Travel Information for Papua New Guinea
Time zone:GMT +10 (Papua New Guinea standard time)
Daylight savings:None
Main languages:English, Tok Pisin, Motu
Currency: kina (PGK)

1 = K3.61, $1 = K3.23, £1 = K0.00

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.pgInternational Dialling Code:    675

For help planning your trip to Papua New Guinea including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Papua New Guinea trip planning page.

Further information on Papua New Guinea

Discover more about Papua New Guinea - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of papua_new_guinea

Total area: 462,840 sq km (9,980 sq km under water)

Coastline: 5,152 km (Coral Sea, Pacific Ocean)

Neighbours (border lengths): Indonesia (820km)

Highest mountain: Mount Wilhelm (4,509m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Papua New Guinea from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldPartly Free -
Democracy IndexFlawed democracy 75/167
Economic FreedomMostly Unfree 137/179
Press FreedomNoticeable problems 55/179
ILGA LGBT rightsNo rights -
Corruption PerceptionsHigh corruption 145/174
Overall Ranking:    126/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Independent State of Papua New Guinea (PNG)     Status: Independent Country

Population: 6,552,730 (rank: 104/196)     Density: 14.1 people/sq km (rank: 175/196)

Ethnic groups: Melanesian, Papuan, Negrito, Micronesian, Polynesian

Religions: Roman Catholic 27%, Evangelical Lutheran 19.5%, United Church 11.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 10%, Pentecostal 8.6%, Evangelical Alliance 5.2%, Anglican 3.2%, Baptist 2.5%, other Protestant 8.9%, Bahai 0.3%, indigenous beliefs and other 3.3% (2000 census)

GDP (PPP): $19.96 billion       GDP per capita: $2,900 (rank: 148/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.