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Independent State of Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea is in the Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Port Moresby. It is at 6° 00' South, 147° 00' East. Papua New Guinea has an area of 462,840 square kilometres (178,703 square miles). The population is 6,187,591. This population is from a 2011 estimate.

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For currency they use the Papua New Guinea Kina. The inflation in 2009 was 6.9%. The economy link (above) goes to a page that lists their commodities and trading partners.


In the year 2000, the literacy rate was 57.3%. This definition of literacy is portion of the population over 15 years of age, that can read and write.


People here speak English and Motu. Religions beliefs here include Anglican, Bahai, Baptist, Evangelical Alliance, Evangelical Lutheran, local religions, Pentecostal, Protestant, Roman Catholic, Seventh-Day Adventist, and United Church (local).

Papau New Guinea has 715 indigenous languages.

Time Zone

It is in the Eastern Australia (GMT + 10) time zone.

Administrative Divisions


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