Where is Papua New Guinea?

Papua New Guinea is located in the Australia and Oceania region at latitude -6.314993 and longitude 143.95555 and is part of the Oceania continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 6Β° 18' 53.97'' S
  • 143Β° 57' 19.98'' E

You can see the location of Papua New Guinea on the world map below:

Papua New Guinea location on the map pointed out by a flag pin.

Papua New Guinea Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Papua New Guinea (PG) are:

  1. Indonesia (ID)

Maritime Borders

Papua New Guinea borders with the Pacific Ocean.

Papua New Guinea Related Content

Papua New Guinea Key Facts

CountryPapua New Guinea
CoordinatesLatitude: -6.314993
Longitude: 143.95555
Country CodesAlpha 2: PG
Alpha 3: PNG
Country Flag EmojiπŸ‡΅πŸ‡¬
Int. Phone Prefix+675
Capital cityPort Moresby
Australia and Oceania
Country Area462,840 sq km
Population 20219,119,005
World Rank: 97
Median Age21.8
Life expectancy65.4
Major languagesTok 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
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 2
  • UTC+10:00 β€” most of the country
  • UTC+11:00 β€” Autonomous Region of Bougainville (Bougainville Standard Time)
Internet TLD.pg
Biggest AirportPort Moresby Jacksons International Airport (POM)
Average temperature25.25 Β°C
77.45 Β°F
Administrative Divisions1 district 20 provinces 1 autonomous region
Political systemParliamentary democracy

Papua New Guinea Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLower middle income
World Bank RegionEast Asia & Pacific
CurrencyKina (PGK)
GDP in 2020$24.7 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 104
GDP per capita in 2020$2,757
World Rank: 137
Major Industries / Economic SectorsAgriculture, manufacturing, energy, services
Top 5 Import CountriesAustralia, China, United States, Singapore, New Zealand
Top 5 Export CountriesAustralia, China, United States, Japan, South Korea

Biggest Cities in Papua New Guinea

Here are the largest cities in Papua New Guinea based on 2021 data:

City Population
Port Moresby 317,374
Lae 100,677
Madang 62,023
Arawa 40,266
Mount Hagen 29,765
Popondetta 28,198
Mendi 26,252
Wewak 25,143
Goroka 21,507
Kavieng 19,849

Map of Papua New Guinea with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Australia and Oceania Region

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  • Papua New Guinea Flag Pin on Map: Β© hyotographics/Shutterstock