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:
- Federated States of Micronesia
- Solomon Islands
- New Caledonia
|Facts About Papua New Guinea|
|Country Name||Papua New Guinea|
|Capital and largest city||Port Moresby|
|Area||462,840 km2 ( 178,703 sq mi ) Water (%) 2|
|Population||7,059,653 (2011 Census)|
|Lat Long||-6.494012, 143.803432|
|Official Language||Hiri Motu, Tok Pisin, sign language, English|
|Time Zone||AEST (UTC+10)|
|Neighbour countries||Soloman Island, Australia, Indonesia|
|Currency||Papua New Guinean kina|
Last Updated : June 10, 2015