What is Papua New Guinea like?
Map of Papua New Guinea
|Government Type||parliamentary democracy (National Parliament) under a constitutional monarchy; a Commonwealth realm|
178,703 Square Miles
462,840 Square Kilometers
|Location||Oceania, group of islands including the eastern half of the island of New Guinea between the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, east of Indonesia|
|Language||Melanesian Pidgin serves as the lingua franca, English spoken by 1%-2%, Motu spoken in Papua region|
|GDP - real growth rate||16%|