Category: Oceania

Vanuatu Population 2014

Vanuatu 2014

Yearbook 2014 Vanuatu. At least ten people died when tropical cyclone Lusi pulled over Vanuatu in March. According to Countryaah.com, Vanuatu population in 2020 is estimated at 307,156. Several of the deceased drowned when...

Tuvalu Population 2014

Tuvalu 2014

Yearbook 2014 Tuvalu. In January, the Tuvalu government sent a request to the Fiji government that retired Fijian elementary school teachers should be able to come to Tuvalu to teach there. According to Countryaah.com,...

Tonga Population 2014

Tonga 2014

Yearbook 2014 Tonga. According to Countryaah.com, Tonga population in 2020 is estimated at 105,706. Tonga was hit in January by tropical cyclone Ian, classified as Category 5 on the Saffir – Simpson scale, which...

Solomon Islands Population 2014

Solomon Islands 2014

Yearbook 2014 Solomon Islands. According to Countryaah.com, Solomon Islands population in 2020 is estimated at 686,895. Former Prosecutor Frank Kabui was re-elected in May as Governor-General. In November, parliamentary elections were held when 32...

Samoa Population 2014

Samoa 2014

Yearbook 2014 Samoa. During the year, Samoa hosted a UN conference on the needs of small island nations, with around 3,000 delegates from close to 200 countries participating. According to Countryaah.com, Samoa population in...

Papua New Guinea Population 2014

Papua New Guinea 2014

Yearbook 2014 Papua New Guinea. At the beginning of the year, protests erupted in the asylum seeker detention camps set up by Australia on the Papuan island of Manus. Demonstrations rioted, many detainees broke...

Palau Population 2014

Palau 2014

Yearbook 2014 Palau. According to Countryaah.com, Palau population in 2020 is estimated at 18,105. Palau’s economic sea zone should become a marine nature reserve and all commercial fishing should be banned there. That is...

New Zealand Population 2014

New Zealand 2014

Yearbook 2014 New Zealand. An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 on the Richter scale shook the North Island in New Zealand in January. The quake occurred just over 11 miles northeast of the capital Wellington...

Nauru Population 2014

Nauru 2014

Yearbook 2014 Nauru. In January, Nauru shocked the fee foreign journalists have to pay to enter the country. In November, the government confirmed that no journalist applied for a visa to enter the country...

Micronesia Population 2014

Micronesia 2014

Yearbook 2014 Micronesia Federation. In May, the country was hit by two very powerful earthquakes, which, despite measuring 6.5 and 6.6 on the Richter scale, did not cause any major damage. In June, the...

Marshall Islands Population 2014

Marshall Islands 2014

Yearbook 2014 Marshall Islands. On March 1, the memory of the American hydrogen bomb called Caste Bravo was detonated on the Bikini Toll in 1954. The bomb was more than a thousand times as...

Kiribati Population 2014

Kiribati 2014

Yearbook 2014 Kiribati. In March, Kiribati was reported to have dramatically increased its income linked to the fishing industry last year. According to Countryaah.com, Kiribati population in 2020 is estimated at 119,460. The large...

Fiji Population 2014

Fiji 2014

Yearbook 2014 Fiji. According to Countryaah.com, Fiji population in 2020 is estimated at 896,456. Eight years after Commander Voreqe (“Frank”) Bainimarama’s coup in 2006, democratic elections were held in Fiji. In March, Bainimarama left...

Australia Population 2014

Australia 2014

Yearbook 2014 Australia. In January, Australian vessels stopped Indonesian boat refugees and sent them back to Indonesia. In connection with this, Australian vessels violated Indonesian waters, which weakened the already frosty relations with Indonesia....

Oceania Overview

Oceania Overview

Oceania, a collective term for the Pacific Ocean, first used by the Danish geographer Malthe Conrad Bruun in the early 1800s. The original definition only covers the Pacific Ocean Islands and thus not Australia,...