Papua New Guinea
Description of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea officially known as Independent State of Papua New Guinea is located on the Oceania continent that occupies east half part of the island of the New Guinea. The capital of Papua New Guinea is Port Moresby.
Human beings first arrived in the Papua New Guinea around 60,000 years ago according to archeological evidence. The European navigators have sighted this in the early of the 16th century, i.e., by the Portuguese and the Spanish.
Though Europeans have visited and explored the coastline of the island, there were only a few inhabitants till the 1870s.
Agriculture is developed in this island around the 7000 BC. It is one of the few areas which people have cultivated plants independently.
Till the year 1949, Papua and New Guinea are separate administrations which are controlled by Australia.
One of the main military campaigns of 2nd world war is, New Guinea campaign, i.e., in between 1942 to 1945.
Papua New Guinea is located in eastern and southern hemispheres with Indonesia being the land boundary. It has the coastline of 5, 152 km. The extreme points of the Papua New Guinea are Mount Wilhelm 4,509 m in High and Coral Sea and South Pacific Ocean at low.
The official languages of Papua New Guinea are Hiri Motu, English, Tok Pisin and sign language.
The culture of Papua New Guinea is complex and many-sided. According to estimation, there are 7000 various cultural groups of Guinea people that exist in the region. There were many Cannibals in Papua New Guinea early.
Each group has its own form of dance, art, costume, music, architecture, singing and lots more.
People live in villages rely on farming and they have their own language. Some people used to hunt wild animals, some collect plants to supplements their meals.
Sports have been the important part of the culture of Papua New Guinea. The most popular sport is the rugby league.
Many people of the state are illiterate and the women are predominating in this region.
There are many public holidays in the region and they include January 1(New Year's Day), April 3 (Good Friday), April 4 (Holy Saturday), April 5 (Easter Sunday), April 6 (Easter Monday), June 8 (Queen's Birthday), July 23 (National Remembrance Day), August 26 (National Day of Repentance), September 16 (Independence Day), December 25 (Christmas Day) and December 26 (Boxing Day).
Climate and Weather
The climate of Papua New Guinea is tropical climate with rainfall. It has an average temperature of 28-degree centigrade. The humidity of the region is quite high. Typhoons can hit this region from December to mid March. Earthquake in Papua region are quite common and sometimes they can be accomplished with tsunamis.
Travelling and Tourism
Tourism is a fledgling industry in the Papua New Guinea, but the major attractions include the festivals, diving, surfing, fishing, hiking and the exclusive flora and fauna. You can travel The USA and from many places to the Papua New Guinea.
Vacation and Destinations
There are many vacation destinations to visit in the Papua New Guinea and they are Kitava Island in Trobriand Islands, Mount Wilhelm, Rainforest Habitat, Kokopo War Museum and many more in the nearby places.
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