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New Guinea

noo gin' E, an island north of Australia


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The Island of New Guinea in General
The Island of New Guinea in General
New Guinea has an area of 304,980 square miles, making it the second largest island in the world, behind Greenland. Native animals of New Guinea include crocodiles, tree kangaroos, and such snakes as the death adder, the Papuan black, and the taipan. The island also has many bright-colored birds and butterflies.
Independent State of Papua New Guinea
Independent State of Papua New Guinea
Area 6,431,902 sq mi. Population 6,431,902. Capital Port Moresby. Independence from Australia Achieved September 16, 1975.

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