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Pacific islands are usually referred as Oceania. This is a list of many islands organized by political unit. American Samoa is part of the Samoan Islands chain with a population of 57,291 people. The total area of this island is 200.22 km2 (77 sq mi). Baker Island is an island covers an area of 1.64 square kilometers (0.63 sq mi) with 4.9 kilometers (3.04 mi) of coastline. The Caroline Islands are island group consists of small islands in the north of New Guinea. The Cook Islands is an island consists of an area of 240 square kilometers (92.7 sq mi). This country defense and foreign affairs are regulated by New Zealand in consultation with the Cook Islands. The Desventuradas Islands is a group of small islands located 850 kilometers (530 mi) off the coast of Chile doesn't have permanent sources of fresh water on the islands. East Timor has a middle level income economy. Easter Island is most popular for its 887 monumental statues. It is a World Heritage Site with most part of the island protected within the Rapa Nui National Park. Fiji has a self government system where city and town councils fall under the supervision of the Ministry of Local Government. French Polynesia is a constituent country of the French Republic made up of several groups of Polynesian islands. Tahiti is the most famous island being in the Society of Islands group. The water of Galapagos Islands and its surrounding form an Ecuadorian province, a national park and a biological marine reserve. The Gilbert Islands are a chain of 16 coral islands originated in the Pacific Ocean. Hawaii has a warm tropical climate, inviting waters and waves and active volcanoes make it as popular destination for tourists, surfers and biologists. Howland Island National Wildlife Refuge is a 455 acres (1.84 km2) island. This island is ruled by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia with 238 million people population. Johnston Atoll is an unincorporated territory of the United States governed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior. The Juan Fernandez Islands are island group reliant on tourism and fishing. The Kermadec Islands are relating to island arc in the South Pacific Ocean. The total area of this island is 33 km2 (12.7 sq mi). The Line Islands, Teraina Islands are chain of eleven low coral islands. The Lord Howe Island Group is an island group including nearby Balls Pyramid ruled by the Lord Howe Island Board. Marcus Island is an isolated island has an area of 1.2 square kilometres (0.5 sq mi) and is the hottest place in Japan. Mariana Islands are an arc-shaped islands group made up of 15 volcanic mountains. Marshall Islands is a Micronesian nation of atolls having the population of 62,000. Norfolk Island is a small island located between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. The Federated States of Micronesia is an independent island nation made up of four states from west to east having the total area of 702 km². Nauru is the world's smallest island nation just covering just 21 square kilometres (8.1 sq mi). New Caledonia has a special status of sui generis collectivity of France occupies a total area of 18,575.5 square kilometres with the population of 249,000. New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean. Niue is usually known as the "Rock of Polynesia" occupies an area of 2,400 kilometres (1,500 mi). Okinotorishima original name was Parece Vela located on the Palau-Kyushu Ridge in the Philippine Sea. Papua New Guinea officially called as the Independent State of Papua New Guinea is a country in Oceania. The Phoenix Islands are group of eight atolls and two submerged coral reefs lying in the central Pacific. The Pitcairn Islands officially named the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands are group of four volcanic islands with a total area of 18 square miles (47 km2). The Revillagigedo Islands are a group of four volcanic islands with a total area of 157.81 km². Samoa is a country originated in the western part of the Samoan Islands. Solomon Islands consisting of one thousand islands covers an area of 28,400 square kilometers (10,965 sq mi). Tokelau is a territory of New Zealand consists of three tropical coral atolls with a total land area of 10 km2 and a population of 1,400. Tonga is an archipelago consists of 176 islands scattered over 700,000 square kilometers (270,000 sq mi). The Torres Strait Islands are a group of 274 tiny islands which lie in Torres Strait. Tuvalu is a Polynesian island having the population of 10,472 makes it the third-least populous sovereign state in the world. Vanuatu is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. Wake Island, Wallis and Futuna and Willis Island are the islands located in pacific region.

Pacific Islands Recreation, Culture and Attractions

The Pacific Islands most popular sport is scuba diving. The well developed islands have schools learn to dive as a recreation or just experience scuba in the calmer waters with great experienced guide. Fishing is also very popular in most of the islands and is considering fish as their main food source. Sport fishing is very famous and most islands have charter boats available as an equipment rental. Another import sport is Surfing, in fact some of the best waves can be found here. International compactions are often conducted in these islands. Rugby is the most popular team sport in this region. Fiji, Samoa, Tonga islands has full international squads and details for fixtures and tours can be found. Melanesians, Micronesians and Polynesians are the three main groups in this region. Melanesians and Polynesians live between the stealthily modern world of all-day television, cars and the traditional life of subsistent farming, fishing and village meetings. The people who lived in this region are maintaining traditional lifestyles. Christianity plays an important role in the village community and national politics. The drinking of Kava is still practiced throughout the South Pacific. Kava is prepared with the roots of a pepper and diluted with water. This is a powerful ceremonial drink and is still consumed at all important occasions. The other tradition widely maintained by Pacific cultures is the traditional dance. From the hip-swaying erotic dances of the Polynesians to the more powerful war dances are performed by the Melanesians, these traditional dances are based on the stories of old passed down generations. Pacific Islands are a beautiful, consists of playground with a wide range of attractions and various activities available. Here the tourists enjoy with idyllic tropical scenery, welcoming, friendly people and vibrant cultures. The attractions and activities in this region are suited to every age, taste and budget. It is a great natural environment gives relaxation to the tourists on stunning white-sandy beaches, snorkel the clear blue waters and hike around the islands. Some major attractions to this region include canoeing, kayaking, diving, jet boating, whitewater rafting and fishing. In order to give more relaxation time to the tourists the guides arrange a scenic flight and play a round of golf or join an overnight boat cruise around the beautiful islands in Pacific.

Pacific Islands Demographics

American Samoa Asian Population - 2.8%
American Samoa Caucasian Population - 1.1%
American Samoa Mixed Population - 4.2%
Palau native Palauans Population - 70%
Easter Island Rapanui Population - 60%
Easter Island castizo descent Population - 39%
Easter Island Native Americans Population - 1%
Fiji Melanesians Population - 54.3%
Fiji Indo-Fijians Population - 38.1%
French Polynesia Tahiti Population - 68.6%
Indonesia Javanese Population - 42%
Federated States of Micronesia Chuukese Population - 48.8%
Federated States of Micronesia Pohnpeian Population - 24.2%
Federated States of Micronesia Kosraean Population - 6.2%
Federated States of Micronesia Yapese Population - 5.2%
Federated States of Micronesia Yap outer islands Population - 4.5%
Federated States of Micronesia Asian Population - 1.8%
Federated States of Micronesia Polynesian Population - 1.5%
Federated States of Micronesia other Population - 6.4%
Nauru Nauruan Population - 58%
Nauru other Pacific Islander Population - 26%
Nauru European Population - 8%
Nauru Chinese Population - 8%
New Caledonia Europeans Population - 34.5%
New Caledonia Polynesians Population - 11.8%
New Caledonia Indonesians Population - 2.6%
New Caledonia Vietnamese Population - 1.4%
New Caledonia Ni-Vanuatu Population - 1.2%
New Caledonia other groups Population - 3.9%
Solomon Islands Melanesian Population - 94.5%
Solomon Islands Polynesian Population - 3%
Solomon Islands Polynesian Population - 3%
Tuvalu Micronesian Population - 4%

Pacific Islands Education

Many islands in the pacific region have well developed educational system. Australia is the major one having a well-developed education system. School Attendance is compulsory between the ages of 6 and 16 either in government school or in a recognized private institution. 40% of the people having post school qualifications. Cooks Island offers free education for primary and secondary students and there is some financial aid for independent schools run by Catholic and Seventh Day Adventist missions. This country has a Teachers Training College, nursing school, a Trade Training Centre, Hospitality and Tourism Training Centre and Nursing School. Fiji is well developed country by the means of literacy. Here education is free and compulsory for the year 6 to 16 age group. Classes are conducted in the pupil's parent tongue and in English for the first few years until students have learnt enough English to continue in English. Post education includes vocational and technical institutes and the University of the South Pacific which is located in Suva. In Kiribati education system Schooling is compulsory for children between the ages of six and 14. Most children receive a primary education and some students study in New Zealand and Australia. Marshall Islands has a high literacy rate of 93%. Most of the children receive primary education in a bilingual/bicultural curriculum. In the fourth grade English is introduced as a part of syllabus. In Federated States of Micronesia education is must and should for children who have the age in between 6 and 14. Majority of the population in Nauru is employed in mining phosphates, public administration, education and transportation. New Zealand School education is compulsory from 5 to16 years and having the great literacy rate of 99%. Most of the people in Niue don't have much more educational background. In Palau education is compulsory for children having the ages of 6-14 year. Papua New Guinea has the number of children enrolled in school having an adult literacy rate of 58%. Samoa children attend primary school with 94% and 65% attend secondary school. Solomon Islands country adult literacy rate is 76.6%. In Tonga Primary education between ages of 6 and 14 is compulsory and free in state schools resulting in a high literacy rate of 99%. Missionary schools provide 83% of the primary and 90% of the second grade education. There is some higher education training in teaching, nursing, agricultural and medical training. According to Tuvalu education system schooling is compulsory between ages 5 and 15. It has high adult literacy rate of 98%. The literacy rate of adult in Vanuatu is 74%. Primary education is in English and French but only 39% of them are continuing to secondary school. The developments in secondary education are limited by very shortages of trained teachers.

Pacific Islands History

In the earlier days of innovation human occupation in these islands is 420 BC in Tonga and 200 BC in Samoa but colonists are like to have arrived earlier than this, since by the 1st century BC humans have reached the more inaccessible Marquesas Islands. After that so many other islands are used to come and settled in this region. Hawaii is reached in 400 AD, Easter Island perhaps a century later, Tahiti and the Society Islands in 600 AD. The great step involved in man's colonization of the planet involves the longest sea journey of thousands of miles southwest from the Tahiti to New Zealand and is fulfilled in 800 AD. Easter Island is derived in 1722 year in which the Dutch admiral Jacob Roggeveen visits and names this island as Easter Day. The larger amounts are invested on labor in the production-line figures is an excellent example of the religious compulsion behind much primitive art. They have been divided over a long period of 600 between 10 and 20 feet high and the largest weighing some 50 tons. The statues with massive heads divided into top half of a body. All of the heads having the same features such as prominent noses, square jaws, deep-set eyes and long spaniel ears. These statues representing ancestors, they are designed to stand facing inland on ceremonial burial platforms where the dead are exposed and their bones are subsequently interred. The easily worked stone formed originally of compressed ash, cut from Rano-raraku - one of the three extinct volcanoes on the island are the natural resources. At the time of 18th century pertaining to the ocean powers of northwest Europe make an increasingly coherent effort to discover how many remote islands may be as in ambush in the middle of the Pacific region. French and English pitcher undertakes the events of a journey of exploration gradually filling in the map. Most of the islands are discovered during the 18th century. Among all of them Easter Island is mixed with the Dutch in 1722, Tahiti by the English in 1767, the New Hebrides by the French in 1768 and New Caledonia and Hawaii by the English in 1774 and 1778. The islands are discovery by the Europeans coincides with and contributes to an exciting theme developing in European literary fashion in the second half of the 18th century. The islanders are never touched by any outside influence. Most of them are for the part warm, friendly and open - a famous characteristic of the Pacific region in present days. They have an excellent tradition of wood carving. They seem to live as elegant and relatively gentle lives. The islanders pay attention to attract the different group of Europeans are a new breed of English missionaries committed to taking the Protestant faith to barbaric as till now they don't have any awareness of the truth. The wide establishment of missionary societies is founded in London in the early 19th centuries. The Pacific islanders were used to go to this London Missionary Society with an expedition to Tahiti in 1797. The islands become a favorite and famous as a special region for gospel work well before the similar effort in Africa and as in Africa, the missionary presence proves a preface to the entire region being divided up between the colonial powers after 19th century.

Pacific Islands Tourism

Pacific Islands have so many great tourist attractions. Some important of them are the climate especially in Polynesia is ideal for those seeking sun, sea and sand and are Indicated as earlier. The lasting composite image of coral atolls, waving palms, white sand beaches, balmy breezes exotic, erotic and welcoming people, is well established in Western thought. The major attractions include in this region are mere sun and sand, the night life of Tahiti and Honolulu nothing but Hawaii provides urban thrilling and Melanesia especially offers the ethnic and cultural differences of cultural tourism, overlaid with the frisson of photographing modern savages descended from cannibals. The islands are wonderful opportunities to experience the natural attractions of marine life with the tragic beauty of the wreckage of the Second World War, all those are neatly packaged for 'niche markets'. Pacific islands has contingent on numerous factors including the attractions on offer, distance, ease and cost of access from tourist-generating markets and are concentrated on the tourist's economic buoyancy and general perceptions of health, safety and development in the destination area. Tuvalu is another major attraction for the tourists who want to enjoy the naturalness and this place is close to the latter end and receives about 1,000 tourists annually based on business or to visit friends and relatives. It attracts only about 200 non-Tuvaluan holidaymakers, because it is difficult to reach and has few recreational facilities, no quality accommodation or restaurants and it doesn't have frequent air services to this place. Another attraction is 'Vanuatu' is an island paradise. Other than being a tropical getaway the tourist can experience a lot of attractions like the world's most active and accessible volcano of Mt Yasur on Tanna or the world's largest shore wreck dive the President Coolidge located just off the shore of Espirito Santo. Pacific island tourism was greatly influenced by the external factors far beyond local control tourism authority.

Pacific Islands Transportation

Pacific Islands transport services provide various offers to the travelers in order to select the quality of private and public transport options depending upon their budgets and traveling preferences. The transportation of Pacific islands includes rental cars, bus transport, air charters, motorcycle hire and more. In order to make the trip easier the tourist may book an airline flight, catch a ferry or hire a bicycle. The transportation around Pacific islands is very easy. Here the transportation is hire a motorbike or take a bus or utilize any other services of a taxi company. Some of the smaller islands in the Pacific region may not have any public transport. Each and every Pacific Island holiday destination trip offers a great holiday experience and is relaxing with sun and surf usually. It has a great nature including pleasant tropical climate, beaches and palm trees with diversity and beauty of the landscapes, richness of the local cultures and the friendly nature of the Pacific Island people. Several major airline services are available to the various islands. Regular flight services are available from New Zealand and Australia.

Pacific Islands Taxes

Pacific Islands Income Tax in Cook Islands - 30%
Pacific Islands Corporate Tax in Cook Islands - 20%
Pacific Islands Sales Tax / VAT in Cook Islands - 12.5%
Pacific Islands Corporate Tax in American Samoa - 44%
Pacific Islands service Tax in American Samoa - 30%
Pacific Islands interest Tax in American Samoa - 30%

Pacific Islands Universities

National University of Samoa, SAMOA, Pacific Islands - 1,239 students
University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Pacific Islands - 15,000 students
Pacific Islands University, Guam, Pacific Islands - 150 students
University of Hawaii, Hawaii, Pacific Islands - 2,974 students

Pacific Islands Religions

Pacific Islands Christian Congregationalist Population - 50%
Pacific Islands Roman Catholic Population - 82.6%
Pacific Islands Protestant and other Population - 30%
Pacific Islands Rapanui Population - 60%
Pacific Islands European or mestizo Population - 39%
Pacific Islands Amerindian Population - 1%
Pacific Islands Mormonism Population - 3.3%
Pacific Islands Judaism Population - 0.7%
Pacific Islands Irreligious, Agnostic, Atheist Population - 21.0%
Pacific Islands Latter-day Saints Population - 15%
Pacific Islands Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea Population - 19.5%
Pacific Islands United Church Population - 11.5%
Pacific Islands Seventh-day Adventist Church Population - 10.0%
Pacific Islands Pentecostal Population - 8.6%
Pacific Islands Evangelical Alliance Population - 5.2%
Pacific Islands Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea Population - 3.2%
Pacific Islands Members Church of God International Population - 2.0%
Pacific Islands Baptist Population - 0.5%
Pacific Islands Church of Christ Population - 0.4%
Pacific Islands Jehovah's Witnesses Population - 0.3%
Pacific Islands Salvation Army Population - 0.2%
Pacific Islands Christian Congregational Church of Samoa Population - 35.5%
Pacific Islands Methodist Population - 15%
Pacific Islands Latter-day Saints Population - 12.7%
Pacific Islands Samoan Assemblies of God Population - 10.6%
Pacific Islands Worship Centre Population - 1.3%
Pacific Islands Free Church of Tonga Population - 11%
Pacific Islands Mormons Population - 17%

Pacific Islands Islands

American Samoa, Pacific Islands - Population 66,432
British coiumbia Island, Pacific Islands - Population 748,937
Cook Islands, Pacific Islands - Population 19,569
East Timor, Pacific Islands - Population 1,066,582
Easter Island, Pacific Islands - Population 4,888
Fiji Islands, Pacific Islands - Population 849,000
French Polynesia, Pacific Islands - Population 267,000
Hawaii, Pacific Islands - Population 1,360,301
Indonesia, Pacific Islands - Population 237,556,363
Juan Fernandez Islands, Pacific Islands - Population 633
Lord Howe Island, Pacific Islands - Population 347
Marshall Islands, Pacific Islands - Population 62,000
Norfolk Island, Pacific Islands - Population 2,141
Federated States of Micronesia, Pacific Islands - Population 111,000
Nauru, Pacific Islands - Population 14,019
New Caledonia, Pacific Islands - Population 249,000
New Zealand, Pacific Islands - Population 4,367,700
Niue, Pacific Islands - Population 1,398
Papua New Guinea, Pacific Islands - Population 6,732,000
Pitcairn Islands, Pacific Islands - Population 50
Samoa, Pacific Islands - Population 179,000
Solomon Islands, Pacific Islands - Population 523,000
Tokelau, Pacific Islands - Population 1,416
Tonga, Pacific Islands - Population 104,000
Tuvalu, Pacific Islands - Population 10,472
Vanuatu, Pacific Islands - Population 243,304
Wallis and Futuna, Pacific Islands - Population 15,289

Pacific Islands Government

Pacific Islands is a region having different islands with different political background and government systems. The Commonwealth of Australia is a federal constitutional monarchy under the parliamentary democracy. The Australian Government structure explained about two distinct concepts namely federalism and the separation of powers into legislative, executive and judiciary branches of government. The separation of powers affects the structure of the Constitution which breaks down the branches of government into individual units. Cook Islands have a Self-governing region under the Constitution of association with New Zealand. Cook Islands is responsible for internal affairs, New Zealand has responsibility for external affairs. Fiji has a Republic government system. President plays a major role in ruling the country. Kiribati has a Republic government ruled by three braches such as executive, legislative and judicial. Marshall Islands executive power lies in the President. He is head of state, government and the Presidential Cabinet. The President is elected by the Nitijela and he appoints cabinet ministers to leading positions in the government departments considering the approval of the Nitijela. Federated States of Micronesia has a Constitutional Government in free association with the US. Nauru is one of the world's smallest independent democratic states. Its constitution was approved in 1968 and is established as a republic with a Westminster style parliamentary system of government. New Zealand has a Parliamentary democracy government. Niue has Self-governing parliamentary democracy. Each and every person having 18 years and beyond has a right to vote to select their leaders. Palau is a democratic republic with directly elected executive and legislative branches of leaders. Presidential elections are held at every 4 years at the same time as the United States' presidential election to select the president and the vice president who run the policies as a team. The Palau National Congress has two houses namely Senate has 13 members elected nationwide and Delegates has 16 members one each from Palau's 16 states. All the legislators serve 4-year terms and each state elects its own governor and legislature. Papua New Guinea has Parliamentary democratic government. Samoa has Parliamentary monarchy government. Solomon Islands is also having a Parliamentary democratic government. Tokelau government is dependant on New Zealand. Tonga has hereditary constitutional monarchy as a ruled government. Tuvalu government system is Constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy. Vanuatu has Parliamentary republic government ruled by the president. He is elected for 5-years term. Prime minister is the head of government and is elected based on majority votes of the parliament.

Pacific Islands Geography

Pacific Islands is a group of islands situated in the southern region of the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific is the larger content of water body of the world located in between the continents of Asia and Australia on the west and North and South America on the east. The Pacific Ocean has so many islands rising above sea level. The Volcanic activity is the main reason behind the being of these islands. South Pacific islands have sleeping posture volcanoes. The mountainous terrain of the islands has to forbid the growth and development of human settlement on most of the Pacific group of islands. The South Pacific islands which are reside to form an important part of tourism industry of this region. The white sandy beaches beauties, the rugged relief and the amazing sea life visible from these islands make them popular tourist destinations. Some of the most important places visited by the tourists are Fiji, Hawaii, Cook Islands, Tahiti, Tonga and numerous others. Water sports and other activities like scuba diving, surfing, game fishing, kayaking etc and some adventurous sports include eco-tourism, hiking, backpacking, whale watching and others. The tropical marine climate of South Pacific islands make the people who lived in this islands is pleasant throughout the year. The flora and fauna islands of these regions offer a delightful variety nature.

Pacific Islands Parks

The Pacific islands region has so many recreation parks. East Coast Water Park is a lakeside Park provides outstanding facilities including the centerpiece is the Tropicana heated pool complex while the Waterfront Club provides entertainment for all ages and also provide many Outdoor sports, generally lakeside parks offers sporting and leisure facilities for everyone regardless of their ages. Haleakala National Park is a historical park vibrates with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiian culture and protects the bond between the land and its people. This park also cares for endangered species. This is a special place for renew the spirit amid stark volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forest with an unforgettable hike through the backcountry. Kalaupapa National Historical Park is a spectacular north shore sea cliffs, narrow lush valleys, a conic volcanic crater, verdant rain forest, lava tubes and caves. The off-shore islands and coral reefs are located within the boundaries of national park. Several of these off-shore islands areas provide rare native locality for threatened Hawaiian plants and animals. National Park of American Samoa is a park located in the South Pacific and is the one and only national park in the Southern Hemisphere. The National Park intends the best of American Samoa scenery, shorelines, reefs and rainforest. It is really a mixture of "three parks" on four separate islands. All the units have great scenery and tropical rainforests. Lata Mountain located in Ta'u outgo in its wild and remote forests, free-flowing streams and rugged coastline. Ofu and Olosega have the most accessible coral reefs and miles of breathtakingly extraordinary beaches. Tutuila trip is a great experience with road accessible forests, native wildlife and scenic coastline.

Pacific Islands Economy

A pacific island is a group of islands. Each of these islands having its own economic structure. Depending upon their culture, attractions and working strategy the economy is raised. The major income is arrived from agriculture. Australia is one of the major islands in this region. Here the major economy is arrived through agricultural products, mining, manufacturing, services and tourism. Cook Islands economic structure is based on agriculture, black pearls, offshore banking and tourism. Federated States of Micronesia major economy is gained from Agriculture and fisheries. Fiji economy is based on the agriculture, clothing, fisheries, forestry, tourism and sugar. Copra, fisheries and seaweed are the major resources of Kiribati. Phosphate is the one and only resource of Nauru people. New Zealand is another major island in pacific region. Agriculture, forestry, services, manufacturing and tourism support the growth of their economy. Niue economy is based on agriculture, banking, telecommunications and tourism. Fisheries and tourism plays a major role in the economic structure of Palau. Papua New Guinea economy is arrived through agriculture, fisheries, forestry and mining. Republic of Marshall Islands economy is based on agriculture and US Military spending. Samoa is another major island. Agriculture, fisheries, manufacturing and tourism are the major resources supporting economic growth. Tonga economy is based on agriculture. Tuvalu economic structure is based on agriculture, fisheries and philatelic sales. Vanuatu economy is based on agriculture, fisheries and tourism.