Papua New Guinea

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  • Area: 462,840 sq. km (178,703 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 6,791,317 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: 1.75% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 67.2 years (2016)
  • Languages: Tok Pisin (official), English (official) 2%, Hiri Motu (official) 2%, some 836 indigenous languages spoken
  • Religions: Roman Catholic 27%, Protestant 69.4% (Evangelical Lutheran 19.5%, United Church 11.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 10%, Pentecostal 8.6%, Evangelical Alliance 5.2%, Anglican 3.2%), Baha'i 0.3%, indigenous beliefs and other 3.3%
  • Formal name: Independent State of Papua New Guinea
  • Alternate names: Independen Stet bilong Papua Niugini, Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Papua Niugini
  • Government type: parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy; a Commonwealth realm
  • Leaders: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II; head of government: Prime Minister Peter Paire O'NEILL
  • Capital: Port Moresby
  • Administrative divisions: 20 provinces, 1 autonomous region, and 1 district
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $2,700 (2015 est.)
  • Exports: oil, gold, copper ore, logs, palm oil, coffee, cocoa, crayfish, prawns
  • Imports: machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, fuels, chemicals
  • Currency: kina (PGK)

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