Independent State of Papua New Guinea
Independen Stet bilong Papua Niugini
|Motto: "Unity in diversity"|
|Anthem: O Arise, All You Sons |
and largest city
|Demonym(s)||Papua New Guinean|
|Government||Unitary parliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy|
• from Australia
|16 September 1975|
|462,840 km2 (178,700 sq mi) (56th)|
• Water (%)
• 2011 Census preliminary results estimate
• 2000 census
|15/km2 (38.8/sq mi) (201st)|
|GDP (PPP)||2011 estimate|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2011 estimate|
• Per capita
|HDI (2011)|| 0.466|
low · 153rd
|Currency||Papua New Guinean kina (PGK)|
|Time zone||UTC+10 (AEST)|
• Summer (DST)
|UTC+10 (not observed)|
|(as of 2005)|
|ISO 3166 code||PG|
Papua New Guinea is an island country located on the Pacific Ocean. It is the east half of New Guinea island, plus some nearby islands. The capital city of Papua New Guinea is Port Moresby. The population of Papua New Guinea are mostly the Indigenous peoples of the island.
Divisions[change | change source]
Administrative divisions[change | change source]
Papua New Guinea is divided into four regions. These regions are important for government, commercial, sporting and other activities.
The nation has 20 province-level divisions: eighteen, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and the National Capital District. Each province is divided into one or more districts. The districts are divided into one or more Local Level Government areas.
The province-level divisions are as follows:
Parliament has approved two additional provinces by 2012: Hela Province, which will be part of the current Southern Highlands Province, and Jiwaka Province, which will be formed by dividing Western Highlands Province.
References[change | change source]
- Somare, Michael (6 December 2004). "Stable Government, Investment Initiatives, and Economic Growth". Keynote address to the 8th Papua New Guinea Mining and Petroleum Conference. Archived from the original on 2006-06-28. Retrieved 9 August 2007.
- "Never more to rise". The National (February 6, 2006). Archived from the original on 13 July 2007. Retrieved 19 January 2005.
- "Papua New Guinea". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. 2012. Archived from the original on 16 May 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
- Population a concern Archived 2013-06-28 at Archive.today postcourier.com.pg (25 June 2013)
- "Papua New Guinea". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
- "Post-Courier, "Jiwaka, Hela set to go!" July 15, 2009". Postcourier.com.pg. 2009-07-15. Archived from the original on 2013-06-04. Retrieved 2010-06-27.
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