Papua New Guinea covers the eastern part of New Guinea. The capital is Port Moresby. The neighboring countries are Indonesia and Australia. Papua New Guinea is known for its unspoilt nature. The botanical gardens of Lae and Port Moresby are certainly worth a visit. Papua New Guinea is a parliamentary monarchy with almost 6 million inhabitants. It is located on the eastern part of the island of New Guinea. Indonesia is located to the west. In the south is the Gulf of Papua. The country consists of many islands including New Ireland, New Britain and Bougainville. These are located in the Bismarck Sea, the Solomon Sea and the Coral Sea. The landscape is very diverse. In the center are swampy plains and mountain ranges with rain forests. There is flat grassland in the west. Further highland valleys, hills, small coastal plains and mangroves. The Sepik river flows right through the country. Some islands are mountainous, the small islands are atolls. There is a tropical climate. It is hot and humid, with few temperature differences. There are two monsoon seasons, the wet season and the dry season. The capital, Pont Moresby, has just over 190,000 inhabitants and the sights are the National Capital Botanical Gardens, the Tugubaga Hill, the Craft Market, Ela Strand and Paga Point. Other important cities are Lae, Mt Hagen, Kavienq and Rabaul, with its beautiful bay and war museum. Furthermore Vanimo, Wabaq and Madanq with the Cultural Center and coral formations and exotic fish.

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