New Guinea

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New Guinea
(Papua Island)
Geografie
LocationMelanesie
Coordinates5°30′S 141°00′E / 5.500°S 141.000°E / -5.500; 141.000Coordinates: 5°30′S 141°00′E / 5.500°S 141.000°E / -5.500; 141.000
AirchipelagaeMalay airchipelago
Aurie786,000 km2 (303,000 sq mi)
Aurie rank2nd
Heichest elevation4,884 m (16,024 ft)
Heichest pointPuncak Jaya
Admeenistration
ProvincesPapua
West Papua
Lairgest settlementJayapura
ProvincesCentral
Simbu
Eastren Highlands
East Sepik
Enga
Gulf
Hela
Jiwaka
Madang
Morobe
Oro
Soothren Highlands
Western
Wastren Highlands
West Sepik
Milne Bay
Naitional Capital Destrict
Lairgest settlementPort Moresby
Demografics
Population~ 11,306,940 (2014)
Pop. density14 /km2 (36 /sq mi)
Ethnic groupsPapuan an Austronesian

New Guinea (an aa, Tok Pisin: Niugini, Dutch: Nieuw-Guinea, an Indonesian: Papua; historically: Irian/ Irian Jaya) is the warld's seicont-lairgest island, efter Greenland, coverin a laund aurie o 786,000 km2.