Category Archives: Oceania

Australia History

Australia – national flag The flag dates from 1901. In 1908 it was decided that the big star under Union Jack, the Commonwealth star, should be seven-pointed corresponding to the six states as well as the so-called territories; a similar star sits at the top of the coat of arms. The five smaller stars form… Read More »

New Zealand History

New Zealand – national flag The flag was officially adopted in 1902, but dates from 1869, when it was used exclusively by government ships. The stars go back to a Maori national flag from the early 1800’s. The four stars form the constellation Southern Cross. The Union Jack in the upper left corner should be… Read More »

Papua New Guinea History

Papua New Guinea – national flag The flag was officially introduced in 1971 and is designed by a local artist. The bird of paradise stands as a symbol of the unity of the country; its feathers are used ceremonially. The star constellation Southern Cross, seen in several flags in the area, refers to the fact… Read More »

Solomon Islands History

Solomon Islands – national flag The flag was officially introduced in 1977. The five stars allude to the state’s five most important archipelagos, and the blue color stands for the sea around them. The green field symbolizes the land and its vegetation, the narrow yellow diagonal stripe stands for the sunshine. Countryaah: What does the… Read More »

Oceania Religion

The traditional religions of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia are different, but there are common features. Common are the “great men” who, through personal skill, happiness and prestige, are able to influence nature and society. Happiness, mana, creates an immobility or sacrality, tapu (see taboo), which can be increased or decreased depending on the man’s ability… Read More »

Tuvalu Trade and Foreign Investment

Trade balance for the last 5 years – exports, imports, balance Foreign trade (million USD) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Export 25 8 37 43,8 9,2 Import 107 123 66 58,5 76,6 Trade balance -82 -115 -29 -14,6 -67,4 Zdroj: Intracen – International Trade Centre Territorial structure – position in (k) EU Territorial composition of… Read More »

Papua New Guinea Trade and Foreign Investment

Subchapters: Business Relationships Foreign direct investment FTAs ​​and Treaties Development Cooperation Prospective fields of study (MOP) Business relations Trade relations with the EU Trade relations with the EU The EU 27 has long been the most important trade partner for Papua New Guinea after Australia, China, Singapore and Japan. For the EU, PNG is the… Read More »

New Zealand Trade and Foreign Investment

Trade balance for the last 5 years – exports, imports, balance New Zealand is highly dependent on foreign trade, specifically the export of agricultural products, especially dairy products, meat, wool, fruit, vegetables, fish and other items. Foreign trade accounts for about 30% of New Zealand’s GDP. Mainly engineering products, vehicles, oil and oil products, and… Read More »

Kiribati Trade and Foreign Investment

Source: Asian Development Bank (in million USD) Trade balance for the last 5 years – exports, imports, balance Trade balance 2013-2017 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Export 6,7 5.4 6,7 6.9 5.7 Importation 97.1 95.0 72.7 102.1 109.3 Balance -90.4 -89.6 -65.0 -95.2 -103.6 Territorial structure – position in (k) EU The largest export partners… Read More »

Australia Trade Relations with the EU

Subchapters: Business Relationships FTAs ​​and Treaties Development Cooperation Prospective fields of study (MOP) Business relations Trade relations with the EU The EU is Australia’s fourth largest trading partner and third largest source of foreign investment. Australian exports to the EU are dominated by coal, gold and agricultural products, while European exports are dominated by industrial… Read More »

What to See in New Guinea

Lae, island of New Guinea (Papua New Guinea) On the southern coast of the Huon Peninsula is the second largest city in Papu New Guinea – Lae . At the beginning of the 20th century, there was a small missionary settlement here, but by the middle of the 20th century, when gold was found in… Read More »

Australian Population

General information about Australia The official name is the Commonwealth of Australia. It is located on the continent of Australia, the island of Tasmania and a number of small coastal islands. Area 7,692,024 km2 (including the island of Tasmania, 68,400 km2). In terms of area, Australia is the smallest continent, but the 6th state in… Read More »

Australia Hydrography

Thus began, with the century. XIX, the detailed maritime exploration. All the maritime nations concurred in it, and the work of the French Freycinet (1818) and Dumont d’Urville (1827) who carried out important hydrographic works on the western and southern coasts should be particularly remembered. But the primacy in this work still remained with England,… Read More »

Best Travel Time and Climate for Micronesia

There are few places in the world that are as far away as Micronesia – and just as few that are so idyllic and beautiful. Discover unique cultures and an impressive landscape in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Best travel time Like all other islands near the equator, Micronesia has pleasant tropical weather all… Read More »


Christianity, term for the entirety of the followers of the “Christian” faith going back to Jesus Christ as well as for this faith itself.  The term “Christianity” (Greek: christianismós) appears for the first time in a letter from the Syrian bishop Ignatius of Antioch . According to transporthint, the Christianity is one of the World… Read More »

Study Bioinformatics Abroad

Scientific progress without information technology seems unthinkable today. Current research in the fields of biology , biochemistry and biotechnology generates incredibly large amounts of data. Their evaluation can only be done with the help of special computer programs. What do bioinformaticians do? Bioinformaticians work at this interface between biology and computer science . You design… Read More »