Papua New Guinea

Guide to PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Map of PAPUA NEW GUINEAPAPUA NEW GUINEA which official name is Independent State of Papua New Guinea or Papua New Guinea, is a country from Oceania located at the Oceania, group of islands including the eastern half of the island of New Guinea between the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, east of Indonesia. PAPUA NEW GUINEA with 820 km sq km, limits with: Indonesia 820 km; and is divided in 20 province . PAPUA NEW GUINEA's capital is Port Moresby which is the most populated city with about 283,733 inhabitants.

History of PAPUA NEW GUINEA

PAPUA NEW GUINEA's government is constitutional parliamentary democracy; a Constitutional monarchy with a Ceremonial government type, with Queen Elizabeth II, represented by Governor-General Paulias Matane as head of state and Prime Minister Michael Somare as head of government.

Flag of PAPUA NEW GUINEAOther symbols of PAPUA NEW GUINEA are Papua New Guinean motto " Unity in Diversity Papua New Guinean anthem "O Arise, All You Sons, (Royal Anthem: God Save the Queen) Papua New Guinean flag.Papua New Guinean flag is composed by divided diagonally from upper hoist-side corner; the upper triangle is red with a soaring yellow bird of paradise centered; the lower triangle is black with five, white, five-pointed stars of the Southern Cross constellation centered .

PAPUA NEW GUINEA's history is quite long: The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the UK (south) in 1885. The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I and continued to administer the combined areas until independence in 1975. A nine-year secessionist revolt on the island of Bougainville ended in 1997 after claiming some 20,000 lives.

PAPUA NEW GUINEAs geography

PAPUA NEW GUINEA has an area of 462,840Km ,with a coastline of 5152, this great area is composed by 452,860 sq km of land and 9,980 sq km of water. Papua New Guinean geography is known by it's mostly mountains with coastal lowlands and rolling foothills . This makes Papua New Guinean's land specially proclive to active volcanism; situated along the Pacific "Ring of Fire"; the country is subject to frequent and sometimes severe earthquakes; mud slides; tsunamis.

Guide to travel to PAPUA NEW GUINEA

If you are thinking on traveling to PAPUA NEW GUINEA, you will have to take in consideration some points like PAPUA NEW GUINEA's currency, PAPUA NEW GUINEA's weather, PAPUA NEW GUINEA's national holiday and PAPUA NEW GUINEA's transports.

The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. PAPUA NEW GUINEA`s currency is called kina ( K), which is divided in 100 toeas

PAPUA NEW GUINEA's weather is characterized to be tropical; northwest monsoon (December to March), southeast monsoon (May to October); slight seasonal temperature variation. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to PAPUA NEW GUINEA.

You can also consider to visit PAPUA NEW GUINEA on it's national holiday to get in PAPUA NEW GUINEA's culture. If you do so, PAPUA NEW GUINEA's national holiday is called Independence Day, 16 September.

Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Mount Wilhelm 4,509 m. And try also to get to PAPUA NEW GUINEA's lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit PAPUA NEW GUINEA's tallest structure: ( ).

Don't be afraid to take a flight to PAPUA NEW GUINEA, with more than 582 airports and 2 airlines, you will get to PAPUA NEW GUINEA without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. PAPUA NEW GUINEA has about0 of railways, and also11,000 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.

Papua New Guinean Culture

Coat of arms of PAPUA NEW GUINEAPAPUA NEW GUINEA is known by Papua New Guineans as Papuaniugini in the shortened way. Papua New Guinean, about 5,795,887 people, are composed by different ethnics: Melanesian, Papuan, Negrito, Micronesian, Polynesian. And they also have different languages: Tok Pisin, English, Hiri Motu.

Another relevant point nowadays it's PAPUA NEW GUINEA's religion. Papua New Guineans are divided in Roman Catholic 22%, Lutheran 16%, Presbyterian/Methodist/London Missionary Society 8%, Anglican 5%, Evangelical Alliance 4%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1%, other Protestant 10%, indigenous beliefs 34%. So you can visit any of it's2 like St John's Cathedral, in Port Moresby .

Videos of Papua New Guinea

See some viedos of Papua New Guinea's places and tourism before choosing your vacations destination.

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The Papua New Guinea Supreme Court will on Friday rule whether an inquiry to the lawfulness of the Manus Island detention centre can continue.

Manus Island: PNG court to decide whether detention centre inquiry can continue

The Papua New Guinea Supreme Court will on Friday rule whether an inquiry to the lawfulness of the Manus Island detention centre can continue.

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