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Where is Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is an island nation in Oceania, located partially on the island of New Guinea, and partially on several other islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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Where is Papua New Guinea?

Papua New Guinea is located in Oceania in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Making up the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, the Papua New Guinea mainland is the center of most of the country's population and most of its cities. Papua New Guinea's other islands include New Ireland, New Britain, Bougainville, and Manus Island.

Once controlled by Australia, Papua New Guinea is just 150 kilometers across the Torres Strait from Australia (at Cape York, the northernmost point in Australia).

The country of Papua New Guinea is in the Oceania continent and the latitude and longitude for the country are 5.9054° S, 147.4080° E.

The neighboring countries of Papua New Guinea are:

Maritime Boundaries
  1. Australia
  2. Federated States of Micronesia
  3. Solomon Islands
  4. New Caledonia

  Facts About Papua New Guinea  
Country NamePapua New Guinea
Capital and largest cityPort Moresby
Area462,840 km2 ( 178,703 sq mi ) Water (%) 2
Population7,059,653 (2011 Census)
Lat Long-6.494012, 143.803432
Official LanguageHiri Motu, Tok Pisin, sign language, English
Calling Code+675
Time ZoneAEST (UTC+10)
Airport52 Airports
Neighbour countriesSoloman Island, Australia, Indonesia
CurrencyPapua New Guinean kina


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