Range TypeArchipelago
Highest PointMount Balbi (2715 m/8907 ft)
CountriesPapua New Guinea (43%), Solomon Islands (21%), New Caledonia (14%), Fiji Islands (13%), Vanuatu (9%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area134,544 sq km / 51,948 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent2,376 km / 1,476 mi North-South
39,132 km / 24,316 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long5° 13' S; 151° 32' E
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Map of Melanesia
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New Guinea Lesser Australian Ranges Micronesia Great Dividing Range New Zealand
Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.

Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Melanesia.
Australia-OceaniaLevel 1 (Parent)
         New GuineaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Lesser Australian RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Great Dividing RangeLevel 2 (Sibling)
         New ZealandLevel 2 (Sibling)
         MicronesiaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         MelanesiaLevel 2
                 Bismarck ArchipelagoLevel 3 (Child)
                 Solomon IslandsLevel 3 (Child)
                 VanuatuLevel 3 (Child)
                 New CaledoniaLevel 3 (Child)
                 FijiLevel 3 (Child)
         PolynesiaLevel 2 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Melanesia

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Mount Balbi27158907Solomon Islands
2.New Ireland High Point23407677Bismarck Archipelago
3.Mount Popomanaseu23357661Solomon Islands
4.Mount Ulawun23347657Bismarck Archipelago
5.Nakanai Mountains High Point23167598Bismarck Archipelago
6.Mount Makarakomburu23107579Solomon Islands
7.Mount Takuan22517385Solomon Islands
8.Lambel21507054Bismarck Archipelago
9.Mount Sinewit20636768Bismarck Archipelago
10.Whiteman Range20276650Bismarck Archipelago
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Mount Balbi27158907Solomon Islands
2.New Ireland High Point23407677Bismarck Archipelago
4.Mont Panié16285341New Caledonia
5.Mount Victoria13244344Fiji

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