The Oceania region includes the continental land mass of Australia and covers a vast area of the Pacific including the larger island land masses of Papua New Guinea and New Zealand as well as countries and territories of the Pacific Islands covering most of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The Oceania region includes 14 countries: Australia, Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Ranging from seasonally dry to humid, this continent has tropical and subtropical climate most of the year. Most parts of Oceania are group islands that rose from the sea due to great activity of tectonic plates leading to volcanism. The region is beautifully dispersed with sun-kissed beaches, rich flora, diverse fauna, and now, artistically and intricately designed man-made structures. Christianity is the dominant religion here, but in the recent times, the population of Oceania define themselves as ‘no religion,’ fast moving towards atheism, secular humanism, and rationalism.
This is one of the most fascinating and diverse areas on the planet. Tourism remains a prime sector of income for this part of the world, with exotic Fiji Islands known to be one of the most promising destinations. The people of the region enjoy multi-sports, the prominent ones being cricket, soccer, and rugby.