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Overview - Papua New Guinea

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Overview

Capital:
Port Moresby
Area:
462,840 km²
Population:
5,670,544 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):
Melanesian Pidgin, English - 1%-2%, Motu, 820 indigenous languages.
Religion(s):
Indigenous beliefs - 34%, Roman Catholic - 22%, Lutheran - 16%, Presbyterian/Methodist/London Missionary Society - 8%, Anglican - 5%, Evangelical Alliance - 4%, Seventh-Day Adventist - 1%, other Protestant - 10%.
Ethnic Group(s):
Melanesian, Papuan, Negrito, Micronesian, Polynesian.