Capital: Port Moresby

Population: 7,753,545 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Papua New Guinean Kina (PGK)

Official Languages: Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu, English

Unofficial Languages: Various indigenous languages

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Papuan, Melanesian, Micronesian, Polynesian

Largest Cities: Port Moresby, Lae, Arawa, Mt Hagen

Main Sport: Rugby, Football, Cricket, Volleyball

Political System: Constitutional Parliamentary Democracy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter (March 26-28)

Queen’s Birthday (June 13)

National Remembrance Day (July 23)

National Repentance Day (August 26)

Independence Day (September 16)

Christmas Day (December 25)

Boxing Day (December 26)

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