Papua New Guinea Travel Information

  • Time Difference: UTC+10 (15 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time) Administrative divisions:
  • Capital City: Port Moresby
  • Airports: 21
  • Travel Climate: Papua New Guinea lies wholly within the Tropics, and its climate is monsoonal. The "wet" northwest monsoon season extends...
  • Area Comparative: slightly larger than California
  • Travel Currency: kina (PGK)
  • Language Spoken: In Papua New Guinea, languages fall within two basic language stocks: Melanesian and Papuan. English is the official language and...
  • Languages: Melanesian Pidgin serves as the lingua franca, English spoken by 1%-2%, Motu spoken in Papua region
  • Ethnic Groups: Melanesian, Papuan, Negrito, Micronesian, Polynesian
  • National Holiday: Independence Day, 16 September (1975)
  • Inflation Rate: 6.8%
  • Geographic Coordinates: 6 00 S, 147 00 E
  • Location: Oceania, group of islands including the eastern half of the island of New Guinea between the Coral Sea and the...
  • Terrain: mostly mountains with coastal lowlands and rolling foothills

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