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Independent State of Papua New Guinea
  • Independen Stet bilong Papua Niugini
  • Papua Niu Gini
Location of  Papua New Guinea  (green)
Location of  Papua New Guinea  (green)
Capital
and largest city
Port Moresby
9°30′S147°07′E / 9.500°S 147.117°E / -9.500; 147.117
Official languages[3][4]
DemonymPapua New Guinean
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentary
constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Bob Dadae
Peter O'Neill
LegislatureNational Parliament
Independence from Australia
1 July 1949
• Declared and recognised
16 September 1975
Area
• Total
462,840 km2 (178,700 sq mi) (56th)
• Water (%)
2
Population
• 2011 census preliminary estimate
7,059,653[5] (102nd)
• 2000 census
5,190,783
• Density
15/km2 (38.8/sq mi) (201st)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
$28.022 billion[6] (139th)
• Per capita
$3,542[6]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
• Total
$19.915 billion[6] (115th)
• Per capita
$2,517[6]
Gini (1996)50.9[7]
high
HDI (2015)Increase 0.516[8]
low · 154th
CurrencyPapua New Guinean kina (PGK)
Time zoneAEST(UTC+10, +11)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+675
ISO 3166 codePG
Internet TLD.pg

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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