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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

PNG

Website

Papua New Guinea

Established

9/16/1975

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

9/16/2005


Prime Minister

Prime Minister

Central

Chimbu

East New Britain

East Sepik

Eastern Highlands

Enga

Gulf

Madang

Manus

Milne Bay

Morobe

New Ireland

North Solomons

Northern

Sandaun

Southern Highlands

West New Britain

Western

Western Highlands


DESCRIPTION

The eastern half of the island of New Guinea - second largest in the world - was divided between Germany (north) and the UK (south) in 1885. The latter area was transferred to Australia in 1902, which occupied the northern portion during World War I and continued to administer the combined areas until independence in 1975. A nine-year secessionist revolt on the island of Bougainville ended in 1997, after claiming some 20,000 lives.


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5/2/2013 7:00 am

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