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Performers in a 'Sing Sing' (a tribal dance event) in Papua New Guinea
Performers in a 'Sing Sing' (a tribal dance event) in Papua New Guinea

Sing Sing

Performers in a 'Sing Sing' (a tribal dance event) in Papua New Guinea
Photo by Bob Brewer

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Oceania

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Oceania

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Capital: Port Moresby

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

Government: Independent State of Papua New Guinea

Currency: kina (PGK)

Area: 462,840 sq km

Population: 7,399,757 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Tok Pisin (official), English (official), Hiri Motu (official), some 839 indigenous languages spoken (about 12% of the world's total); many languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers

Religion: Protestant 64.3% (Evangelical Lutheran 18.4%, Seventh Day Adventist 12.9%, Pentecostal 10.4%, United Church 10.3%, Evangelical Alliance 5.9%, Anglican 3.2%, Baptist 2.8%, Salvation Army .4%), Roman Catholic 26%, other Christian 5.3%, non-Christian 1.4%, unspecified 3.1% (2011 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+10

Tel Code: +675

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