Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's flagLocation: Australasia & Oceania
Official name: Independent State of Papua New Guinea
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1975 / 1975
Capital city: Port Moresby
Population: 6.9 million / 39 people per sq mile (15 people per sq km)
Total land area: 178,703 square miles (462,840 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Pidgin English, Papuan, English (official language), Motu, 800 (est.) native Language(s) spoken:
Main religions: Protestant 60%, Roman Catholic 37%, Other 3%
Ethnic mix: Melanesian and mixed race 100%
Government type: Parliamentary system
Currency: Kina = 100 toea
Literacy rate: 60%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 2193 kilocalories


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