Pacific Rim Countries 2019

The Pacific Rim is a geographical term used to describe land located along the rim of the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Rim overlaps the Pacific Ring of Fire – an area in the Pacific Ocean where volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.

The Pacific Rim is also part of the Pacific Basin, which includes all lands in the Pacific Rim and all islands in the Pacific Ocean.

There are many nations and territories that are designated as part of the Pacific Rim. In Oceania, nations include:

Australia Fiji Kiribati Marshall Islands, Micronesia Nauru, New Zealand Palau, Papua New Guinea Samoa, Solomon Islands Tonga, Tuvalu Vanuatu

In North America, the nations that are part of the Pacific Rim are:

Canada Mexico United States

In Central America, these nations are part of the Pacific Rim:

Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Nicaragua Panama

In South America, these nations are part of this geographical region:

Chile, Colombia Ecuador Peru

In Asia, the following countries are considered part of the Pacific Rim:

China Indonesia Japan Malaysia North Korea Philippines Russia Singapore, South Korea Taiwan Vietnam

In addition to the countries listed above, the following dependent territories are also part of the Pacific Rim:

American Samoa Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Cook Islands Easter Island French Polynesia Guam New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands Pitcairn Islands Tokelau Wallis and Futuna

Rank Flag Name Population 2019 Area Area (mi²) % of Earth's Area Growth Rate Region Subregion
1China1,433,783,6869,706,961 km²3,746,887 mi²6.54%0.43%AsiaEastern Asia
2United States329,064,9179,372,610 km²3,617,827 mi²6.31%0.60%AmericasNorthern America
3Indonesia270,625,5681,904,569 km²735,164 mi²1.28%1.10%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
4Russia145,872,25617,098,242 km²6,599,921 mi²11.52%0.09%EuropeEastern Europe
5Mexico127,575,5291,964,375 km²758,249 mi²1.32%1.10%AmericasCentral America
6Japan126,860,301377,930 km²145,881 mi²0.25%-0.27%AsiaEastern Asia
7Philippines108,116,615342,353 km²132,148 mi²0.23%1.37%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
8Vietnam96,462,106331,212 km²127,848 mi²0.22%0.96%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
9South Korea51,225,308100,210 km²38,681 mi²< 0.1%0.10%AsiaEastern Asia
10Colombia50,339,4431,141,748 km²440,715 mi²0.77%1.37%AmericasSouth America
11Canada37,411,0479,984,670 km²3,854,083 mi²6.73%0.91%AmericasNorthern America
12Peru32,510,4531,285,216 km²496,093 mi²0.87%1.63%AmericasSouth America
13Malaysia31,949,777330,803 km²127,690 mi²0.22%1.34%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
14North Korea25,666,161120,538 km²46,528 mi²< 0.1%0.46%AsiaEastern Asia
15Australia25,203,1987,692,024 km²2,969,121 mi²5.18%1.23%OceaniaAustralia and New Zealand
16Taiwan23,773,87636,193 km²13,970 mi²< 0.1%0.20%AsiaEastern Asia
17Chile18,952,038756,102 km²291,855 mi²0.51%1.19%AmericasSouth America
18Guatemala17,581,472108,889 km²42,031 mi²< 0.1%1.93%AmericasCentral America
19Ecuador17,373,662276,841 km²106,861 mi²0.19%1.69%AmericasSouth America
20Honduras9,746,117112,492 km²43,422 mi²< 0.1%1.65%AmericasCentral America
21Papua New Guinea8,776,109462,840 km²178,656 mi²0.31%1.97%OceaniaMelanesia
22Nicaragua6,545,502130,373 km²50,324 mi²< 0.1%1.24%AmericasCentral America
23El Salvador6,453,55321,041 km²8,122 mi²< 0.1%0.51%AmericasCentral America
24Singapore5,804,337710 km²274 mi²< 0.1%0.81%AsiaSouth-Eastern Asia
25Costa Rica5,047,56151,100 km²19,725 mi²< 0.1%0.96%AmericasCentral America
26New Zealand4,783,063270,467 km²104,400 mi²0.18%0.84%OceaniaAustralia and New Zealand
27Panama4,246,43975,417 km²29,111 mi²< 0.1%1.67%AmericasCentral America
28Fiji889,95318,272 km²7,053 mi²< 0.1%0.73%OceaniaMelanesia
29Solomon Islands669,82328,896 km²11,154 mi²< 0.1%2.60%OceaniaMelanesia
30Vanuatu299,88212,189 km²4,705 mi²< 0.1%2.46%OceaniaMelanesia
31New Caledonia282,75018,575 km²7,170 mi²< 0.1%0.98%OceaniaMelanesia
32French Polynesia279,2874,167 km²1,608 mi²< 0.1%0.58%OceaniaPolynesia
33Samoa197,0972,842 km²1,097 mi²< 0.1%0.49%OceaniaPolynesia
34Guam167,294549 km²212 mi²< 0.1%0.92%OceaniaMicronesia
35Kiribati117,606811 km²313 mi²< 0.1%1.52%OceaniaMicronesia
36Micronesia113,815702 km²271 mi²< 0.1%1.04%OceaniaMicronesia
37Tonga104,494747 km²288 mi²< 0.1%1.26%OceaniaPolynesia
38Marshall Islands58,791181 km²70 mi²< 0.1%0.65%OceaniaMicronesia
39Northern Mariana Islands57,216464 km²179 mi²< 0.1%0.59%OceaniaMicronesia
40American Samoa55,312199 km²77 mi²< 0.1%-0.28%OceaniaPolynesia
41Palau18,008459 km²177 mi²< 0.1%0.56%OceaniaMicronesia
42Cook Islands17,548236 km²91 mi²< 0.1%0.17%OceaniaPolynesia
43Tuvalu11,64626 km²10 mi²< 0.1%1.20%OceaniaPolynesia
44Wallis And Futuna11,432142 km²55 mi²< 0.1%-1.96%OceaniaPolynesia
45Nauru10,75621 km²8 mi²< 0.1%0.81%OceaniaMicronesia
46Niue1,615260 km²100 mi²< 0.1%-0.31%OceaniaPolynesia
47Tokelau1,34012 km²5 mi²< 0.1%1.59%OceaniaPolynesia