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Status and Trends in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States

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Papua New Guinea

Capital: Port Moresby
World Bank Region: East Asia & Pacific
World Bank Income level: Lower middle income
Key Statistics & Quick Links
Land area (km2): 452,860 (2007)
 
Population (people): 6,387,470 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 14.10 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 2.4% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 61 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 54 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $1,795.98 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 7.2% (2007)
Key Statistics & Quick Links: Natural Hazards
Land area where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total land area): 0.5% (2000)
 
Population in areas where elevation < 5 meters (% of total population): 0.5% (2000)

 
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Natural Disasters 1945-2013
Type of disaster
Number of disasters
Number of people killed
Number of people injured
Number of people homeless
Number of people affected in other ways
Sum of injured, homeless, and affected people
Estimated damage in thousand US$
Drought
2
60
0
0
540,000
540,000
0
Earthquake (seismic activity)
13
2,268
939
16,400
28,599
45,938
10,875
Epidemic
7
448
0
0
11,001
11,001
0
Flood
12
65
0
90,000
440,193
530,193
84,628
Mass movement dry
2
86
0
0
1,000
1,000
0
Mass movement wet
11
494
40
15,000
1,063
16,103
0
Storm
5
219
40
22,500
187,140
209,680
1,500
Volcano
13
3,009
31
46,000
178,899
224,930
110,000
Wildfire
1
0
0
0
8,000
8,000
0