Papua New Guinea

The Independent State of Papua New Guinea comprises the eastern part of the world's largest and highest tropical island, , together with many smaller offshore islands.
Photo: Steve Shattuck, CC BY 2.0.

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is the capital of Papua New Guinea. It is the gateway to PNG, and almost all visitors to the country pass through the city. Photo: eGuide Travel, CC BY 2.0.

is the largest in the , part of the Islands Region of Papua New Guinea. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

The River is the longest river on the island of , and after the and the the third largest by volume. Photo: Top1963, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the largest island of the archipelago, and an autonomous island region within Papua New Guinea.

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encompases Central Province, Northern Province, and PNG's National Capital District, Port Moresby. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

is an island region in Papua New Guinea.

Madang and Morobe are two provinces of Papua New Guinea. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

is a beautiful, peaceful province in the southeastern tip of Papua New Guinea. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The is a region in Papua New Guinea. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

consists of the country's Gulf and Western Provinces.

Papua New Guinea

Latitude of center
-7.36° or 7° 21' 36" south
Longitude of center
146.43° or 146° 25' 48" east
Population
6,860,000
Elevation
1209 metres (3967 feet)
Capital
Area
462,840 km² (178,704 miles²)
Currency
Kina (PGK)
Phone code
675
Internet domain
.pg
Open­Street­Map ID
node 424297931
Geo­Names ID
2088628
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Also Known As

  • Achinese: Papua New Guinea
  • Afrikaans: Papoea-Nieu-Guinee
  • Afrikaans: Papoea Nieu-Guinee
  • Akan: Papua Guinea Foforo
  • Albanian: Papua Guinea e Re
  • Albanian: Papua Guineja e Re
  • Amharic: ፓፑዋ ኒው ጊኒ
  • Arabic: Papúa Nueva Guinea
  • Arabic: بابوا غينيا الجديدة
  • Arabic: بابوا غينيا الجديده
  • Arabic: بابوا نيوغينيا
  • Arabic: بابوا نيو غينيا
  • Arabic: بابوا وغينيا الجديدة
  • Aragonese: Papua y Nueva Guinea
  • Armenian: Պապուա Նոր Գվինեա
  • Arpitan: Papoasie-Novèla-Guinê
  • Asturian: Papúa Nueva Guinea
  • Avaric: Papuaniuginia
  • Azerbaijani: Papua-Yeni Qvineya
  • Balinese: Papua Nugini
  • Bambara: Papuwasi-Gine-Koura
  • Bashkir: Папуа — Яңы Гвинея
  • Basque: Papua Ginea Berria
  • Bavarian: Papua-Neuguinea
  • Belarusian: Папуа-Новая Гвінея
  • Belarusian: Папуа-Новая Гвінэя
  • Belarusian: Папуа-Новая Ґвінэя
  • Belarusian: Папуа — Новая Гвінея
  • Bengali: পাপুয়া নিউ গিনি
  • Bengali: পাপুয়া নিউগিনি
  • Bishnupriya: পাপুয়া নিউগিনি
  • Bislama: Papua New Guinea
  • Bosnian: Papua Nova Gvineja
  • Breton: Papoua-Ginea Nevez
  • Breton: Papoua Ginea-Nevez
  • Breton: Papoua Ginea Nevez
  • Bulgarian: Папуа-Нова Гвинея
  • Bulgarian: Папуа Нова Гвинея
  • Burmese: ပါပူရာနယူးဂီနီ
  • Burmese: ပါပူအာနယူးဂီနီနိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Estat Independent de Papua Nova Guinea
  • Catalan: Papua Nova Guinea
  • Cebuano: Nugini sa Papua
  • Cebuano: Papua New Guinea
  • Central Bikol: Papua Bagong Guineya
  • Central Kurdish: پاپوا گینێی نوێ
  • Chavacano: Papua Nueva Guinea
  • Chechen: Папуа — Керла Гвине
  • Chechen: Папуа — Керла Гвиней
  • Chinese: Papua New Guinea
  • Chinese: 巴布亚新几内亚 / 巴布亞紐幾內亞 / 巴布亞新畿內亞
  • Chinese: 巴布亚新几内亚
  • Chinese: 巴布亚新几内亚独立国
  • Chinese: 巴布亞新幾內亞
  • Chinese: 巴布亞新畿內亞
  • Chinese: 巴布亞紐幾內亞
  • Chinese: 巴新
  • Church Slavic: Папоуа · Нова Гвинєꙗ
  • Chuvash: Папуа - Ҫӗнӗ Гвинея
  • Cornish: Papoua Gyni Nowydh
  • Crimean Tatar: Papua Yañı Gvineya
  • Croatian: Papua Nova Gvineja
  • Czech: Papua-Nová Guinea
  • Czech: Papua Nová Guinea
  • Danish: Papua Ny Guinea
  • Dhivehi: ޕަޕުއާ ނިއު ގިނީ
  • Dimli (individual language): Papua Gineya Newiye
  • Dotyali: पपुवा न्युगिनी
  • Dutch: PG
  • Dutch: PNG
  • Dutch: Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea
  • Eastern Mari: Папуа-У Гвиней
  • Egyptian Arabic: بابوا نيو جينيا
  • English: Independent State of Papua New Guinea
  • English: PNG
  • English: pg
  • English: 🇵🇬
  • Esperanto: PNG
  • Esperanto: Papu-Nov-Gvineo
  • Esperanto: Papuo-Nov-Gvineo
  • Esperanto: Sendependa Ŝtato Papu-Nov-Gvineo
  • Esperanto: pg
  • Estonian: Paapua Uus-Guinea
  • Estonian: Paapua Uus-Guinea Sõltumatu Riik
  • Estonian: Papua Uus Guinea
  • Ewe: Papua New Gini nutome
  • Extremaduran: Papua Nueva Guinea
  • Faroese: Papua Nýguinea
  • Fiji Hindi: Papua New Guinea
  • Fijian: Papua New Guinea
  • Fijian: Papua Niu Kini
  • Finnish: Papua-Uuden-Guinean itsenäinen valtio
  • Finnish: Papua-Uusi-Guinea
  • French: PG
  • French: PNG
  • French: Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée
  • French: Papouasie-Nouvelle Guinée
  • French: Papouasie-nouvelle- Guinée
  • French: l’État indépendant de Papouasie- Nouvelle-Guinée
  • French: pg
  • French: État indépendant de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée
  • French: 🇵🇬
  • Fulah: Papuwaa Nuwel Gine
  • Gagauz: Papua Eni Gvineya
  • Galician: Papúa Nova Guinea
  • Ganda: Papwa Nyugini
  • Georgian: პაპუა-ახალი გვინეა
  • German: Papua-Neuguinea
  • German: Papua Neuguinea
  • German: Papua New Guinea
  • German: Papua new Guinea
  • German: Unabhängiger Staat Papua-Neuguinea
  • Goan Konkani: Papua New Guinea
  • Goan Konkani: पापुआ न्यू गिनी
  • Greek: Παπούα - Νέα Γουινέα
  • Greek: Παπούα Νέα Γουινέα
  • Guarani: Papúa Gynéa Pyahu
  • Guianese Creole French: Papouazi-Nouvèl-Giné
  • Gujarati: પપુઆ ન્યુ ગીની
  • Gujarati: પાપુઆ ન્યૂ ગિની
  • Haitian: Papwazi-Nouvèl-Gine
  • Hakka Chinese: Papua New Guinea
  • Hausa: Papua New Guinea
  • Hausa: Papuwa Nugini
  • Hausa: Sabuwar Gini Papuwa
  • Hebrew: גינאה החדשה פפואה
  • Hebrew: פאפואה ניו-גיניאה
  • Hebrew: פפואה גינאה החדשה
  • Hebrew: פפואה גיניאה החדשה
  • Hebrew: פפואה ניו גיני
  • Hindi: पापुआ न्यू गिनी
  • Hungarian: Pápua Új-Guinea
  • Hungarian: Pápua Új-Guinea Független Állam
  • Icelandic: Papúa Nýja-Gínea
  • Ido: Papua-Nova-Guinea
  • Iloko: Papua Baro a Guinea
  • Inari Sami: Papua-Uđđâ-Guinea
  • Inari Sami: Papua-Uđđâ-Guinea jiečânâs staatâ
  • Inari Sami: Papua Uđđâ-Guinea
  • Indonesian: Nugini Papua Nugini
  • Indonesian: Papua Nugini
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Papua Nove Guinea
  • Interlingue: Papua Nov-Guinéa
  • Irish: Nua-Ghuine Phapua
  • Italian: Papua Nuova Guinea
  • Jamaican Creole English: Papua Nyuu Gini
  • Japanese: パプアニューギニア
  • Japanese: パプアニューギニア独立国
  • Japanese: パプア・ニューギニア
  • Javanese: Papua Niu Guinéa
  • Kabiyè: Papuwazii
  • Kabyle: Babwa ginya tamaynut
  • Kalaallisut: Papua Nutaaq Guinea
  • Kalaallisut: Papua Ny Guinea
  • Kalmyk: Папуһасин болн Шин Гвинемудин Орн
  • Kannada: ಪಪುವಾ ನ್ಯೂಗೀನಿಯಾ
  • Kannada: ಪಾಪುಅ ನ್ಯೂ ಗಿನಿ
  • Kashmiri: पपुवा न्यू गिनी
  • Kazakh: Папуа-Ниугини
  • Kazakh: Папуа
  • Kazakh: Папуа Жаңа Гвинея
  • Kazakh: Папуа — Жаңа Гвинея
  • Khmer: ប៉ាពូអានូវែលហ្គីណេ
  • Kikuyu: Papua
  • Kinyarwanda: Papuwa Nuveli Gineya
  • Kirghiz: Папуа-Жаӊы-Гвинея.
  • Korean: 파푸아 뉴기니
  • Korean: 파푸아뉴기니
  • Kotava: Papuaniuginia
  • Kurdish: Papua Gîneya Nû
  • Kurdish: پاپوا گینێی نوێ
  • Ladin: Papua-Nueva-Guinea
  • Lao: Papua Baro a Guinea
  • Lao: ປະເທດປາປົວຊີນູແວນກີເນ
  • Lao: ປະເທດປາປົວນິວກິນີ
  • Lao: ປາປົວນິວກີນີ
  • Latin: Papua Nova Guinea
  • Latvian: Papua-Jaungvineja
  • Ligurian: Papua Neuva Guinea
  • Limburgan: Papoea-Nui-Guinea
  • Lingala: Papwa-Giné ya Sika
  • Lingala: Papwazi Ginɛ ya sika
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Papua Gine Nova
  • Literary Chinese: 巴布亚新几内亚
  • Literary Chinese: 巴布亞新幾內亞
  • Lithuanian: Papua Naujoji Gvinėja
  • Lithuanian: Papua ir Naujoji Gvinėja
  • Livvi: Papua-Uuzi Guinea
  • Lombard: Papua Növa Guinea
  • Low German: Papua-Niegguinea
  • Lower Sorbian: Papua-Neuguinea
  • Luba-Katanga: Papwazi wa Nginɛ wa mumu
  • Luxembourgish: Papua-Neiguinea
  • Macedonian: Папуа Нова Гвинеја
  • Malagasy: Papoa Ginea Vao
  • Malagasy: Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée
  • Malay: Papua New Guinea
  • Malayalam: പപ്പുവ ന്യൂ ഗ്വിനി
  • Malayalam: പാപുവ ന്യൂ ഗിനിയ
  • Maltese: Papua New Guinea
  • Maltese: Papwa-Ginea Ġdida
  • Maltese: Papwa Gwinea l-Ġdida
  • Maltese: l-Istat Indipendenti ta’ Papua New Guinea
  • Manx: Papooey Guinea Noa
  • Maori: Papua Nūkini
  • Marathi: पापुआ न्यू गिनी
  • Min Dong Chinese: Papua New Guinea
  • Min Nan Chinese: Papua New Guinea
  • Min Nan Chinese: Papua Sin Guinea
  • Minangkabau: Papua Nugini
  • Mingrelian: პაპუა-ახალი გვინეა
  • Mirandese: Papua-Nuoba Guiné
  • Mongolian: Папуа Шинэ Гвиней
  • Moroccan Arabic: پاپوا غينيا الجديدة
  • Moroccan Arabic: پاپوا غينيا جديدة
  • Nauru: Papua New Guinea
  • Nauru: Papua Niu Gini
  • Navajo: Chooyééł Dineʼé Bikéyah
  • Nepali: पपुआ न्यू गाइनिया
  • Nepali: पपुवा न्यु गिनिया
  • Nepali: पपुवा न्युगिनी
  • Nepali: पपुवा न्हु गिनिया
  • Newari: पपुवा न्हु गिनिया
  • Nias: Papua Nugini
  • North Ndebele: Papua New Guinea
  • Northern Frisian: Papua-Nei-Guinea
  • Northern Sami: Papua-Ođđa-Guinea
  • Northern Sami: Papua Ođđa-Guinea iehčanas stáhta
  • Norwegian: Papua Ny-Guinea
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Den uavhengige staten Papua Ny-Guinea
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Papua Ny-Guinea
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Papua Ny-Guinea
  • Occitan (post 1500): Papoa-Nòva Guinèa
  • Occitan (post 1500): Papoa Nòva Guinèa
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Papua Nīw Guinea
  • Oriya: ପପୁଆ ନ୍ୟୁ ଗୁଏନିଆ
  • Oriya: ପାପୁଆ ନିଉ ଗିନି
  • Ossetian: Папуæ — Ног Гвиней
  • Pali: पपुवा न्यू गिनी
  • Pampanga: Papua New Guinea
  • Panjabi: ਪਾਪੂਆ ਨਿਊ ਗਿਨੀ
  • Papiamento: Papua Nueva Quinea
  • Persian: پاپوآ گینه نو
  • Persian: پاپوا گینهٔ نو
  • Persian: گوینیا ی جدید پاپوا
  • Piemontese: Papua Neuva Guinea
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Papua Nyuu Gini
  • Polish: Papua-Nowa Gwinea
  • Polish: Papua Nowa Gwinea
  • Portuguese: Papua-Nova Guiné
  • Pushto: نوې پاپوا ګینه
  • Quechua: Papwa Ñukini
  • Romanian: Papua Noua Guinee
  • Romansh: Papua Nova Guinea
  • Rundi: Papuwa Niyugineya
  • Russia Buriat: Папуа-Шэнэ Гвинея
  • Russia Buriat: Папуа Шэнэ Гвиней
  • Russian: Независимое Государство Папуа-Новая Гвинея
  • Russian: Независимое Государство Папуа - Новая Гвинея
  • Russian: Независимое Государство Папуа — Новая Гвинея
  • Russian: Папуа-Новая Гвинея
  • Russian: Папуа – Новая Гвинея
  • Russian: Папуа — Новая Гвинея
  • Russian: Попуа-Новая Гвинея
  • Russian: Попуа - Новая Гвинея
  • Sakizaya: Papua New Guinea
  • Sakizaya: Papua new guinea
  • Samoan: Papua
  • Samoan: Papua Niu Kini
  • Samogitian: Papua Naujuoji Gvinėjė
  • Samogitian: Papua Naujuojė Gvinėjė
  • Samogitian: Papua Naujuojė Gvėniejė
  • Sango: Papû Finî Ginëe, Papuazïi
  • Sango: Papû Finî Ginëe
  • Sanskrit: पपुवा न्यू गिनी
  • Santali: ᱯᱟᱞᱩᱣᱟ ᱱᱤᱣ ᱜᱤᱱᱤ
  • Sardinian: Pàpua Noa Guinea
  • Scots: Papua New Guinea
  • Scottish Gaelic: Gini Nuadh Phaputhach
  • Serbian: Papua Nova Gvineja
  • Serbian: Папуа Нова Гвинеја
  • Serbo-Croatian: Papua Nova Gvineja
  • Shan: မိူင်းပႃးပႂႃႇၼိဝ်းၵီးၼီး
  • Shona: Papua New Guinea
  • Sicilian: Papua Nova Guinea
  • Silesian: Papua-Nowo Gwinyjo
  • Sindhi: پاپوا نيو گني
  • Sinhala: පැපුවා නව ගිනියාව
  • Sinhala: පැපුවා නිව්ගිනියා
  • Sinhala: පැපුවා නිව් ගිනියාව
  • Skolt Sami: Papua-Ođđ-Guinea
  • Skolt Sami: Papua-Ođđ-Guinea jiõččnaž riikk
  • Skolt Sami: Papua-Ođđ-Guinea jiõččnaž valdia
  • Slovak: Papua-Nová Guinea
  • Slovak: Papua Nová Guinea
  • Slovenian: Papua Nova Gvineja
  • Slovenian: Papuanska Nova Gvineja
  • Somali: Papua New Guinea
  • South Azerbaijani: پاپوا یئنی قینه
  • Spanish: Estado Independiente de Papua Nueva Guinea
  • Spanish: Estado Independiente de Papúa Nueva Guinea
  • Spanish: Papua Nueva Guinea
  • Spanish: Papúa-Nueva Guinea
  • Spanish: Papúa Nueva Guinea
  • Sundanese: Papua Nugini
  • Swahili: Papua
  • Swahili: Papua Guinea Mpya
  • Swedish: Den oberoende staten Papua Nya Guinea
  • Swedish: Papua Nya Guinea
  • Swiss German: Papua-Neiginea
  • Tagalog: Papua Bagong Ginea
  • Tagalog: Papua New Guinea
  • Tahitian: Pāpua
  • Tajik: Папуа Гвинеяи Нав
  • Tajik: Попуо Гинеяи Нав
  • Tamil: பப்புவா நியூ கினி
  • Tamil: பாப்புவா நியூ கினி
  • Tatar: Папуа — Яңа Гвинея
  • Telugu: పాపువా న్యు గినియా
  • Telugu: పాపువా న్యూ గినియా
  • Telugu: ప్యాపువా న్యూ గినీ
  • Thai: ประเทศปาปัวนิวกินี
  • Thai: ปาปัวนิวกินี
  • Tibetan: པ་པུ་འ་ནིའུ་གི་ནེ།
  • Tibetan: པ་པུ་ཨ། ནིའུ། གྷི་ནི།
  • Tigrinya: ፓፑዋ ኒው ጊኒ
  • Tok Pisin: Papua Niugini
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Papuaniukini
  • Tosk Albanian: Papua-Neuguinea
  • Tunisian Arabic: پاپوا غينيا الجديدة
  • Turkish: Papua Yeni Gine
  • Turkmen: Papua-Täze Gwineýa
  • Udmurt: Папуа — Выль Гвинея
  • Uighur: پاپۇئا يېڭى گۋىنېيە
  • Ukrainian: Папуа-Нова Ґвінея
  • Ukrainian: Папуа Нова Гвінея
  • Upper Sorbian: Papua-Nowa Gineja
  • Upper Sorbian: Papua-Nowa Guinea
  • Upper Sorbian: Papuwa-Nowa Gineja
  • Urdu: پاپوآ نیو گنی
  • Urdu: پاپوا نیو گنی
  • Uzbek: Papua Yangi Gvineya
  • Venetian: Papua Nova Guinea
  • Veps: Papua — Uz' Gvinei
  • Vietnamese: Pa-pu-a Niu Ghi-nê
  • Vietnamese: Pa-pua Niu Ghi-nê (Papua New Guinea)
  • Vietnamese: Papua New Guinea
  • Vietnamese: Papua Tân Guinea
  • Volapük: Papuveän Nula-Gineyän
  • Võro: Paapua Vahtsõnõ Ginea
  • Waray (Philippines): Papua New Guinea
  • Welsh: Papua Gini Newydd
  • Welsh: Papua Guinea Newydd
  • Welsh: Papwa Gini Newydd
  • Western Frisian: Papoea Nij-Guinea
  • Western Frisian: Papoea Nij-Guineä
  • Western Mari: Папуа — У Гвиней
  • Western Panjabi: پاپوانیوگنی
  • Wolof: Papuwaasi-Gine-Gu-Bees
  • Wu Chinese: 巴布亞新幾內亞
  • Yakut: Папуа Саҥа Гуинея
  • Yiddish: פאפוא ניי גינע
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Paapu ti Giini
  • Yoruba: Papua Guinea Titun
  • Yue Chinese: 巴布亞新畿內亞
  • Zeeuws: Papoea Nieuw-Hunea
  • Zhuang: Papua New Guinea
  • Zulu: i-Papua New Guinea
  • Independen Stet bilong Papua Niugini
  • Papua Yancuīc Guinea
  • Papuwazii Kinee Kɩfalʊʊ
  • Папуа-Жаңы Гвинея
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