Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, just north of Australia, and many outlying islands. The Indonesian province of West Papua (Irian Jaya) is to the west. To the north and east are the islands of Manus, New Britain, New Ireland, and Bougainville, all part of Papua New Guinea. About one-tenth larger than California, its mountainous interior has only recently been explored. Two major rivers, the Sepik and the Fly, are navigable for shallow-draft vessels.

What's happening in Papua New Guinea

  • Lae () is the capital of Morobe Province and is the second-largest city in Papua New Guinea It is located near the delta of the Markham River and at the start of the Highlands Highway, which is the main land transport corridor between the Highlands Region and the coast Lae is the largest cargo port of the country and is the industrial hub of Papua New Guinea

  • Goroka is the capital of the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea It is a town of approximately 19,000 people (2000), 1,600 meters (5,200 feet) above sea level It has an airport (in the centre of town) and is on the "Highlands Highway", about 285 km from Lae in Morobe province and 90 km from the nearby town of Kainantu also in the Eastern Highlands

  • Bulolo is a town in Wau-Bulolo Urban LLG, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea It was once an important gold dredging centre in the former Territory of New Guinea, situated on the Bulolo River, a tributary of the Markham River, about 32 km (20 mi) north-west of Wau The town is served by Bulolo Airport

  • Buka can refer to: Buka, Papua New Guinea, the capital of Autonomous Region of Bougainville Buka Rural LLG in Papua New Guinea Buka, Pomeranian Voivodeship (north Poland) Buka, Uzbekistan (Buká), a town in the Tashkent Province of Uzbekistan Buka Island, the second largest island in the Papua New Guinean province of Bougainville Buka (music), the opening of a gamelan composition Buka cloak, a Noongar Southwest Australian indigenous word describing, usually, a kangaroo-skin cloak worn draped over one shoulder

  • Boroko is a suburb of Port Moresby, the capital city of Papua New Guinea It includes a residential area and a sports and recreation precinct, and was once a significant commercial centre but the business area is now in decline

  • Alotau is the capital of Milne Bay Province, in the south-east of Papua New Guinea It is located on the northern shore of Milne Bay The town is located within Alotau Urban LLG

  • Wewak is the capital of the East Sepik province of Papua New Guinea It is located on the northern coast of the island of New Guinea It is the largest town between Madang and Jayapura

  • Waigani is a suburb of Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea It includes the Parliament Building of Papua New Guinea the National and Supreme Court, the University of Papua New Guinea, Morauta House, the PNG National Museum, the National Library British, Australian and New Zealand High Commissions and Japanese Embassy

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