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Papua New Guinea

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Introduction:

The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the UK (south) in 1885. The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I and continued to administer the combined areas until independence in 1975.

A nine-year secessionist revolt on the island of Bougainville ended in 1997 after claiming some 20,000 lives. Since 2001, Bougainville has experienced autonomy. Under the terms of a peace accord, 2015 is the year that a five-year window opens for a referendum on the question of independence.

 

Papua New Guinea Flag
Flag

Papua New Guinea Emblem
Emblem

Quick Facts

Population:
7,027,332 (July 2018 est.)

Map Reference:
Oceania
Area:
total= 462,840 sq km

Government:
Constitutional Parliamentary Democracy
Capital:
Port Moresby

Internet Code:
.pg

Airports:
561 (2013)

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Papua New Guinea Locater
Locater

Papua New Guinea Map
Map

Astronaut Image

Astronaut Image
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Mission/Frame: ISS004-E-5808
Spacecraft Altitude: 216 nautical miles (400 km)
Features:
PORT MORESBY, ISLANDS

 

 

 

 

 

   

Source: CIA The World Factbook

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