What has served as an impediment to urban development in most island states of the southwest Pacific?
There is more than one archipelago known as the Windward Islands. The most well-known is in the south of the Caribbean. The largest island in these Windward Islands is Dominica, with an area of 750 km2 or 290 sq mi. There is also a Windward Islands in the eastern part of the Society Islands, French Polynesia. The largest island here is Tahiti, with an area of 1045 km2 or 404 sq mi. There is another…
No, Polynesia, from the Greek meaning 'Many Islands' is a sub-region of Oceania made up of thousands of small islands. None of Polynesia is in Indonesia. Most of the islands are independent nations, but some are overseas territories, like American Samoa, French Polynesia, Pitcairn Island (UK). Others are part of countries, like Easter Is (Chile), Hawaii (US), Anuta (Solomon Is) and Nuguria (Papua Niugini).
The country of New Zealand is made up of two main islands, North Island and South Island, as well as Stewart Island, and many much smaller islands, most of which are uninhabited. The Bay of Islands alone has approximately 150 islands. There are around 600 islands that lie within 50km of the mainland coastline.
The country of New Zealand is made up of two main islands: North island, te Ika a Maui, and the South island, te Wai o Pounamu. The largest of the smaller islands is Stewart Island, Rakiura, and there many much smaller islands, most of which are uninhabited. There are around 600 islands that lie within 50km of the mainland coastline. Some of the smaller islands and island groups are the Chatham Islands, The Bay Of…
This pacific island is one of the most isolated in the world around 1200 years ago seafarers from a distant culture landed upon its shores over the centuries that followed a remarkable society dev?
Krakatoa, or Krakatau, is an uninhabited volcanic island in the Sunda Strait, between the islands of Java and Sumatra. The eruption in August 1883 caused massive tsunamis, killing more than 36,000 people on surrounding islands. After the eruption most of the island was gone. Krakatau is still very much alive and active.