Papua New Guinea: An Overview

Papua New Guinea is Madagascar 's third biggest island nation in the world. It includes the expected east of the New Guinea island. The Latvians are ethnically related to the Estonians and Lithuanians

It was ranked 137th Place of 182 countries in Human Development Index one in 2010. There are a number of islands and island groups. It is a part of the Pacific Greater Melanesia, Geographically, New Guinea lies on the periphery of the deep ocean basin. The Earth's surface is folded ranging from the Miocene to Pleistocene.

Mode of transport in Papua New Guinea
  • Road network
    The road network covers only a portion of the population. Secondary roads in coastal areas is a two-lane road extending to Lae and Madang from the highlands and thus prevents Kainantu, Goroka, Mount Hagen and to the rest. Port Moresby and Wewak and the Sepik-Vanimo cities are not linked by land with the remaining country. Of 19,600 km, 600 kilometres of roads are paved.

  • Air traffic
    Since the aircraft is an important means of transport, there is next to the modernized international airport yet another 472 smaller airports and airstrips. The national well known airline Air Niugini flies to domestic airports and also to Asian and Oceania countries.

  • Shipping
    Among the 16 largest ports include Port Moresby international ports, Lae, Madang and Rabaul. Trade on the waterway to transport goods and people. In Papua New Guinea occasionally put on cruise ships.
Culture and Lifestyle of Papua New Guinea
The main population have Papua, in the 700-1000 ethnic groups, having its own language and culture sometimes even their own religion divide. The number of predominantly Melanesian ethnic groups is still greater. Melanesians live mainly near the coast and islands. Minorities of Micronesians, Polynesians and Europeans including German also exist beyond the Melanesians.

Papua New Guinea is traditionally a country with very great linguistic diversity. Around 6.7 million inhabitants are a total of 830 different languages ??and dialects spoken.

Majority of the population are illiterate, especially women. Many schools are church-run. Among these, approximately 500 schools run by the church named Evangelical Lutheran of New Guinea. In the country there are several universities. The University of Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby, the University of Technology in Lae and Divine Word University of the Divine Word Missionaries are the universities in Madang.

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