Monday, August 25, 2008


The country is situated on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea which is the second largest island in the world. The Western half is the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya. It has a land area of 462 840 square kilometres and more than 300 islands.

The inland region of the mainland is notable for rugged terrains, high mountains, deep valley, fast flowing rivers which feed some three of the largest rivers in the country; Fly, Sepik Purari Rivers and snow capped mountains. Because of the problem paused by the rugged and uncompromising terrain, most of the area is reachable by light aircraft.

The country’s virgin rainforest is home of some of the richest fauna and flora. It is the home of many unique and rare species, many which are unknown. It is also home of the largest bitterly in the world.

The islands are adorned with beautiful white sandy beaches, swaying palms and rich coral atolls. Most of the small islands in the country are inhabitable.
To be continued....

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