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Independent State of Papua New Guinea

  • Independen Stet bilong Papua Niugini  (Tok Pisin)
  • Independen Stet bilong Papua Niu Gini  (Hiri Motu)
Motto: Unity in diversity[1]

Location of Papua New Guinea (green)
Location of Papua New Guinea (green)
Capital
and largest city
Port Moresby
09°28′44″S147°08′58″E / 9.47889°S 147.14944°E / -9.47889; 147.14944
Official languages[3][4]
Indigenous languages
851 languages[5]
Ethnic groups
Religion
(2011 census)[6]
Demonym(s)Papua New Guinean
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentary
constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Bob Dadae
James Marape
LegislatureNational Parliament
Independence 
1 July 1949
16 September 1975
Area
• Total
462,840 km2 (178,700 sq mi) (54th)
• Water (%)
2
Population
• 2020 estimate
8,935,000 (98th)
• 2011 census
7,275,324 [7]
• Density
15/km2 (38.8/sq mi) (201st)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$32.382 billion[8] (124th)
• Per capita
$3,764[8]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$21.543 billion[8] (110th)
• Per capita
$2,504[8]
Gini (2009)41.9[9]
medium
HDI (2018)Steady 0.543[10]
low · 155th
CurrencyPapua New Guinean kina (PGK)
Time zoneUTC+10, +11 (AEST)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+675
ISO 3166 codePG
Internet TLD.pg

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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