Papua New Guinea profile

PNG tribe boy With over 700 traditional societies, Papua New Guinea is the world's most culturally diverse nation.
  • Full name: The Independent State of Papua New Guinea
  • Population: 7.2 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Port Moresby
  • Area: 462,840 sq km (178,704 sq miles)
  • Major language: English, Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu
  • Major religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs
  • Life expectancy: 61 years (men), 66 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 kina = 100 toea
  • Main exports: Gold, petroleum, copper, coffee, palm oil, logs
  • GNI per capita: US $1,480 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .pg
  • International dialling code: +675

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