Countries in the Pacific Islands
Pacific Islands covers about twenty to thirty thousand islands located around the Pacific Ocean. The exact number is unknown Pacific Islands, but on average are located in the southern tropical island. Tens of thousands of islands is then divided into three divisions, namely the Melanesian, Micronesian and Polynesian last.
This basic division of the island species that exist in certain areas. One of the nation of Indonesia as an archipelagic country was among the Melanesian archipelago which is also called black. This region is the Irian Jaya, which is now known as Papua. Irian Jaya, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia and Vanuatu. In addition, the Solomon island with its islands are also included in this group. Solomon island located east of the island of Papua New Guinea and is one of the former colony the United States. In contrast to other island countries, Solomon Island waters only 3.2%.
The second group of Pacific islands of small islands that entered into the group of Micronesia. The average location is just north of the equator, so it has a diverse climate. Some countries are included in this group Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Marshall Islands, Kiribati and Palau.
Last group of Pacific islands is Polynesian, which means many islands. Many island nations means that on average the region is an archipelago either stand alone or be owned by other countries. An example is the Hawaiian Islands, Easter Island, New Zealand, Midway Atoll, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island.
Several countries in these islands became a popular tourist destination. Call it Hawaii and New Zealand. Tourism potential is of course owned beaches, natural attractions and tourist reef. Indeed, the vast Pacific ocean is rich in potential sea is a source of primary income people who live around there. Various types of fish, ornamental fish, shellfish or other marine animals into the catch of fishermen who sold and consumed. Even some Pacific island countries in this region has become a source of fish exports.
Several other islands bordering the Pacific Ocean but is not classified in the Pacific island nation. Examples are a few islands in Indonesia, the Galapagos archipelago, archipelago in the South China Sea and Taiwan.