While Oceania contains the continent and country of Australia, it is the only "Global Area" that is not a continent. Continents lend themselves to be a good container for grouping countries within their bounds. Only two continents are not good containers for grouping countries. One is Australia because it is both a continent and a country and contains no other countries besides itself. The other is Antarctica because while it is a continent there are no sovereign countries contained within its bounds.
For Worldguru Academy's purposes, Oceania is divided into three regions:
Australasia is also a region of Oceania, however for Worldguru Academy's however
#1: Solely used to identify the current global area.
#2 Located at the far right of the global area theme image is a clickable globe And, will transport you to the next "Global Area" along Worldguru Academy's Route thru the World.
#3 Is the Global Area page's "Horizontal Menu" containing 4 menu items:
Just above the "Horizontal Menu" you will find navigation "breadcrumbs" which indicate your current location as well as provide an alternative means of navigating to other parts of the site.
Oceania is the first global area along Worldguru Academy's "Route thru the World". Oceania contains 14 sovereign countries divided among 3 regions.
Oceania's 3 regions are: Micronesia -> Polynesia -> & Melanesia.
Oceania contains the country continent of Australia which has been spliced to Worldguru Academy's Polynesia region, but is not actually a part of what is commonly known as Oceania's subregion of Polynesia. While Worldguru Academy's primary purpose is to facilitate the learning of all the World's sovereign countries and their capitals by common groupings that share some trait such as all the sovereign countries that end in the suffix "stan", Worldguru Academy attempts to use and replicate existing regions as they are commonly known when they facilitate the academy's primary purpose.
A parachute is shown dropping into Micronesia's western side where Worldguru Academy's "Route thru the World" begins. Each region has a subtle tracing shown as a dashed line as the route travels through it. It is good to take a moment and notice how the route travels through each region and its connection with the next:
The 5 sovereign countries of Oceania's Micronesia in the order they are visited by Worldguru Academy's "Route thru the World" are:
Worldguru Academy's 41 regional SVG maps have each country labeled. Clicking a region depicted on the Global Area SVG map opens the regional SVG map for the region clicked.
The route through Polynesia can be thought of as "trickling down" through the region from North to South until the route departs the 4th country and heads in a west, northwest direction to Australia's capital before the region's departure arrow indicating the direction the route departs Canberra.
The 5 sovereign countries of Oceania's Polynesia in the order they are visited by Worldguru Academy's "Route thru the World" are:
The "Route Visualization Tool" accessed through the "Horizontal Menu" shows the "Route thru the World" depicted in an obvious manner with numbered circles over each country's capital. When a numbered circle is moused over the name of the capital followed by the name of the country belonging to the circled location is displayed.