Papua New Guinea

Independent State of Papua New Guinea. Country Code: PG. Location: Southeastern Asia, group of islands including the eastern half of the island of New Guinea between the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, east of Indonesia. Land Area: 178,703 square miles. Capital: Port Moresby. Climate: Tropical, northwest monsoon (December to March), southeast monsoon (May to October), slight seasonal temperature variation. Terrain: Mostly mountains with coastal lowlands and rolling foothills. Population: 5,049,055. Life Expectancy: 63 years. Literacy: 72%. Languages: English, Motu, and 715 indigenous languages. Ethnic Groups: Melanesian, Papuan, Negrito, Micronesian, and Polynesian. Currency: Kina (PGK).

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