Category: Micronesia

Categories: Oceania

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Micronesia is a subregion of Oceania, comprising thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean. It is distinct from Melanesia to the south, and Polynesia to the east. The Philippines lie to the west, and Indonesia to the southwest.

The following islands and groups of islands are considered part of Micronesia:

* The Caroline Islands (politically divided between Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia),
* The Gilbert Islands (the main part of Kiribati),
* The Mariana Islands (politically divided between the United States territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands),
* The Marshall Islands,
* Nauru, and
* Wake Island (a United States Minor Outlying Island).

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