Papua New Guinea. According to CountryAAH, Port Moresby is the capital city of Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea’s severe HIV epidemic received tragic attention during the year when it was reported that people with HIV and AIDS were buried alive in remote villages. The relatives must have explained their actions because they were afraid of being infected by the disease themselves. According to the government’s National AIDS Council, many people believe that HIV and AIDS are caused by magic and witchcraft. Hundreds of women have been tortured to force confessions, according to an Australian report. A radio reporter described how he saw HIV-infected people being banned from home and forced to spend his remaining days outdoors or in a pigsty.
|Land area||462,840 km²|
|Residents per km²||15.7|
|Income per capita||3,700 USD|
|ISO 3166 code||PG|
|Time zone UTC||+10|
|Geographic coordinates||6 00 S, 147 00 O|
According to a UN report, Papua New Guinea is facing an AIDS disaster. The spread of infection is exacerbated, among other things. through polygamy, rape and sexual violence against women. Official figures say that 2 percent of the population has been infected, but according to relief organizations, the proportion is much higher.
- According to abbreviationfinder: PG is the 2-letter acronym for the country of Papua New Guinea.
In June, the country’s parliamentary elections started, which lasted for several weeks because some regions are very difficult to access. The election was a victory for incumbent Prime Minister Michael Somare, who could re-form government, now with the support of 86 of the 109 members of Parliament. Somare’s party The National Alliance won only 27 seats, but Somare managed to form a coalition with a number of other parties and partyless members.
A reconciliation ceremony was held in August on the island of New Britain when cannibal descendants prayed for their ancestors to have killed and eaten four Methodist missionaries in 1878. It was not reported that the mission’s representatives made revenge for its leaders to avenge the murders by burning several villages and killing one. part of the residents.
A climate-friendly report came during the year from the island of Bougainville, where it succeeded in replacing diesel with coconut oil as a vehicle fuel. Small home refineries have grown up producing both fuel and cooking oil and coconut soap.
The demographic increase, slow over time due to the concurrence of different circumstances including the endemic diseases that killed the indigenous people, then reversed the trend and the average annual growth rate rose to 2.1% (2008), almost entirely thanks to to the contribution of natural growth, since immigration flows remain very scarce. The density of 13 residents per km 2 it says very little about the actual distribution of the population, as in areas where human presence is extremely rare, such as those behind the Gulf of Papua, there are other areas where high values are reached, as in the case of the valleys montane (Highlands), between 1500-2200 m of altitude, or of the urban centers, mostly built on the coast. Before the arrival of the Europeans, the population formed a set of small, politically divided communities, which dedicated themselves to a very archaic horticulture. Since the 1970s there has been a progressive tendency towards urbanization, and in parallel with the abandonment of the ancient social organization, but the phenomena of modernization are on the whole rather contained and have not led to a decisive urban growth (the urban population is just 12 % of the total). The major centers, in addition to the capital Port Moresby, are Lae and Madang on the largest island and Arawa on the island of Bougainville. From the early 21st century. the demographic imbalance is also accentuating in favor of the eastern coastal fringe, to the detriment of both the inland areas and the regions bordering the Gulf of Papua (except the capital area) and, finally, the border area with the Indonesian part of the New Guinea, where the effects of the tensions and clashes taking place across the border are felt.
Official languages are English, an English pidgin and hiri-motu, but a large number of Papuan and Melanesian dialects are spoken in the country.
Widely prevalent religions are the Protestant and the Catholic, although the traditional animist rites present a wide diffusion.
Papua New Guinea weather in March, April and May
Daily temperatures averaging 30 to 31 ° C can be expected over the next three months. The temperatures hardly fluctuate during this time.
Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May 28-30 ° C. This is great weather for a great time on the beach and in the water.
In March it rains on 14 (Port Moresby) to 19 days (Madang), in April on 10 (Port Moresby) to 18 days (Madang) and in May on 8 (Port Moresby) to 19 days (Madang).
In the period from March to May , the sun shines an average of 5 to 7 hours a day. The sunniest weather is in April in Port Moresby, but with less sun you will have to make do with Madang in March.