Papua New Guinea

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Map of Papua New Guinea
  • Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952)
  • Governor-General: Michael Ogio (2011)
  • Prime Minister: Peter Paire O'Neill (2012)
  • Land area: 174,849 sq mi (452,860 sq km); total area: 178,703 sq mi (462,840 sq km)
  • Population (2014 est.): 6,552,730 (growth rate: 1.84%); birth rate: 24.89/1000; infant mortality rate: 39.67/1000; life expectancy: 66.85
  • Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Port Moresby, 343,000
  • Monetary unit: Kina
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