National Symbols of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a country in Australia/Oceania. It shares borders with the following countries: Indonesia, Australia, Solomon Islands, . The capital of Papua New Guinea is Port Moresby.

The official language is Hiri Motu and the Papua New Guinean kina is the currency of the Papua New Guinea. The domain is .pg and the country code is +675.

National day is celebrated on 16 Sep 1975. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Papua New Guinea is no exception.

In Papua New Guinea, Cricket is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Papua New Guinean people. Kava is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Papua New Guinea. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Papua New Guinean symbol.

The country was founded by Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare. and James Marape is the Prime Minister.

In Papua New Guinea the power plugs and sockets are of type I. The standard voltage is 240 V and the frequency is 60 Hz.

The Papua New Guinean national anthem was written by Tom Shacklady and composed by Tom Shacklady.

Country information

Former name(s) British New Guinea
Official name(s) The Independent State of Papua New Guinea
Alternative name(s) Independent State of Papua New Guinea (official, English)
Regional location Oceania, group of islands including the eastern half of the island of New Guinea between the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, east of Indonesia
Country name etymology The country was named in the 19th century the word "Papua" is derived from a Malay word describing the frizzy Melanesian hair, and "New Guinea" (Nueva Guinea) was the name coined by the Spanish explorer Yñigo Ortiz de Retez.
Climate Tropical; northwest monsoon (December to March), southeast monsoon (May to October); slight seasonal temperature variation
Terrain Mostly mountains with coastal lowlands and rolling foothills
Population 8,947,024
National Day 16 Sep 1975
Language(s) Hiri Motu
Religion Christianity Protestantism, Catholicism
Country code +675
Literacy rate 61.6%
Currency Papua New Guinean kina
Capital city Port Moresby
Domain(TLD) .pg
Ethnicity Papuan
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Papua New Guinean
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 462,840 km2 (178,700 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+10, +11 (AEST)
Average elevation 667 m (2,188 ft)
Coastline 5,152 Km
Mains electricity 240 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Papua New Guinea

Flag map of Papua New Guinea

Motto of Papua New Guinea

"Unity in Diversity"

National animal of Papua New Guinea

The National animal of Papua New Guinea is Dugong

National Animal of Papua New Guinea - Dugong

National flower of Papua New Guinea

The National flower of Papua New Guinea is Dendrobium Lasianthera Sepik Blue Type. Botanical name is Dendrobium Lasianthera.

National flower of Papua New Guinea - Dendrobium Lasianthera Sepik Blue Type

National bird of Papua New Guinea

The National bird of Papua New Guinea is Raggiana bird-of-paradise

National bird of Papua New Guinea - Raggiana bird-of-paradise

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