Papua New Guinea


Country NameIndependent State of Papua New Guinea
Short NamePapua New Guinea
CapitalPort Moresby
Largest cityPort Moresby
Official languagesEnglish, Hiri Motu, PNG, Sign Language, Tok Pisin
National LanguagesTok Pisin
Religion95.5% Christianity —64.3% Protestantism —26.0% Catholicism

—5.2% Other Christian, 3.1% Unspecified, 1.4% Others/None

Demonym(s)Papua New Guinean
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
President Governor-General – Bob Dadae
Vice PresidentPrime Minister – James Marape
House SpeakerJob Pomat
Chief JusticeSir Gibbs Salika
Total Area462,840 km2 (178,700 sq mi)
Water (%)2
Total Land Area (%)453,583.2 km2
Population8,935,000  (2020 estimate)
GDP (PPP)$32.382 billion (2019 estimate)
GDP (Nominal)$21.543 billion (2019 estimate)
CurrencyPapua New Guinean kina (PGK)
Time zoneUTC+10, +11 (AEST)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Mains Electricity240 V – 50 Hz
Driving sideleft
Calling code+675
ISO 3166 codePG
Political PartiesAllegiance Party (ALG)

Christian Democratic Party (CDP)

Coalition for Reform Party (CFRP)

Grassroot United Front Party (GRUF)

Independence Day16 September 1975
Tallest BuildingNoble Center

Grand Papua Hotel

Star Mountain Plaza

Raintree Hotel & Suites

Richest PersonsPeter O’Neill

Mekere Morauta

Julius Chan

Michael Somare












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