• The Independent State of Papua New Guinea
  • Capital: Port Moresby

Facts

  • Population: 8 million
  • Languages: English, Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu
  • Religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs
  • Life expectancy: 63 years (men), 68 years (women)
  • Currency: kina

Geography

  • Area: 462,840 sq km (178,704 sq miles)

Tourism

Overlanding

  • The only land border crossing is between Vanimo, PNG and Jayapura in Papua Province, Indonesia.
    • There doesn’t seem to be a container port
  • The country has only a few roads โ€“ the Highlands (Okuk), Ramu, and Sepik highways.
  • Traffic drives on the left
  • In case of accidents, always drive immediately to the closest police station.

Notes

  • People are known to be very friendly
  • Food is nothing to write home about

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