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Geography Statistics of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's Information

Flag of Papua New Guinea
Land Area 452,860 km2
Water Area 9,980 km2
Total Area 462,840km2 (#54)
Population 6,791,317 (#105)
Population Density 15.00/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Democracy (National Parliament) Under A Constitutional Monarchy; A Commonwealth Realm
GDP (PPP) $28.02 Billion
GDP Per Capita $3,500
Currency Kina (PGK)
Largest Cities
  • Coastline: 3,201 miles (5,152 km)
  • Land Area:
    (land) 174,849 sq miles (452,860 sq km)
    (water) 3,853 sq miles (9,980 sq km)
    (TOTAL) 178,703 sq miles (462,840 sq km)

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  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: There are 20 provinces, 1 autonomous region*, and 1 district** in Papua New Guinea. They are Bougainville*, Central, Chimbu, Eastern Highlands, East New Britain, East Sepik, Enga, Gulf, Hela, Jiwaka, Madang, Manus, Milne Bay, Morobe, National Capital**, New Ireland, Northern, Southern Highlands, Western, Western Highlands, West New Britain, and West Sepik
  • Horizontal Width: 202.7 miles (326.21 km) from Mount Hagen east to Lae
  • Vertical Length: 368.91 miles (593.70) from from Wewak south to Danu

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (1) Indonesia
  • Geographic Center: About 73.42 miles (118.15 km) north of Kerema
  • Highest Point: Mt. Wilhelm 14,793 ft (4,509 m)
  • Lowest Point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
  • Latitude and Longitude
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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