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Papua New Guinea's Information

Flag of Papua New Guinea
Land Area 452,860 km2
Water Area 9,980 km2
Total Area 462,840 km2
Population 6,791,317
Population Density 14.67 / 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
  • Port Moresby (283,733)
  • Lae (76,255)
  • Arawa (40,266)
  • Mount Hagen (33,623)
  • Popondetta (28,198)
  • Madang (27,419)
  • Kokopo (26,273)
  • Mendi (26,252)
  • Kimbe (18,847)
  • Goroka (18,503)
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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