Tuesday, August 14, 2012

On the Map~Fun facts about Papua New Guinea

Oops! Okay everybody, I got little bit behind posting last weekend, so I am playing catch-up.

Did you know?


Although English is its official language, only 1-2% of the population actually speak it. As the most linguistically diverse country in the world, over 820 languages are spoken in Papua New Guinea or 12% of the world’s total.



Sea shells were the national currency until 1933.

It is one of the few places close to the equator that experiences snowfall. Snow is visible on the top of Mount Wilhelm, the highest peak in Papua New Guinea.



Only 18% of Papua New Guinea's inhabitants live in urban areas. That makes it one of the world's most rural countries. Agriculture employs about 85% of the country's population.


 



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