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Location 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

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Papua New Guinea is located in the South Pacific Ocean, and is geographically positioned in both the southern and eastern hemispheres.

Papua New Guinea includes the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, and is bordered by the country of Indonesia as well as the Pacific Ocean, Bismark Sea, Solomon Sea, Coral Sea, Torres Strait, and Gulf of Papua.

This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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