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About Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea, officially known as the Independent State of Papua New Guinea is a country in the Melanesia region of the Pacific Ocean. The country is part of a large island which it shares with Indonesia. The country was previously colonized by both Germany and Britain.

The country has rich natural resources including minerals, forests, and agriculture.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionPacific Region
Capital CityPort Moresby
Government TypeUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Official LanguagesEnglish, Hiri Motu, PNG, Sign Language, Tok Pisin
CurrencyPapua New Guinean kina, PGK
Phone Code +675
Important CitiesAdumo, Agaun, Aiambak, Aitape, Alekano, Alexishafen, Alotau, Ambunti, Angoram, Arawa, Asaro, Awaba, Baimuru, Baiyer, Balimo, Banz, Benabena, Benna, Bensbach, Bereina, Boana, Bogia, Boridi
National DayIndependence Day (Sep-16)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking120
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Timber and fish,Industry
Major ExportsMineral fuels, mineral oils, Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, Ores, slag and ash, Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Nickel and articles thereof, Animal or vegetable fats and oils , Fish and crustaceans, molluscs, Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Cocoa and cocoa preparations, Aircraft, spacecraft,
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical products, Articles of iron or steel, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Footwear, gaiters , Plastics and articles thereof, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, Electrical machinery and equipment , Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, Other made-up textile articles, sets, worn clothing, Rubber and articles thereof, Aluminium and articles thereof
Major ImportsMachinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Electrical machinery and equipment , Articles of iron or steel, Cereals, Miscellaneous edible preparations, Plastics and articles thereof, Meat and edible meat offal, Rubber and articles thereof
Major Imports from IndiaWood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Animal or vegetable fats and oils , Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, Electrical machinery and equipment , Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Iron and steel, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Plastics and articles thereof, Articles of iron or steel
Foreign Relations
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Trade Agreements with IndiaPapua New Guinea-India trade reached US$239 Million. India has been educating many PNG officers/students and many Indians live in Papua New Guinea serving in sectors such as IT, Education, Teaching, Government and Trade. In 2017, PNG and India set to enter an Economic Partnership Agreement with a focus on investments and infrastructure projects in Papua New Guinea to facilitate more trade with India.
Bordering NationsIndonesia, Australia, Solomon Islands
Member of(Commonwealth of Nations), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy Details for Papua New GuineaH.E. Sushil Kumar Singhal
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of India
Lot 30, Section 7, Lawes Road, Granville [Post Box 86, Waigani] Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
Email: hoc.pmoresby@mea.gov.in
Phone: 675-321 0528 & 675-321 4291
Website: https://www.hcipom.gov.in/
Embassy Details of Papua New Guinea in IndiaH.E. Mr. Paulias Korni
High Commissioner
Papua New Guinea High Commission
90, Poorvi Marg, Vasant Vihar,New Delhi - 110057
Email: kundund@yahoo.com
Phone: 011-46012814/15 (O)

 

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