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Papua New Guinean
Roman Catholic (25.4%)
Other Christian (13.8%)
Port Moresby (410,954)
Bodies of Water:
Pacific Ocean (North and East)
Coral Sea (South)
462,840 km2 (97.9% land, 2.1% water)
Mount Wilhelm (4,509 m)
Constitutional parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm
Heads of State:
Queen Elizabeth II (United Kingdom)
Head of Government:
Prime Minister James Marape
1 Autonomous region
16 September 1975 (from Australia)
Bird of Paradise
O Arise All You Sons
GDP Per Capita
$1 (USD) = K (Kina)3.25
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Approximately 836 indigenous languages exist in Papua New Guinea, representing about 12% of the world’s total.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/pp.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/PP (Ethnic and religious data)
http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/papua-new-guinea-population/ (National population data)
https://www.nso.gov.pg/index.php/population-and-social/other-indicators (Port Moresby population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 26 November 2016
1The low percentages for ethnic groups in Papua New Guinea is due to the high variance of ethnicities found within its borders. However, the majority of its population has Melanesian, Papuan, Negrito, Micronesian, and Polynesian roots.
2Papuan consists of detribalized and neo-Melanesian.