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Description: The Physical Map of Papua New Guinea showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, ocean, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.

Papua New Guinea Facts and Country Information...

The group of islands is essentially the eastern part of the island of Guinea. The islands are constituted by 3 large islands and small independent ones which surround them. The group lies at the western end of the Pacific Ocean. The islands lie between 9.5 degrees south latitude and 147.1 degrees east longitude.

The islands are mostly mountainous with many tropical forests on the windward side. The other ecological area is known as the New Guinea Highlands which run along the length of the country. The highest peaks receive snowfall all year round. Mount Wilhelm is the highest natural peak in the country and measures up at 4,509 meters above sea level.

The island country also has a few important rivers like the Sepik and Fly. The Sepik is the longest river as it flows for 1,126 kilometers. The Fly River drains and forms the largest swamplands in the world.

The notable mountain range in the country is known as the Finisterre Range which lies on the Huon Peninsula. The country covers an area of 462,840 square kilometers out of which 452,860 square kilometers is land and 9,980 square kilometers is covered by water bodies. The coastline shared by the country measure in at 5,152 kilometers.

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