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:
In North America, the nations that are part of the Pacific Rim are:
In Central America, these nations are part of the Pacific Rim:
In South America, these nations are part of this geographical region:
In Asia, the following countries are considered part of the Pacific Rim:
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