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Papua New Guinea Location Map

Where is Papua New Guinea
Map showing Where is Papua New Guinea located on the Map? Papua New Guinea is an island country in Oceania, located partially on the island of New Guinea, and several other islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

Where is Papua New Guinea

The given Papua New Guinea location map shows that Papua New Guinea is located in the south-west Pacific Ocean.

Papua New Guinea map also shows that New Guinea is an island, which is divided into two parts - the western part is an Indonesian province and hence counted in south-eastern region of Asia; the eastern part is Papua New Guinea, an independent country of Oceania continent. Likewise, it shares its international boundary with Indonesia in the west side. However, it shares maritime boundary with Australia. The Torres Strait separates it from Australia.
Papua New Guinea gained its independence from Australia in the year 1975. However, it remains a realm of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Papua New Guinea. The capital city of the country is Port Moresby.

Papua New Guinea Facts:-

Official Name- Independent State of Papua New Guinea
Capital City- Port Moresby
Official Language- English, Tok Pisin, & Motu
Government- Constitutional Monarchy with Parliamentary Democracy
Area- 462 860 Sq Km
Population- 5.9 Million
Ethnic Groups- Melanesian, Papuan, Negrito, Micronesian, Polynesian
Religions- Christians 66%, Indigenous Beliefs 34%
Currency- Kina (Pgk)
Time Zone- UTC +10h
ISO Code- PG
Calling Code- 675