Country: Papua New Guinea

Population: 5,795,887

Capital: Port Moresby

Time Zone: UTC+10

Currency Name: kina (PGK)

Government Type: Constitutional parliamentary democracy

Languages: Melanesian Pidgin serves as the lingua franca, English spoken by 1%-2%, Motu spoken in Papua region

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

Religion: Roman Catholic 22%, Lutheran 16%, Presbyterian/Methodist/London Missionary Society 8%, Anglican 5%, Evangelical Alliance 4%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1%, other Protestant 10%, indigenous beliefs 34%

Major Cities: Port Moresby

Phone Country Code: 675

Health Concerns: very high risk of food, waterborne and vectorborne diseases (diarrhea, Hepatitis A, typhoid fever, dengue fever, malaria)

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: no peak season

Voltage: 240 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: I

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: The Hooded Pitohui is one of few poisonous birds in the world.