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Papua New Guinea Education

Climate:Papua New Guinea's climate is tropical, as one would expect in a country located just south of the Equator. December to March is the wet season, although occasional rain falls year-round.
Language:Papua New Guinea is linguistically the most complex nation of the world. Over 800 languages are spoken in this Pacific country as summarized in Ethnologue: Languages of the World. In cooperation with the PNG Department of Education since 1956, research has been carried out in more than 389 languages.
Currency:The kina (ISO 4217 code: PGK) is the currency of Papua New Guinea. It is divided in 100 toea. The kina was introduced on 19 April 1975, replacing the Australian dollar at par.
Population:PNG's population in 2009 is estimated at 6.6 million and is growing by an annual average rate of 2.7% (2000 Census) . About 40% of PNG's total population is under 15 years old (2000 Census) .
Capital City:Port Moresby is the capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea (PNG) . It is located on the shores of the Gulf of Papua, on the southeastern coast of the island of New Guinea.
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