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Papua New Guinea Introduction

Papua New Guinea is an independent country located in the Pacific Ocean, north of Australia. It was formerly the Australian Territory of Papua and New Guinea.

It became self-governing in 1973 and independent in 1975. It occupies the eastern half of New Guinea, the second largest island in the world. The western half of the island is Irian Jaya, a province of Indonesia.

Papua New Guinea also includes the Bismarck Archipelago, the northern part of the Solomon Islands, the Trobriand and D'Entrecasteaux islands, and the Louisiade Archipelago.

Papua New Guinea lies about 160 kilometres across Torres Strait from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia.

A Short Background

The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the UK (south) in 1885.

The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I and continued to administer the combined areas until independence in 1975.

A nine-year secessionist revolt on the island of Bougainville ended in 1997, after claiming some 20,000 lives.

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Topography of Papua New Guinea - Read more about the geography and topography of Papua New Guinea

History of Papua New Guinea - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Papua New Guinea

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Government and Politics in Papua New Guinea - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Papua New Guinea.

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Military of Papua New Guinea - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Papua New Guinea

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