This island part of the Pacific Ocean has not yet been fully explored by man. It lies between Polynesia (from the east) and Micronesia and Indonesia (from the west).
Melanesia is a magical place of unprecedented beauty. Here, sparkling azure waters are washed by small, snow-white islets lost in the ocean.
In Melanesia, there are very few people, and many islands are completely uninhabited and not even explored.
The largest islands of Melanesia
So, among them we can distinguish:
This is one of my favorite islands, precisely because I have not been to it yet :) There is an unimaginable number of secrets and outlandish animals and birds. A real pleasure for lovers of zoology.
The area of New Guinea is 785, 000 sq km. Such an impressive size did not bring people to this island. Only about 9 million people live here. (For comparison, 4 million live in Bali, although the island’s area is only 5,780 sq km).
They are located in the very center of the Coral Triangle (the region in the Pacific Ocean where the largest number of corals is concentrated).
The Solomon Islands covers an area of 28,400 square meters. km and include 992 islands!
This is a very dangerous seismically active region. There are several active and dormant volcanoes, including underwater ones: for example, Kavachi, Tinakula.
islands of Melanesia: here, the proximity of the Asian part of the land makes itself felt in the facial features of people, lifestyle and climate.
Tropical islands have a humid hot climate. Saves only the proximity of the ocean.
The smallest island of Melanesia
One of the smallest islands can be called the Raja Ampat Archipelago (region of Indonesia). Here underwater are real miracles!
Interesting Facts about Melanesia
1, Most of the islands of Melanesia are in the equatorial zone and formed at the same time, so they have similar natural conditions, landscape, and lifestyle.
2. In addition, on some (for example, the Solomon Islands) interesting racial types appear – tall curly blond.
3. The islands of Melanesia are rich in natural resources, so people can live here, receiving the gifts of nature. However, the ocean must be respected. The islanders spend almost their entire lives communicating with the ocean and its creations.
The islands of Fiji are located at the crossroads in the Pacific Ocean, as well as in the very center of the cultural fusion of Polynesia and Melanesia. This is my favorite topic! Exactly a year ago, I became interested in the islands of Oceania while living in Chile, on
Every time I go on a journey, I feel inspired. This feeling of early adventure that the world around will change again, and I will open a piece of the map that previously was not familiar. And although I’m getting older and starting to love comfort, even a tiny trip,
Many varieties of palm trees like this are the landscape in the Solomon Islands. This is an amazing place where you can find people very different from other people. It is interesting to note that while most people are dark-skinned, very often you can find blond or tall skin and
New Caledonia was first discovered by Captain Cook in September 1774. The island is tricolor and similar to the French flag (a white strip of sand and coral reefs, the blue of the water, and the red mountains that frame the coast), which is quite funny because this territory belongs
New Guinea was completely cut off from the outside world until some time Australians landed here in 1930. The population was hidden in the center of the island, and local tribes were afraid of visitors. For a long time, people lived in tribes, as well as in the Stone Age.