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Melanesia is a region of Oceania.
Melanesia consists of the following small island nations:
Fiji A major island tourist destination. Resorts, coral reefs and beaches.
Solomon Islands Site of major Second World War battles that involved, among others, JFK. Its main island is Guadalcanal.
Vanuatu Well-developed island destination. As the New Hebrides, was a British-French Condominium until 1980.
And the tiny Australian territory of:
The large nation of
and its neighbor Papua New Guinea West Papua ( Indonesia) are also usually considered part of Melanesia, both culturally and historically speaking, but are covered in separate articles.
Nouméa — the capital of New Caledonia.
Suva — the large capital of Fiji.