PAPUA-NEW-GUINEA

Information about travelling to Papua-New-Guinea

Papua-New-Guinea is located in 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

Facts about Papua-New-Guinea
Population5,931,769 (July 2008 est.
CapitalPort Moresby
Time zoneUTC+10 (15 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
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

General info about Papua-New-Guinea
The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the UK (south) in 1885. The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I and continued to administer the combined areas until independence in 1975. A nine-year secessionist revolt on the island of Bougainville ended in 1997 after claiming some 20,000 lives.
Disease threats
degree of risk: very high food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and ty
Languages spoken
Melanesian Pidgin serves as the lingua franca, English spoken by 1%-2%, Motu spoken in Papua region note: 820 indigenous languages spoken (over one-tenth of the world's total)
What about drugs?
major consumer of cannabis
Ethnic division
Melanesian, Papuan, Negrito, Micronesian, Polynesian
HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
0.6% (2003 est.)
Climate
tropical; northwest monsoon (December to March), southeast monsoon (May to October); slight seasonal temperature variation
Resources
gold, copper, silver, natural gas, timber, oil, fisheries
Economy
Papua New Guinea is richly endowed with natural resources, but exploitation has been hampered by rugged terrain and the high cost of developing infrastructure. Agriculture provides a subsistence livelihood for 85% of the population. Mineral deposits, including copper, gold, and oil, account for nearly two-thirds of export earnings. The government of Prime Minister SOMARE has expended much of its energy remaining in power. He was the first prime minister ever to serve a full five-year term. The government also brought stability to the national budget, largely through expenditure control; however, it relaxed spending constraints in 2006 and 2007 as elections approached. Numerous challenges still face the government including regaining investor confidence, restoring integrity to state institutions, promoting economic efficiency by privatizing moribund state institutions, and balancing relations with Australia, its former colonial ruler. Other socio-cultural challenges could upend the economy including a worsening HIV/AIDS epidemic and chronic law and order and land tenure issues. Australia supplied more than $300 million in aid in FY07/08, which accounts for nearly 20% of the national budget.
Environment
rain forest subject to deforestation as a result of growing commercial demand for tropical timber; pollution from mining projects; severe drought

Cities in Papua-New-Guinea



Airports in Papua-New-Guinea
AtkambaABP
AbauABW
AndakombeADC
AsekiAEK
AforeAFR
AngoramAGG
KaguaAGK
WanigelaAGL
AiomeAIE
AiambakAIH
AnguganakAKG
AmaAMF
AmboinAMG
AmanabAMU
AroaAOA
AnnanbergAOB
AronaAON
AsapaAPP
NamatanaiATN
AirstripATP
Metropolitan AreaATP
AmbuntiAUJ
AumoAUV
AwarAWR
AiyuraAYU
BaliBAJ
BambuBCP
BereinaBEA
BiminBIZ
BodinumuBNM
BundiBNT
BoanaBNV
BanzBNZ
BokuBOQ
BosetBOT
BoridiBPB
BapiBPD
BiaruBRP
BukaBUA
BuloloBUL
BewaniBWP
ChimbuCMU
DaupDAF
DaruDAU
DerimDER
DiosDOS
DumpuDPU
EfogiEFG
PopondettaEIA
EmoEMO
EmbessaEMS
EraveERE
FinschhafenFIN
FeraminFRQ
FullebornFUB
GusapGAP
GarainaGAR
GuasopaGAZ
GewoiaGEW
GorokaGKA
GoraGOC
GuriasoGUE
GuariGUG
GurneyGUR
MouguluGUV
Green RiverGVI
HatzfeldthavenHAZ
HabiHBD
KagamugaHGU
HoskinsHKN
HoninabiHNN
KomakoHOC
IauraIAU
IndagenIDN
IhuIHU
ImondaIMD
IokeaIOK
IomaIOP
JosephstaalJOP
KarKAK
KabwumKBM
KomaioKCJ
KorobaKDE
KandepKDP
KamberatoroKDQ
KandrianKDR
KeglsuglKEG
KanabeaKEX
KagiKGW
KaiapitKIA
AropaKIE
KibuliKII
KiraKIQ
KikinondaKIZ
KokodaKKD
KeremaKMA
KoinambeKMB
KarimuiKMR
KelanoaKNL
KapalKPL
KompiamKPM
KolKQL
KikoriKRI
KerauKRU
KasanombeKSB
KosipeKSP
KupianoKUP
KuriKUQ
KaviengKVG
KaintibaKZF
NadzabLAE
LaiagamLGM
LamassaLMG
LumiLMI
Lake MurrayLMY
LengbatiLNC
LoaniLNQ
LosuiaLSA
LeitreLTF
LowaiLWI
MadangMAG
MamaiMAP
MasaMBV
MendiMDU
MargarimaMGG
MangaMGP
MoreheadMHY
MalekolonMKN
MalalauaMLQ
MapuaMPU
MalamMQO
ManetaiMVI
MarawakaMWG
MoroMXH
MindikMXK
MenyamyaMYX
MinjMZN
NambaiyufaNBA
NamudiNDI
NingerumNGR
NomaneNMN
NaoroNOO
NipaNPG
MorobeOBM
OboOBX
OgeranangOGE
OlsobipOLQ
OmkalaiOML
OnongeONB
BalimoOPU
OssimaOSG
PindiuPDI
PangoaPGB
PangiaPGN
PimagaPMP
GiruaPNP
Jackson FieldPOM
PuasPUA
PureniPUI
RakandaRAA
Tokua AirportRAB
ArawaRAW
PorgeraRGE
RumginaeRMN
SalamoSAM
SuabiSBE
SaidorSDI
SafiaSFU
SingauaSGB
SilaSIL
SimbaiSIM
SissanoSIZ
SukiSKC
SiweaSWE
SatwagSWG
SialumSXA
SehuleaSXH
SaurenSXW
TadjiTAJ
TabibugaTBA
TimbunkeTBE
TaraboTBQ
Torembi AirportTCJ
Tinboli AirportTCK
TeptepTEP
TifalminTFB
TufiTFI
TelefominTFM
TagulaTGL
TingwonTIG
TariTIZ
TekaduTKB
TalaseaTLW
TorokinaTOK
TonuTON
TapiniTPI
TarakbitsTRJ
Tsili TsiliTSI
TaskulTSK
TautaTUT
BuinUBI
NukuUKU
SuleULE
UmbaUMC
KiungaUNG
UpiaraUPR
UsinoUSO
ManumuUUU
UvolUVO
VanimoVAI
ViviganiVIV
BaimuruVMU
WabagWAB
WapenamandaWBM
WedauWED
WeamWEP
WakunaiWKN
WanumaWNU
WonenaraWOA
WipimWPM
WasuaWSA
WasuWSU
WoitapeWTP
WantoatWTT
WauWUG
WasumWUM
BoramWWK
BiniguniXBN
ZenagZEN


Beer in Papua-New-Guinea (0.33l)
Goroka~ 0.4 EUR
Port Moresby~ 0.9 EUR

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