The Pacific Region
The largest and deepest ocean with
approximately 25,000 islands, most in the South Pacific.
Seventeen independent nations are located in the Pacific:
South Pacific Travel
Marshall Islands Travel
New Zealand Travel
Papua New Guinea Travel
Solomon Islands Travel
Also within the Pacific are the U.S. state of Hawaii and several island territories including American Samoa and Guam.
The first European to see the Pacific was the Spanish explorer Balboa, on 25 September 1513.
Early Explorer Magellan named it for its peaceful conditions he encountered when he traveled the Pacific Ocean.
We made a Pacific Islands Photographic Map to try and put these islands in perspective. It is a huge water continent with islands often at great distances form each other.
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THE PACIFIC OCEAN ISLANDS AND BEYOND
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