Papua New Guinea

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Continent Australasia, Oceania

Region – Oceania

Size – 462,840 km²

Geography – mountainous with coastal lowlands

Language – Tok Pisin, English, indigenous languages

Religion – Roman Catholic 27%, Protestant 69.4%, other or unspecified 3.6%

Monetary Unit – Papua New Guinean kina

Natural Resources – gold, copper, silver, natural gas, timber, oil, fisheries

Agriculture – coffee, cocoa, copra, palm kernels, tea, sugar, rubber, sweet potatoes, fruit, vegetables, vanilla; poultry, pork; shellfish

Industry – copra crushing, palm oil processing, plywood production, wood chip production; mining (gold, silver, copper); crude oil and petroleum products; construction, tourism

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Neighbouring CountriesIndonesia

Population –   6,672,429 (2015 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 1.78%

Average Life Expectancy – 67.03 years

Capital City – Port Moresby (345,000)

Highest Mountain – Mount Wilhelm (4,509m)

Longest River – Sepik River (1,126km)

Climate – tropical, humid climate  23°C to 28°C

Yearly Rainfall – 300cm (approx)

Plant Life – mangroves, casuarina, sago, palm, kwila, cedar, ferns, orchids, lilies,

Animal Life – bats, tree kangaroo, forest wallaby, echidna, bandicoot

Bird Life – bird of paradise, bower bird, cassowary, kingfisher parrots, pigeon, hornbill, cockatoo

Marine Life – dolphins, whales

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Papua New Guinea. Available: Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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