,[33] and is the national sport of New Zealand,[34] Samoa,[34] Fiji and Tonga.[34] Fiji's sevens team is one of the most successful in the world, as is New Zealand's.

New Zealand and Australia have won the Rugby World Cup a record two times (tied with South Africa who have also won it two times). New Zealand won the inaugural World Cup in 1987. Australia and New Zealand jointly hosted the World Cup in 1987. Australia hosted it in 2003 and New Zealand also hosted it in 2011, which they then went on to win.

[edit] CricketEdit

[3][4]Fans' welcome to the Australian team after winning 2007 Cricket World CupCricket is a popular summer sport in Australia and New Zealand. Australia had ruled International cricket as the number one team for more than a decade, and have won four Cricket World Cups and have been runner-up for two times, making them the most successful cricket team. New Zealand is also considered a strong competitor in the sport, with the New Zealand Cricket Team, also called the Black Caps, enjoying success in many competitions. Both Australia and New Zealand are Full members of the ICC. Fiji, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea are some of the Associate/Affiliate members of the ICC from Oceania that are governed by ICC East Asia-Pacific. Beach Cricket, a greatly simplified variant of cricket played on a sand beach, is also a popular recreational sport in Australia.

Cricket is culturally a significant sport for summer in Oceania. The Boxing Day Test is very popular in Australia, conducted every year on 26 December at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.

[edit] Australian rules footballEdit

Main article: Australian rules football in OceaniaAustralian rules football is the national sport in Nauru[35] and is the most popular football code in Australia.[36] It is also popular in Papua New Guinea.[37]

[edit] Association football (soccer)Edit

The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is one of six association football confederations[38] under the auspices of FIFA, the international governing body of the sport. The OFC is the only confederation without an automatic qualification to the World Cup Finals. Currently the winner of the OFC qualification tournament must play off against an Asian confederation side to qualify for the World Cup.[39][40]

Currently, Vanuatu is the only country in Oceania to call football (soccer) its national sport.

Oceania has been represented at four World Cup finals tournaments — Australia in 1974, 2006 and 2010, and New Zealand in 1982 and 2010. In 2006, Australia joined the Asian Football Confederation and qualified for the 2010 World cup as an Asian entrant. New Zealand qualified through the Oceania Confederation, winning its playoff against Bahrain. 2010 was the first time two countries from Oceania had qualified at the same time, albeit through different confederations.

[edit] See alsoEdit

DemographicsEdit

The demographic table below shows the subregions and countries of geopolitical Oceania.[15] The countries and territories in this table are categorized according to the scheme for geographic subregions used by the United Nations. The information shown follows sources in cross-referenced articles; where sources differ, provisos have been clearly indicated. These territories and regions are subject to various additional categorisations, of course, depending on the source and purpose of each description.

ReligionEdit

The predominant religion in Oceania is Christianity.[27] Traditional religions are often animist and prevalent among traditional tribes is the belief in spirits (masalai in Tok Pisin) representing natural forces.[28] In recent Australian and New Zealand censuses, large proportions of the population say they belong to "No religion" (which includes atheism, agnosticism, Secular Humanism, and rationalism). In Tonga, everyday life is heavily influenced by Polynesian traditions and especially by the Christian faith. The Bahá'í House of Worship in Tiapapata, Samoa is one of seven designations administered in the Baha'i faith.

231

Name of region, followed by countries

and their flags[19]

Area

(km²)

Population Population density

(per km²)

Capital ISO 3166-1
Australasia[20]
Australia 7,686,850 22,028,000 2.7 Canberra AU
New Zealand[21] 268,680 4,108,037 14.5 Wellington NZ
External territories of Australia:
Ashmore and Cartier Islands 199
Christmas Island[22] 135 1,493 3.5 Flying Fish Cove CX
Cocos (Keeling) Islands[22] 14 628 45.1 West Island CC
Coral Sea Islands 10 4
Heard Island and McDonald Islands 372 HM
Norfolk Island 35 2,114 53.3 Kingston NF
Melanesia[23]
Fiji 18,270 856,346 46.9 Suva FJ
New Caledonia (France) 19,060 240,390 12.6 Nouméa NC
Papua New Guinea[24] 462,840 5,172,033 11.2 Port Moresby PG
Solomon Islands 28,450 494,786 17.4 Honiara SB
Vanuatu 12,200 240,000 19.7 Port Vila VU
Micronesia
Federated States of Micronesia 702 135,869 193.5 Palikir FM
Guam (USA) 549 160,796 292.9 Hagåtña GU
Kiribati 811 96,335 118.8 South Tarawa KI
Marshall Islands 181 73,630 406.8 Majuro MH
Nauru 21 12,329 587.1 Yaren (de facto) NR
Northern Mariana Islands (USA) 477 77,311 162.1 Saipan MP
Palau 458 19,409 42.4 Melekeok[25] PW
[5] Wake Island (USA) 2 12 Wake Island UM
Polynesia
American Samoa (USA) 199 68,688 345.2 Pago Pago, Fagatogo[26] AS
Cook Islands (NZ) 240 20,811 86.7 Avarua CK
Easter Island (Chile) 163.6 3,791 23.1 Hanga Roa CL
French Polynesia (France) 4,167 257,847 61.9 Papeete PF
Hawaii (USA) 16,636 1,360,301 81.8 Honolulu US
Niue (NZ) 260 2,134 8.2 Alofi NU
Pitcairn Islands (UK) 5 47 10 Adamstown PN
Samoa 2,944 179,000 63.2 Apia WS
Tokelau (NZ) 10 1,431 143.1 Nukunonu TK
Tonga 748 106,137 141.9 Nukuʻalofa TO
Tuvalu 26 11,146 428.7 Funafuti TV
Wallis and Futuna (France) 274 15,585 56.9 Mata-Utu WF
Total 8,536,716 35,669,267 4.2
Total minus mainland Australia 849,866 13,641,267

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