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Countries that have area on the Pacific Rim.

The Pacific Rim refers to the countries and cities located around the edge of the Pacific Ocean. There are many economic centers around the Pacific Rim, such as Auckland, Busan, Brisbane, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Lima, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Panama City, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Santiago, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo, Vancouver, and Yokohama. Honolulu is the headquarters of various intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations of the Pacific Rim, including the East-West Center and the Institute of Asian Research. In addition, the RIMPAC exercise is coordinated by United States Pacific Command which is headquartered in Honolulu.

The region has great diversity — with the economic dynamism of Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore; the technological expertise of Japan and the Western United States; the natural resources of Australia, Colombia, Canada, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the Russian Far East and the United States; the human resources of China and Indonesia; the agricultural productivity of Australia, Chile, New Zealand, the Philippines, and the United States among others.


List of countries on the Pacific Rim

This is a list of countries that are generally considered to be a part of the Pacific Rim, since they lie along the Pacific Ocean.[1]


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