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Port Moresby
constitutional parliamentary democracy
462840 km2
5931769 (July 2008 est.) / 12/km2
Kina (PGK) currency converter
$ 2000 (2007 est.)
0.53 (2005)
Melanesian Pidgin serves as the lingua franca, English spoken by 1%-2%, Motu spoken in Papua region
note: 820 indigenous languages spoken (over one-tenth of the world's total)
Roman Catholic 27%, Evangelical Lutheran 19.5%, United Church 11.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 10%, Pentecostal 8.6%, Evangelical Alliance 5.2%, Anglican 3.2%, Baptist 2.5%, other Protestant 8.9%, Bahai 0.3%, indigenous beliefs and other 3.3% (2000 census)
tropical; northwest monsoon (December to March), southeast monsoon (May to October); slight seasonal temperature variation
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