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Atlas of Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea
Papua Niugini

English Papua New Guinea - Independent State of Papua New Guinea

The Independent State of Papua New Guinea is a country in Oceania, occupying the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and numerous offshore islands (the western portion of the island is occupied by the ► Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Irian Jaya). It is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, in a region defined since the early 19th century as Melanesia., and has maritime borders with ► Micronesia, ► Nauru, the ► Solomon Islands and ► Australia. In the east lies the autonomous province of ► Bougainville. Its capital, and one of its few major cities, is Port Moresby. It is one of the most diverse countries on Earth, with over 850 indigenous languages and at least as many traditional societies, out of a population of just under 6 million. It is also one of the most rural, with only 18 per cent of its people living in urban centres. The country is also one of the world's least explored, culturally and geographically, and many undiscovered species of plants and animals are thought to exist in the interior of Papua New Guinea.

Tok Pisin Papua Niugini -

Papua Niugini em i wanpela kantri bilong Pasifik, long Kontinen Osenia. Kapitol na taun bikpela tumas bilong em i Pot Mosbi.


Short name  Papua New Guinea
Official  name Independent State of Papua New Guinea
Status Independent country since 1975
Location Pacific Ocean
Capital Port Moresby, Pot Mosby
Population 5,887,000 inhabitants
Area 462,840 km²
Major  languages English, Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu (all official)
Major  religions Protestantism and Roman Catolicism
More information Papua New Guinea, Geography of Papua New Guinea, History of Papua New Guinea and Politics of Papua New Guinea
More  images Papua New Guinea - Papua New Guinea (Category).

General maps

Papua New Guinea map.png Map of Papua New Guinea
Papua new guinea.jpg Map of Papua New Guinea
Papua Neuguinea.jpg Map of Papua New Guinea
Papua new guinea provinces (numbers) 2012.png Provinces of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea Districts 2012.png Districts of Papua New Guinea
Districts and LLGs of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea LLGs 2012.png LLGs of Papua New Guinea
Districts and LLGs of Papua New Guinea
New guinea named.PNG Divisions of Papua New Guinea and the Indonesian part of Papua
Papua new guinea north salomons province.png Map of Bougainville (Northern Solomons)) in Papua New Guinea
BougainvilleBukaandNeighbourhood.png Map of Bougainville

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Papua New Guinea, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Papua New Guinea.

Pacific-German-Colonies.svg Division of the Germany colonies in Oceania after World War I

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps older than 70 years of this entry.

NovaGuinea1600map.jpg Map of New Guinea ('Nova Guinea'), Spanish/Portuguese, c.1600; as reproduced in G. Collingridge's 1906 work, "The First Discovery of Australia and New Guinea"

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