Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea, abbreviated PNG, officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby. The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua. Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world; 852 languages are listed for the country, of which 12 have no known living speakers. Most of the population of over 7 million people live in customary communities, which are as diverse as the languages. It is also one of the most rural, as only 18 percent of its people live in urban centres. The country is one of the world's least explored, culturally and geographically; many undiscovered species of plants and animals are thought to exist in the interior, as well as groups of uncontacted people.

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Geographical values

  • absolute in degrees, minutes and seconds:
    9° 26′ 13″ S • of southern latitude
    147° 11′ 36″ E • of eastern longitude
  • in degrees with decimal fractions:
    −9.436821°; 147.193334°

Length of Papua New Guinea from south to north is 1,184.280 kilometers, from west ot east – from 1,670.731 km on south to 1,706.968 km on north.

State symbols

Flag of Papua New Guinea
Flag of Papua New Guinea
Coat of arms, seal, symbol, emblem of Papua New Guinea
Coat of arms of Papua New Guinea

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Major cities

Port Moresby01.8K

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