Papua New Guinea
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Papua New Guinea (GPS: 6 00 S, 147 00 E) located in Oceania, a group of islands including the eastern half of the island of New Guinea between the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, east of Indonesia. The country’s area measurements are total: 462,840 sq km; land: 452,860 sq km, water: 9,980 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly larger than California. The total irrigated land is 0 sq km (2012).
One of the essential features of Papua New Guinea: Shares island of New Guinea with Indonesia. Generally, east-west trending highlands break up New Guinea into diverse ecoregions. One of the world’s most extensive swamps along the southwest coast. Papua New Guinea is one of the countries along the Ring of Fire, a belt of active volcanoes and earthquake epicenters bordering the Pacific Ocean. Up to 90% of the world’s earthquakes and some 75% of the world’s volcanoes occur within the Ring of Fire.