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Capital Cities of Australian and Oceania Countries

Australian Capitals with Explanation

Oceania and Australia together comprise of a 14 independent countries recognized by the UN along with some island group of countries, few dependencies and also the territories of the foreign nations that are located within the South Pacific Ocean. Each of these countries have their own capital cities. Country capitals in general are the administrative areas of a country that constitutes of the highest number of government seats within that specific region. For example- In any country, the president often directs the affairs or addresses the issues from the country’s capital city. Capital city of a country is of higher significance as the media generally symbolizes a country via the name of their capitals just because the decision making body of any country relies onto it. Similarly, the capitals of the countries of Australia and Oceania too are of much importance. Amongst the independent countries of Australia and Oceania, New Zealand and Australia have the highest living standards as well as the economy. Most of the cities of these countries along with the Capitals Wellington and Canberra are ranked among the list of world’s best places to live in. The vastness, diversity and natural wonders of Australia and Oceania continent have made it one of the most popular travel destinations for tourists across the world. But, despite its popularity the the cities like Melbourne, Auckland, Sydney and few islands of Oceania are the spots for major tourist attractions.

List of Australian and Oceania Capitals - Updated List 2020

Country Capital Language/Currency/Time Zone/ Calling Code
Australia Canberra
  • The official language of the nation is English
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +61
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +10 hours.
New Zealand Wellington
  • The official language of the nation is English
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +64 UTC/GMT standard time followed is +12 hours.
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby
  • The official language of the nation is Tok Pisin & English.
  • The currency Kina.
  • The calling code is +675
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +10 hours.
Fiji Suva
  • The official language of the nation is English
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +679 UTC/GMT standard time followed is +12 hours.
Solomon Islands Honiara
  • The official language of the nation is English
    The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +677
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +11 hours.
Micronesia Palikir
  • The official language of the nation is English
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +691
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +11 hours.
Vanuatu Port Vila
  • The official language of the nation is French & English
  • The currency Vatu.
  • The calling code is +678 and UTC/GMT standard time followed is +11 hours.
Samoa Port Moresby
  • The official language of the nation is Samoan
  • The currency Tala.
  • The calling code is +685 UTC/GMT standard time followed is +13 hours.
Kiribati Tarawa
  • The official language of the nation is English
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +686 and UTC/GMT standard time followed is +12 hours.
Tonga Nuku'Alofa
  • The official language of the nation is English
  • The currency Pa’anga.
  • The calling code is +676 UTC/GMT standard time followed is +13 hours.
Marshall Islands Majuro
  • The official language of the nation is Marshallese
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +692 UTC/GMT standard time followed is +12 hours.
Palau Melekeok
  • The official language of the nation is Palauan
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +680
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +9 hours.
Tuvalu Funafuti
  • The official language of the nation is Tuvaluan & English
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +688
  • UTC/GMT standard time followed is +12 hours.
Nauru Yaren
  • The official language of the nation is Nauruan
  • The currency Dollar.
  • The calling code is +674 UTC/GMT standard time followed is +12 hours.

Major Capital Cities of Australia and Oceania

Canberra

Canberra found in the Australian Capital Territory of Southeastern Australia is the federal capital city of the Commonwealth of Australia and is situated at 149.13 longitude and -35.28 latitude. It lies 240 km southwest of Sydney and is located at an elevation of about 571 meters above the sea level. This Capital city of Australia is the largest city in ACT i.e. Australian Capital territory and occupies a total population of 367, 752. The city operates on AEDT time zone. The Canberra city is the center of increasing tourist trade and light industries. Apart from this, the capital city of Australia features the Mount Stromlo Observatory, the Australian National Gallery, the High Court of Australia, Parliament house, the Australian War Memorial and more. Additionally, Canberra is the home to institutes of technical education and Australian National University and also the Australian Defence Force Academy along with Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation is headquartered in this city. The city has been ranked amongst the world’s topmost places to live with higher living standards.

Wellington

Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand located in its Wellington region and is situated at an elevation of about 31 meters above the sea level at 174.78 longitude and -41.29 Latitude. It is the largest city in Wellington that operates on NZDT time zone and accommodates a population of about 381,900 people. Located in the extreme south of the North island, this capital city of New Zealand is the port as well as the major commercial centre of the country. The city is almost a landlocked Bay that lies on the hills and shores surrounding the Wellington Harbour and has been ranked amongst the world’s finest harbours. This capital city of New Zealand has survived numerous earthquakes and is a fault zone. Notable institutions in this region comprise of the Parliament buildings, the City Gallery Wellington, the National Library and the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. The Old Government Building that was built in the year 1876 is amongst the world’s largest wooden structures and many more things to explore.

Conclusion

You may find the entire list of the capitals of the countries of Australia and Oceania here. The capitals of this continents such as Canberra and Wellington hold a worldwide recognition and belong to the list of topmost cities to live with very high living standards. Countries and Capitals of Australia and Oceania are diverse in culture, languages, arts and civilizations.