Papua New Guinea

By Carlos Gaeta


Papua New Guinea is located in Oceania which is a cluster of islands in the Coral Sea and South Pacific Ocean, east of Indonesia.

The total area of PNG is 462,840 sq km.

The climate of PNG is Tropical

The is only 2.6% of PNG is arable

The Capital of PNG is Port Moresby

The three biggest cities in PNG are Port Moresby, Lae, and Arawa

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The population of PNG is 6,672,429.

The population density is 16.17 people per sq km.

The growth rate of PNG is 2.1% annual change.

The urbanization is 13% of total population.

Life expectancy of PNG is approx 67 years ,169th worldwide.

People living with AIDS in PNG 37,200 per year, 69th worldwide.

Literacy in PNG is everyone that is 15 and up can read and write.

The languages in PNG are English, Hiri Motu, and Tok Pisin

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The ethnic groups of PNG are Melanesian, Papuan, Negrito, Micronesian, and Polynesian.

It is estimated that more than 7,000 different culture groups in PNG so there isn't much we can pinpoint on that.

Food in Papua New Guinea. Traditional PNG cuisine consists of root crops such as taro, Kaukau and yams; sago and pork; Mumu is a local specialty made of pork, sweet potatoes, rice and greens.

In Papua New Guinea you can go hiking visit a war cemetery and their nation park etc.

The official religions in PNG are Christianity and Islam.

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This is the traditional Clothing of the PNG tribes.

Papua New Guineas government is parliamentary democracy (National Parliament) under a constitutional monarchy; a Common wealth realm.

PNG's political score (1 the best, 7 the worst) is a 4.

Thier civil rights score (1 the best, 7 the worst) is a 3.

PNG's press freedom is partly free.

PNG's corruption score is 25 (1 the worst 100 the best) there 145/175

PNG has a very bad human trafficking problem, there is a lot of cannabis, forced marriages.

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The flag and its meaning

It is divided diagonally from the top to the hoist to the bottom of the fly. On the upper part appears a yellow " Kumul ", Bird of Paradise on the red background. On the yellow part are five stars representing the Southern Cross, on the black background. Black, red and yellow are traditional colors in Papua New Giunea.
The GDP of PNG is 19.22 million a per year , 146th in the world.

PNG's Labor = 23.3% of agriculture, 38.3% of industry, and 38.4% of services.