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Where is Papua New Guinea?

map showing the location of Papua New Guinea

Located in the continent of Oceania, Papua New Guinea covers 452,860 square kilometers of land and 9,980 square kilometers of water, making it the 55th largest nation in the world with a total area of 462,840 square kilometers.

Papua New Guinea became an independent state in 1975, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Papua New Guinea is 6,310,129 (2012) and the nation has a density of 14 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Papua New Guinea is the Kina (PGK). As well, the people of Papua New Guinea are refered to as Papua New Guinean.

The dialing code for the country is 675 and the top level internet domain for Papua New Guinean sites is .pg.

Papua New Guinea shares land borders with only one country, Indonesia.

To learn more, visit our detailed Papua New Guinea section.

Quick facts

Population 6,310,129
Density 13.9 / km2 ( 36.1 / mi2 )
Languages Hiri Motu, Tok Pisin, English
Independence Year 1975
Capital Port Moresby (National Capital)
Currency Kina
GDP 15,413,163,675 (2013 data)
GDP per Capita 2,443 (2013 data)
Land Area 452,860 km2 (174,850 mi2)
Water Area 9,980 km2 (3,853 mi2)
Neighbouring Country Indonesia
Minimum Longitude 140.870
Maximum Longitude 159.490
Mininum Latitude -11.660
Maximum Latitude -1.130

What is the capital of Papua New Guinea?

map showing the location of Papua New Guinea
Location of Port Moresby on a map.

Port Moresby is the capital city of Papua New Guinea. It has a population of 283,733, and is located on a latitue of -9.44 and longitude of 147.18.

Port Moresby is also the political center of Papua New Guinea, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Port Moresby, the Capital Of Papua New Guinea

City Port Moresby
Country Papua New Guinea
Population 283,733
Longitude 147.17972000
Latitude -9.44314000
Elevation 79 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Papua New Guinea

Rank City Population
#1Port Moresby283,733

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.