Papua New Guinea's Information
|Land Area||452,860 km2|
|Water Area||9,980 km2|
|Total Area||462,840km2 (#54)|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Democracy (National Parliament) Under A Constitutional Monarchy; A Commonwealth Realm|
|GDP (PPP)||$28.02 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$3,500|
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Located just south of the Equator, Papua New Guinea's weather is warm and humid year-round, with heavy seasonal monsoon rains. Summers are quite hot, especially along the coastal areas, while in the inland mountains, temperatures do moderate.
Average temperatures range from 79°F (26°C) to 82°F (28°C) throughout the year.
Rainfall is rather consistent throughout the year, with the heaviest amounts falling in the rainy season (December-March).
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Papua New Guinea Trivia
What is a Puppet Government?
A "puppet state" is a government that has little will of its own, as it needs financial backing or military support. Thus, it acts an a subordinate to another power in exchange for its own survival. The puppet government still holds its own facade of an identity, perpetuated by retaining its own flag, name, national anthem, law, and constitution. However, these type of governments are not considered as legitimate according to international law.