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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea This mystical country will amaze you with stories of cannibals and lost tourists who had never been seen again. But things have changed to our delight, come to Papua New Guinea. This island located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, haves a population that speak many different languages, and have different societies, mostly agricultural, so there will be plenty to explore of the many sizes of this special country.

Area: 462.963 Km²
Population: 5.049.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 11 pop/Km²

System of government: Parliamentary Democracy
Capital: Port Moresby (192.000 pop.)
Major cities: Lae 80.700 pop.
Ethnic majority: Papuan 84%, Melanesian 16%
Border countries: Indonesia WEST

Principal mountains: Mount Wilhelm 4509 m
Principal rivers: Fly 1100 Km, Sepik 1100 Km, Ramu 650 Km
Principal lakes: Lake Murray 430 Km²
Principal islands: New Guinea 372.219 Km² (Papua New Guinean part, total 785.000 Km²), New Britain 37.812 Km², Bougainville 8754 Km², New Ireland 7252 Km²
Climate: Equatorial

Language: English (official), Pidgin-English, Hiri motu
Religion: Protestant 63%, Catholic 31%, Indigenous Beliefs
Currency: Kina (PGK)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 23/7, 16/9, 25/12, 26/12
Dialling code: 00675
GMT: +10

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