THE PACIFIC REALM - Prince George's Community College

THE PACIFIC REALM - Prince George's Community College

THE PACIFIC REALM (CHAPTER 12: 551-563) MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC QUALITIES THE LARGEST TOTAL AREA OF ALL

GEOGRAPHIC REALMS THE SMALLEST LAND AREA OF ANY OF THE REALMS A HIGHLY FRAGMENTED REALM COMPRISED OF HIGH-ISLAND AND LOWISLAND CULTURES A REALM IN POLITICO-GEOGRAPHICAL TRANSITION

REGIONAL CHARACTER TOTAL LAND AREA IS ABOUT 376,000 SQUARE MILES (TEXAS + NEW MEXICO) COLONIZED BY THE FRENCH, BRITISH, AND THE US TOTAL POPULATION IS < 10 MILLION TOURISM IS THE ECONOMIC MAINSTAY; SOME MINERALS, FISHING POLITICAL ORGANIZATION INDEPENDENT STATES, COLONIES, DEPENDENCIES, AND ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS

SUVA, FIJI REGIONS MELANESIA (MELAS MEANS BLACK) WEST IRIAN, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, SOLOMON ISLANDS,

VANATU, NEW CALEDONIA, FIJI MICRONESIA PALAU, FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS, REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS, NAURU, WESTERN KIRIBATI, GUAM

POLYNESIA (MICRO MEANS SMALL) (POLY MEANS MANY) KIRIBATI, COOK ISLANDS, FRENCH HAWAII, SAMOA, AMERICAN SAMOA, TUVALU, TONGA, EASTERN

POLYNESIA MICRONESIA MELANESIA NOUMEA, NEW CALEDONIA

POLYNESIA BORA BORA PORT OF PAPEETE, TAHITI HIGH-ISLAND VS LOW-ISLAND DICHOTOMY

HIGH-ISLANDS

VOLCANIC HIGH ELEVATIONS/RUGGED RELIEF WELL-WATERED GOOD SOILS AGRICULTURAL DIVERSITY TEND TO HAVE LARGER POPULATIONS HIGH-ISLAND VS LOW-ISLAND DICHOTOMY

LOW-ISLANDS INCLUDE THE MAJORITY OF THE

REALMS ISLANDS COMPOSED OF CORAL LOW ELEVATION/RELIEF DROUGHT IS COMMON FISHING AND COCONUT PALM ARE MAINSTAYS MARINE GEOGRAPHY

A SUB-FIELD OF GEOGRAPHY CONCERNED WITH THE SPATIAL ARRANGEMENT OF THE SEAS, ITS RESOURCES AND MARITIME BOUNDARIES KEY

TERMS TERRITORIAL SEA (12 MILE LIMIT)

EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE (200 MILES) HIGH SEAS MEDIAN LINE BOUNDARIES CONTINENTAL SHELF (DOWN TO 600 FEET AND OUT TO 200 MILES) WORLD MARITIME

CLAIMS ANTARCTICA THE ICE-COVERED CONTINENT MCMURDO STATION ROSS ICE SHELF

ANTARCTICA - A REALM? MULTIPLE CLAIMS THE PACIFIC REALM (CHAPTER 12: 551-563)

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