Papua New Guinea is home to the Hooded Pitohui, the world’s only poisonous bird!
There are very few paved roads in Papua New Guinea; instead air travel is more popular due to the dense jungle and so there are nearly 600 runways, both paved and unpaved.
A tropical climate can be enjoyed in this beautiful country with little temperature variation. There is a monsoon season in the northwest from December to March and in the southeast from May to October.
Papua New Guinea is one of the few places in the world where snow falls despite being near the equator!
There are more than 700 individual languages spoken in Papua New Guinea, however, the official languages are English, Tok Pisin and Hiri Motu.
Papua New Guinean Kina is the official currency here.
Queen Elizabeth II is the Head of State in Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea grows coffee, coconuts, cacao and palm kernels and rears chickens.
Its industry consists of palm oil processing, copra crushing, plywood production and wood chip production.
Papua New Guinea also exports gold, oil, logs and copper ore.
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