Port Moresby

Capital of Papua New Guinea

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Port Moresby: Capital of Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby, also referred to as Pom City or simply Moresby, is the capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea and the largest city in the South Pacific outside of Australia and New Zealand. It is located on the shores of the Gulf of Papua, on the south-western coast of the Papuan Peninsula of the island of New Guinea. The city emerged as a trade centre in the second half of the 19th century. During World War II it was a prime objective for conquest by the Imperial Japanese forces during 1942–43 as a staging point and air base to cut off Australia from Southeast Asia and the Americas.


Papua New Guinea sounds alarm with WHO as coronavirus cases surge [Video]

Papua New Guinea sounds alarm with WHO as coronavirus cases surge

Government orders mandatory wearing of face masks in capital Port Moresby to help contain spread of deadly COVID-19.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

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