Papua New Guinea

FORUM MEMBERSHIP: 1974

INDEPENDENCE DAY: 16 September 1975

CAPITAL: Port Moresby

AREA: 463 thousand sq km

EEZ: 3.1 million sq km

POPULATION: 7.7 million (2015)

LANGUAGE: English. Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu, local languages

CURRENCY: Kina

ECONOMY: Agriculture, timber, mining , gold, copper, silver) and natural gas

STATUS: Constitutional Monarchy

HEAD OF STATE: HM Queen Elizabeth II represented by Governor-General HE Bob Daedae

HEAD OF GOVERNMENT: Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill

WEBSITE: www.parliament.gov.pg; www.pm.gov.pg