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Table 1 Population, area and island topography of Pacific Islands countries and territories

From: Envisioning South-South relations in the fields of environmental change and migration in the Pacific Islands - past, present and futures

Country Sub-Region Population Population Land Area Exclusive Economic Population Density Atolls/Coral Raised Islands Volcanic Islands Total
(2013) (around 1960) (km 2 ) 1 Zone (km 2 ) 1 (per/km 2 ) Islands
Cook Islands Polynesia 15,200 18,378f 240 1,960,135 63 7 0 8 15
Niue 1,500 4,864f 259 316,629 6 0 1 0 1
Samoa 187,400 114,427f 2,934 131,812 64 0 0 2 + 8 islets 2
Tonga 103,300 56,383a 688 664,853 150 a few >100 a few ~170
Tuvalu 10,900 5,444h 26 751,797 419 9 0 0 9
Fed. States of Micronesia Miconesia 103,000 39,284c 700 2,992,597 147 ~600 0 >10 607
Kiribati 180,800 43,336h 726 3,437,345 149 32 1 0 33
Marshall Islands 54,200 13,928c 181 1,992,232 299 34 0 0 34
Nauru 10,500 4,613f 21 308,502 500 0 1 0 1
Palau 17,800 9,344c 487 604,289 37 <300 >10 >5 340
Fiji Islands Melanesia 859,200 345,737a 18,272 1,281,122 47 2 a few <100 ~320
Papua New Guinea 7,398,500 2,184,986i 462,000 2,396,214 16 a few a few >600 >600
Solomon Islands 610,800 124,076d 28,000 1,597,492 22 a few 0 >900 >990
Vanuatu 264,700 78,088k 12,190 827,891 22 0   82 82
Timor Leste 1,066,409 n.k. 15,007 77,256 71 0 0 2 2
sub-totaI   10,812,209 n.k. 541,731 16,347,569      
Territory           
American Samoa Poly 56,500 20,051e 199 404,391 284 2 0 5 7
French Polynesia Poly 261,400 84,551g 3,660 4,767,242 71 ~80 few ~40 130
Tokelau Poly 1,200 l,870f 12 319,031 100 3 0 0 3
WaIIis & Futuma Poly 12,200 8,546m 143 258,269 85 0 0 2 2
Guam Micro 174,900 67,044e 549 221,504 318 0 0 1 1
Northern Mariana Islands Micro 55,700 8,290c 457 749,268 121 0 0 15 15
New Caledonia Mela 259,000 86,519c 18,600 1,422,543 14 0 0 7 7
sub-total   820,900 n.k. 23,620 8,142,248 n.k n.k n.k n.k n.k
overaIl   11,633,109 n.k. 565,351 24,489,817 n.k n.k n.k n.k n.k
  1. a1956 b1957 c1958 d1959 e1960 f1961 g1962 h1963 i1966 k1967 l1968 m1969.
  2. Source: for Population Data: SPC Population Data 2011 and Time Series from 1900 for Island size and island type: Pacific Islands Yearbook, 1989.
  3. 1Land Area and EEZ for Pacific Island Countries according to http://www.forumsec.org/pages.cfm/about-us/our-partners/member-countries/ EEZ for Pacific Island Territories: http://www.seaaroundus.org/eez/ figures for Timor Leste from hp://dnemofgov.tI.