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Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania, occupying the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and numerous offshore islands (the western portion of the island is occupied by the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Irian Jaya). It is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, in a region defined since the early 19th century as Melanesia. Its capital, and one of its few major cities, is Port Moresby. It is one of the most diverse countries on Earth, with over 850 indigenous languages and at least as many traditional societies, out of a population of just under 6 million. It is also one of the most rural, with only 18 per cent of its people living in urban centres. The country is also one of the world's least explored, culturally and geographically, and many undiscovered species of plants and animals are thought to exist in the interior of Papua New Guinea.

  • Capital: Port Moresby
  • Currency: Kina
  • Religions: Roman Catholicism
  • Languages: English, Hiri Motu

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Frontier - member since 2000

Frontier - member since 2000

Dive, Teach, Trek, Explore.Imagine spending your gap year diving in beautiful coral seas, tracking exotic game through lush jungles, or teaching English to groups of eager children. Best of all, you'll gain the qualifications that could make the difference to you getting that prestigious university spot or lucrative job...
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