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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea
  • Capital

    Capital

    Port Moresby

  • Local time

    Local time

    3:13

  • Population

    Population

    8.06 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +675

  • Currency

    Currency

    K PGK (kina)

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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Port Moresby

  • Local time

    Local time

    3:13

  • Population

    Population

    8.06 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +675

  • Currency

    Currency

    K PGK (kina)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 274

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.36 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    3 142mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    462 840 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    3%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    74%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    2%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    2.06 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Melanesian
    Papuan
    Negrito

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 22 %
    Lutheran - 16 %
    Presbyterian/Methodist/London Missionary Society - 8 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    57.3%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Tok Pisin
    English
    Hiri Motu

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    1 900

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    3.1 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    15.3%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    122%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    432 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.9%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    copra crushing, palm oil processing, plywood production, wood chip production, mining, silver, crude oil production, petroleum refining, construction

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    coffee, cocoa, copra, palm kernels, tea, sugar, rubber, sweet potatoes, fruit

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    gold, copper, silver, natural gas, timber, oil, fisheries

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    gold, copper, silver, natural gas, timber, oil, fisheries

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    50%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    6 318kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    109 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    8

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What not to do when visiting Papua New Guinea

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands when greeting. Some people tend to take the other person’s hand and hold it against their chest as a sign of friendship and respect. Friends may hug.

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Business & Communication

Don’t be surprised by hearing multiple languages across the country - English, Creole and Hiri Motu are the main ones.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t wander alone after dark, especially if you’re a woman.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Papua New Guinea was still using sea shells as it was currency when Hitler came to power.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t necessarily travel to areas near the Panguna mine - they have been designated as ”no go zones” by the Autonomous Government of Bougainville.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget the rainy season usually runs from December to March in the northwest, and May to October in the southeast.

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Don’t forget same-sex sexual relations are criminalised in Papua New Guinea.

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