Papua New Guinea

Daniel Day

LANDFORMS

-Papua New Guinea contains the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, as well as the islands of New Ireland, New Britain, and Bougainville, in and a lot of other smaller islands.

-Much of the country is mountainous and covered in tropical rainforests

-The highest point is Mount Wilhelm

-Bodies of water include Sepik River and the Fly River

CLIMATE

-Guineas climate can be described as tropical climate, with the coastal plains averaging a Temperature of 28°C, the inland and mountain areas averaging 26°C,and a lot of rain

NATURAL RESOURSES

PLANT AND ANIMALS

HISTORY

-16th century AD - Ships from China and the Malay Empire trade with islanders.

-1886-Britain establishes a protectorate over south-east New Guinea, while Germany annexes the northern part of New Guinea.

-1906 - Control of British New Guinea transferred to the newly independent Commonwealth of Australia and renamed

-1942 - Japanese forces occupy parts of both territories.

-1963 May - UN transfers control of West New Guinea to Indonesia. Today this region is called Papua.

-1971 July - Renamed Papua New Guinea (PNG).

-1975 September - Attains full independence from Australia. Sir Michael Somare becomes PM.

TRADITIONS

FOOD

NATURAL DISASTERS