Pacific Islands: The Bucket List
Pacific Islands Facts
note: Hawaii is included here for cultural and geographic, not political reasons. More information for Hawai’i is found on the U.S.A. Hawaii pages.
There are about two dozen countries and dependencies in Oceania. We are including only those for which we have articles. Check back for more.
Main International Airports: Fiji: Nandi. French Polynesia: Papeete, Tahiti. Micronesia: Minor international airports (Chuuk, Kosrae, and Pohnpei) offer limited service to Honolulu and Guam. Air Pacific, Air Tahiti Nui and Air New Zealand are the major carriers; there are also several much smaller airlines that do mostly inter-island routes.
Currency: Fiji: Fiji dollars. French Polynesia: CFP (French Pacific franc). Micronesia: US dollars
Population: Fiji: 868,000. French Polynesia: 274,000. Micronesia: 112,00.
Capitals: Suva, Fiji. Papeete, French Polynesia. Palikir, Micronesia
Major Language: French in French Polynesia, Fijian and English in Fiji. English in Micronesia
More Facts: Visas are not required for Americans.
Time Zones: Fiji: UTC + 12. French Polynesia: UTC + 12. Micronesia: UTC + 11. See World Clock for details, seasonal adjustments.
* Info, links updated February, 2013.