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Last update : 17 February 2019


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Capital : Port Moresby
Language : Hiri Motu, Tok Pisin, Papua New Guinean Sign Language, English
Currency : Papua New Guinean kina 
Population : 8 151 300
Area : 462 840 km2

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Papua New Guinea facts

1. Independence from Australia was obtained on September 16, 1975.
2. The population density is 13 people / km².
3. The country is 1.5 times larger than Poland.
4. The main religion is Protestantism: 67%.
5. The longest river is Sepik, 1 126 km.
6. Full name of the country – Independent State of Papua New Guinea.
7. Motto of the country: “Unity in diversity”.
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9. The highest peak is Mount Wilhelm, 4509 m above sea level.
10. Head of the state – Queen Elizabeth II.
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11. Unofficial national sport is rugby.

12. Papua New Guinea is one of the most heterogeneous (multi-national) country in the world.

13. It is also the least researched country.

14. There are over 850 native languages.

Autor: MR

15. The Korowai tribe builds houses on trees at a height of up to 40 meters above the ground.

16. The tribe also until recently practiced ritual cannibalism.

Autor: Marcela

17. The minimum wage is 3.2 kina per hour (data from 2014).

18. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 2.6% .

Autor: Daria

19. In Papua New-Guinea, an average person consumes about 3 liters of pure alcohol per year.

20. The most beer is beer – 51%, then spirit – 48%, and wine – 1%.

Autor: AlkoWorld

21. The average IQ level is 83.

22. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

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23. In this country there are 35.8% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 2,893,965 people).

Autor: Reebeka

24. The national animal is dugong.

Autor: Kos

25. Built-up speed allowed 60 km / h.

26. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed is 75 km / h.

27. 56% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

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28. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

29. In 2013, 248 people lost their lives as a result of road accidents.

30. In this country, more than 94,300 motor vehicles are registered (12 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Autor: AutoMania

31. 65% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Autor: Durga

32. In this country there are over 9 349 km of paved roads (0.01% of all roads in the world).

33. In this country there are 561 airports, 21 of the paved surface.

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34. In this country over 625 000 (2015) 906 695 (2018) people have access to the internet ( around 11% of the population).

35. Around 350,000 (2015) 380,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

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36. The national top-level domain is .pg . There are over 1 810 websites with such an extension.

37. The most popular pages with the extension .pg are: postcourier.com.pg, thenational.com.pg and online.net.pg.

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38. This country has 2018 over a year $1,688,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.031% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

Autor: Vinamra

39. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $20,328,000,000 ,
      – 2018 is $21,090,000,000 .

40. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 38.8% GDP, or around: $7,877,264,000 ,
      – 2018 year was 33.5% GDP, or around: $7,065 150,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $874.

41. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 year was around: $26 510 000 000 .

Autor: Komornik

42. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 56 cigarettes a month.

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43. The lowest temperature: -3 °C was measured in Yumbis.

44. The highest temperature: 38.7 °C was measured in Lae.

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45. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

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46. The average life expectancy in this country is 61.5 years (women – 63.7 years and men – 59.5 years).

Autor: Wilga

47. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 21.

48. 10 women give birth to 32 children on average

Autor: Nadia

49. The average age people living in this country is 22.6 years old.

50. The country is around:
2,785,000 people (34.45%) in the age range 0-14 years.
4,971,000 individuals (61.5%) in the 15-64 age range.
327 400 people (4.05%) over 65 years old.

51. In this country, about 197,000 children are born each year (2.4% of the population), and about 52.800 people die (0.7% of the population).

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52. In Papua New-Guinea there are 11900 km2 of agricultural land (3% of the country).

53. 12 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

54. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 56 days.

55. The work week is 44 hours.

56. 13% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

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57. 291588 km2 of the country is covered by forests (64.4%)

58. Wabag is the highest located city in the country.

59. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1964.

Autor: Statyk

60. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 42%, and for companies 30% (2018).

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61. The tax on goods and services is 10% (2018).

62. The level of inflation in 2018 is 4.5%.

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63. Papua New-Guinea has 2,000 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Autor: Vinamra

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What is the highest peak in Papua New Guinea?
The highest peak in Papua New Guinea is Mount Wilhelm (4509 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Papua New Guinea?
The largest river in Papua New-Guinea is Sepik, 1,126 km.

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What is the largest lake in Papua New Guinea?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Papua New-Guinea has national colors?
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What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
The national animal is dugong.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
The national sport is rugby.

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Which countries borders Papua New Guinea?
Papua New-Guinea borders on countries such as Indonesia: 820 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 22.6 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 3.2 cinemas per hour (data from 2014).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Papua New Guinea?
The population density is 18 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country: “Unity in diversity”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 38.7 ° C was measured in Lae.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -3 ° C was measured in Yumbis.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta