New Guinea

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New Guinea
(Papua Island)
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Geografie
Location Melanesie
Coordinates 5°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
Airchipelagae Malay airchipelago
Aurie 786,000 km2 (303,000 sq mi)
Aurie rank 2nd
Heichest elevation 4,884 m (16,024 ft)
Heichest point Puncak Jaya
Admeenistration
Provinces Papua
West Papua
Lairgest settlement Jayapura
Provinces Central
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 settlement Port Moresby
Demografics
Population ~ 11,306,940 (2014)
Pop. density 14 /km2 (36 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Papuan 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.