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Papua New Guinea

Independent State of Papua New Guinea
  • Independen Stet bilong Papua Niugini
  • Papua Niu Gini
Flag of Papua New Guinea
National emblem of Papua New Guinea
Flag National emblem
Location of  Papua New Guinea  (green)
Location of  Papua New Guinea  (green)
Capital
and largest city
Port Moresby
9°30′S 147°07′E / 9.500°S 147.117°E / -9.500; 147.117
Official languages
Demonym Papua New Guinean
Government Unitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Michael Ogio
Peter O'Neill
Legislature National Parliament
Independence from Australia
1 July 1949
• Declared and recognised
16 September 1975
Area
• Total
462,840 km2 (178,700 sq mi) (56th)
• Water (%)
2
Population
• 2011 census preliminary estimate
7,059,653 (102nd)
• 2000 census
5,190,783
• Density
15/km2 (38.8/sq mi) (201st)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$28.022 billion (139th)
• Per capita
$3,542
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Total
$19.915 billion (115th)
• Per capita
$2,517
Gini (1996) 50.9
high
HDI (2014) Increase 0.505
low · 158th
Currency Papua New Guinean kina (PGK)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10, +11)
• Summer (DST)
 (UTCUTC)
Drives on the left
Calling code +675
ISO 3166 code PG
Internet TLD .pg

Coordinates: 6°S 147°E / 6°S 147°E / -6; 147

Papua New Guinea (PNG; /ˈpæpuə nj ˈɡɪn, ˈpɑː-, -pju-/, US /ˈpæpjuə, pɑːˈpə/;Tok Pisin: Papua Niugini; Hiri Motu: Papua Niu Gini), 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.


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