Travel to Papua New Guinea:
Papua New Guinea tourist information with details about travel to and around the country.
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The capital of Papua New Guinea is Port Moresby.
a Map of Papua New Guinea.
The flag of Papua New Guinea is divided diagonally from the upper
hoist-side corner. The upper triangle is red with a soaring yellow bird of paradise
centered; the lower triangle is black with five, white, five-pointed stars of the Southern
Cross constellation centered.
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.
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.
Bougainville; Central; Chimbu; Eastern Highlands; East New Britain;
East Sepik; Enga; Gulf; Madang; Manus; Milne Bay; Morobe; National Capital; New Ireland;
Northern; Sandaun; Southern Highlands; Western; Western Highlands; West New Britain.
16 September 1975 (from the Australian-administered UN trusteeship).
Independence Day: 16th September.
Islands of Love:
We knew from our lecture on board Oceanic Princess that the Trobriand Islands possessed
the fabled reputation as the 'Islands of Love', but what was taking place on the pearl
white sands as we approached struck us as something much more forthright!
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