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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea This mystical country will amaze you with stories of cannibals and lost tourists who had never been seen again. But things have changed to our delight, come to Papua New Guinea. This island located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, haves a population that speak many different languages, and have different societies, mostly agricultural, so there will be plenty to explore of the many sizes of this special country. Hostel in Europe Network

Area: 462.963 Km2
Population: 5.049.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 11 pop/Km2

System of government: Parliamentary Democracy
Capital: Port Moresby (192.000 pop.)
Major cities: Lae 80.700 pop.
Ethnic majority: Papuan 84%, Melanesian 16%
Border countries: Indonesia WEST

Principal mountains: Mount Wilhelm 4509 m
Principal rivers: Fly 1100 Km, Sepik 1100 Km, Ramu 650 Km
Principal lakes: Lake Murray 430 Km2
Principal islands: New Guinea 372.219 Km2 (Papua New Guinean part, total 785.000 Km2), New Britain 37.812 Km2, Bougainville 8754 Km2, New Ireland 7252 Km2
Climate: Equatorial

Language: English (official), Pidgin-English, Hiri motu
Religion: Protestant 63%, Catholic 31%, Indigenous Beliefs
Currency: Kina (PGK)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 23/7, 16/9, 25/12, 26/12
Dialling code: 00675
GMT: +10

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