Papua New Guinea

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Official name:Independent State of Papua New Guinea
Capital:Port Moresby
Area:total: 462,840 sq km
land: 452,860 sq km
water: 9,980 sq km
Climate:tropical; northwest monsoon (December to March), southeast monsoon (May to October); slight seasonal temperature variation
Location:Southeastern Asia, 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
Geographic coordinates:6 00 S, 147 00 E
Comparative Area:slightly larger than California
Land boundaries:total: 820 km
border countries: Indonesia 820 km
Coastline:5,152 km
Terrain:mostly mountains with coastal lowlands and rolling foothills
Elevation extremes:lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mount Wilhelm 4,509 m

Map of Papua New Guinea

Map of Papua New Guinea

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