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The South Pacific is an area in the southern Pacific Ocean. The term may refer to:

  • Australasia, the area that includes Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, and the many smaller islands in the vicinity, most of which are the eastern part of Indonesia
  • Oceania, a geographical (often geopolitical) region consisting of numerous countries and territories—mostly islands—in the southern Pacific Ocean

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Oceania. ... Oceania is a geographical, often geopolitical, region consisting of numerous lands – mostly islands but often including Australia – in the Pacific Ocean and vicinity. ...


The Pacific Islands Forum is an inter-governmental consultative organ which aims to enhance cooperation between the independent countries of the Pacific Ocean and represent their interests. ... Flag of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community The Secretariat of the Pacific Community or SPC is a regional intergovernmental organisation whose membership includes both nations and territories. ... The South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) is an inter-governmental regional organisation dedicated to providing services to promote sustainable development in the countries it serves. ... South Pacific Television logo, 1976 South Pacific Television was a television channel in New Zealand, which operated between 1976 and 1980. ... The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) http://www. ... The University of the South Pacific (USP) is the premier provider of tertiary education in the Pacific Region, and an international centre of excellence for teaching and research on all aspects of Pacific culture and environment. ... WWF, the global environment conservation organization, was constituted and registered in 1961 pursuant to Sections 80 et seq. ...

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Pacific Ocean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1823 words)
As the Pacific straddles the ± 180° longitude where East becomes West, the Asian side of the ocean (where latitudes are E) is correctly referred to as East Pacific and the opposite side (eastwards) where latitudes are W is the West Pacific.
The surface circulation of Pacific waters is generally clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere (the North Pacific Gyre) and counter-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
In the southwestern corner of the Pacific lie the islands of Melanesia, dominated by New Guinea.
South Pacific - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (290 words)
The South Pacific is an area in the southern Pacific Ocean.
South Pacific Tourism Organisation, an intergovernmental body for the tourism sector in the South Pacific
"South Pacific Area", one of the three Pacific Ocean Areas in the World War II South West Pacific Area, a military command/theatre of World War II South East Pacific Area, a military command/theatre of World War II This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
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