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English spoken by 1%-2%, Tok Pisin widespread, Motu spoken in Papua region
note: 820 indigenous languages
- kina (PGK)
Areatotal: 462,840 km2
land: 452,860 km2
water: 9,980 km2
GovernmentConstitutional monarchy with parliamentary democracy
Population5,545,268 (July 2006 est.)
ReligionRoman Catholic 22%, Lutheran 16%, Presbyterian / Methodist / London Missionary Society 8%, Anglican 5%, Evangelical Alliance 4%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1%, other Protestant 10%, indigenous beliefs 34%