Key: 1790  
Country:
Group: British
Volume: 13
Issued: 884 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 462,840 sq.km; Population - 5,049,000; Capital - Port Moresby
An independent state, the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, north of
Australia. Its economy is based on agriculture, exporting cocoa, tea, coffee,
rubber and gold.
Formed in 1949 by conjoining the two former territories of NEW GUINEA and PAPUA,
administrated by AUSTRALIA until 1973 when it became self governing. Since
September 15th, 1975 an independent nation, member of the British Commonwealth
(see GREAT BRITAIN (U.K.)). First stamps issued in 1952, several indirect UPU memberships,
direct since June 4th, 1976. Annual output about 25.
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Inscriptions
PAPUA AND NEW GUINEA
PAPUA & NEW GUINEA
PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Index
   PAPUA NEW GUINEA
      Australian Trust Territory -1973
      Self Government 1973-1975
      Independent 1975-
      Postage Due Stamps
 
Currency
12 Pence = 1 Shilling
20 Shillings = 1 Pound
100 Cents = 1 Dollar (1966)
100 Toea = 1 Kina (1975)
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Related Countries

NEW GUINEA
New Guinea

PAPUA
Papua

AUSTRALIA
Australia

GREAT BRITAIN (U.K.)
Great Britain (u.k.)