Geography of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Geographic coordinates  6 S, 147 E 
Location  Southeastern Asia, group of islands including the eastern half of the island of New Guinea between the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, east of Indonesia 
Terrain  mostly mountains with coastal lowlands and rolling foothills; shares island of New Guinea with Indonesia; one of world's largest swamps along southwest coast 
Highest Point  Mount Wilhelm 4,509 m 
Natural hazards  active volcanism; situated along the Pacific "Rim of Fire"; the country is subject to frequent and sometimes severe earthquakes; mud slides; tsunamis 
Volcanic Activity  Active volcanoes


Geography of Papua New Guinea
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