New guinea world map. Map of papua new guinea and travel information about papua new guinea brought to you by lonely planet. In 1905 the british part of papua new guinea was taken over by the australian administration as part of the papua act and several years later amidst world war i australia seized the german colony. Papua new guinea news recent history of papua new guinea. Google earth is a free program from google that allows you to explore satellite images showing the cities and landscapes of papua new guinea and all of australia in fantastic detail.
They were descendants of migrants out of africa in one of the early waves of human migration. New guinea is the second largest island in the world exceeded in size only by greenland. Explore papua new guinea using google earth. Your account isnt verified.
1546 spanish sailors discover new guinea it is named. It is about 1500 miles 2400 km long from northwest to southeast and about 400 miles 650 km wide at its widest north to south part. Papua new guinea news we have been geolocating most important world news related to papua new guinea since november 2005. Papua new guinea index.
Archaeological evidence indicates that humans first arrived in papua new guinea around 42000 to 45000 years ago. Go to your sporcle settings to finish the process. It is isolated by the arafura sea to the west and the torres strait and coral sea to the east.