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.
|Density||13.9 / km2 ( 36.1 / mi2 )|
|Languages||Hiri Motu, Tok Pisin, English|
|Capital||Port Moresby (National Capital)|
|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)|
What is the capital of Papua New Guinea?
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
|Country||Papua New Guinea|
|Elevation||79 meters over sea level|
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