Introduction

Summary

Situated north of Australia. Member of the Commonwealth.

Cities

Capital: Port Moresby

Principal Ports

Lae, Madang, Port Moresby, Rabaul

Population

8.45 million

International Country Code

PG

Language(s)

English, Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu. English spoken by 1–2%, Motu spoken in Papua region.

Note:

860 indigenous languages spoken (over one-tenth of the world’s total).

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

240V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 675

Time

10 hours ahead of GMT.

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