Papua New Guinea is an island country, located in the south-western Pacific in the Oceania Continent. It's lies in the eastern half of New Guinea and numerous smaller islands. Its neighbours include Australia to the south, Indonesia to the west and Solomon Islands to the south-east.
Location Map of Papua New Guinea
Where is Papua New Guinea Located?
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.
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.
Places to see in Papua New Guinea:
|Kokoda Track||Mount Wilhelm||Kimbe Bay||Tavurvur|
|Port Moresby Nature Park||Mount Giluwe||Samarai Island||Doini Island|
|Duke of York Islands||Ulawun||Massim Museum||Adventure Park PNG|
|Conflict Group||Sirinumu Dam||Loloata Island||Lake Kutubu|
|Papua New Guinea National Museum||Panasesa Island||Panasia Island||Rabaul caldera|
|Lae War Cemetery||Siar||Huon Peninsula||Niugini Dive Adventures|
Facts about Papua New Guinea:
|Official Name||Independent State of Papua New Guinea|
|Location||The south-west Pacific Ocean, Oceania (Melanesia)|
|Papua New Guinea Coordinates||6.3150° S, 143.9555° E|
|Papua New Guinea Capital City||Port Moresby|
|Official Languages||English, Tok Pisin, & Motu|
|Government||Unitary parliamentary republic|
|Papua New Guinea Legislature||Parliament|
|Independence from France and the United Kingdom||30 July 1980|
|Admitted to the United Nations||15 September 1981|
|Area of Papua New Guinea||462,840 km2 (178,700 sq mi) (54th)|
|Papua New Guinea Population (2020)||8,935,000 (98th)|
|Ethnic Groups||Melanesian, Papuan, Negrito, Micronesian, Polynesian|
|Religion||Christians 66%, Indigenous Beliefs 34%|
|Papua New Guinea Currency||Papua New Guinean kina (PGK)|
|Papua New Guinea Time Zone||UTC+10, +11 (AEST)|
|Papua New Guinea ISO Code||PG|
|Papua New Guinea Calling Code||675|
|Papua New Guinea Internet TLD||.pg|