Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea, officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania, occupying the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and numerous offshore islands (the western portion of the island is occupied by the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua). It is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, in a region defined since the early 19th century as Melanesia. Its capital, and one of its few major cities, is Port Moresby.

Papua New Guinea is mostly mountainous and mostly covered with rain forest, as well as very large wetland areas surrounding the Sepik and Fly rivers.

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