Where is new guinea on a world map. Map of papua new guinea and travel information about papua new guinea brought to you by lonely planet. New guinea located just 100 miles north of australia is the worlds second largest island after greenland having become separated from the australian mainland when the area now known as the torres strait flooded around 5000 bce. 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. See what happend in papua new guinea during recent years.
Lost world arts primitive art and fine photography from around the world. New guinea is an island to the north of the australian mainland but south of the equator. Papua new guinea is one of nearly 200 countries illustrated on our blue ocean laminated map of the world. Photo gallery shopping map to find us.
It is isolated by the arafura sea to the west and the torres strait and coral sea to the east. Papua new guinea news we have been geolocating most important world news related to papua new guinea since november 2005. Papua new guinea news recent history of papua new guinea. They were descendants of migrants out of africa in one of the early waves of human migration.
Papua new guinea on a world wall map. 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.