Papua New Guinea 2003

Papua New Guinea Border Map

In 2003, Papua New Guinea was a small country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It had a population of around 5 million people, primarily speaking English and several other local languages. According to computergees, the capital city was Port Moresby, which is home to the Government Palace and several other important government buildings and monuments. The economy relied heavily on its agricultural sector with coffee, cocoa, and rubber being the main export items. Tourism was also popular due to its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture and historical sites such as the Kokoda Track. In addition to its natural beauty, Papua New Guinea had a unique cultural heritage with traditional music, cuisine and art that blended influences from Melanesia with those from Micronesia. Despite its many challenges including limited resources in 2003, Papua New Guinea remained a vibrant country that held great promise for its future generations.

Yearbook 2003

Papua New Guinea. According to, Papua New Guinea Independence Day is September 16. Papua New Guinea’s relationship with Australia deteriorated significantly during the year. In March, an Australian research center released a report claiming that Papua New Guinea was heading towards “economic powerlessness, government collapse and social hopelessness”. The report, which pointed to widespread crime and corruption, urged the Australian government to take action in its former colony. Prime Minister Michael Somare was very upset by the report.

The ChevronTexaco oil company’s decision to leave Papua New Guinea was another tough blow for the government, which saw the planned gas pipeline from Papua New Guinea to Australia threatened. Somare’s unstable coalition, supported by 13 parties and about twenty independent members of Parliament, seemed unable to solve the difficult economic and social problems.

The Australian government decided to increase control over its aid, which accounted for one fifth of Papua New Guinea’s budget revenue. Australian officials were asked to place strategic positions on Papua New Guinea’s public administration. According to analysts, Australia mainly wanted to tackle the corruption in Papua New Guinea, even though it was not stated straight away. Australia also requested to send a few hundred police officers to Papua New Guinea to strengthen the law and order in the country. The Papua New Guinea government saw the play as degrading and Somare reacted very hard. After lengthy negotiations, however, the two governments agreed that about 230 police officers and about 70 officials and lawyers should be sent to Papua New Guinea. Somers, at the end of the year, tried in vain to get through constitutional changes that would give the government a three-year deadline, during which distrustful voting must not take place in parliament. The old deadline of one and a half years was about to expire.

Papua New Guinea Border Map

Independent State of Papua New Guinea Brief Guide

According to AbbreviationFinder, Papua New Guinea, the independent state of Papua New Guinea, is an island nation in Melanesia. It consists of the eastern part of the island of New Guinea and the smaller islands adjacent to it. It is located north of Australia in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, just south of the equator. The other neighboring states are Indonesia, to which the western part of the island belongs to western Ireland, and, separated by the sea, the Federated States of Micronesia to the north and the Solomon Islands to the southeast. The state, which became independent in 1975, belongs to the British Commonwealth.

Papua New Guinea has a tropical climate with almost daily rainfall. In the lowlands, coastal areas and smaller islands of the southern parts of the main island, the average temperature remains close to or above 25 ° C throughout the year. When entering the mountains, the temperature drops to 5-15 degrees. In the northern parts of the country, the average monthly temperature remains between 20 and 25 degrees. Typhoons can occur between December and March.

Food & Beverage
The diet is quite high in carbohydrates, consisting of vegetables as well as roots such as yam, sago, taro, sweet potato and rice. With these, meat, fruit, and especially riverside fish are eaten. Water and beverages must be industrially bottled. It is also a good idea to rinse fruits and vegetables with bottled water. Heated or tablet-purified water can be drunk. Reheated foods should be avoided.

Travel Seasons
The best time to travel is during our summer season.