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Port Moresby is the capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea (PNG). It is located on the shores of the Gulf of Papua, on the southeastern 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.

In 2000 it had a population of 254,158. As of 2011 it had a population of 364,145, giving it an annual growth rate of 2.1% over a nine-year period. The place where the city was founded has been inhabited by the Motu-Koitabu people for centuries. The first European to see it was Captain John Moresby in 1873. It was named in honour of his father, Admiral Sir Fairfax Moresby.




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Looks like there is a few pretty good modern buildings. Thanks for the pictures of a place we don't get to see very often.

I always think of PNG as jungle, probably because for most Australian's it is famous for the WW2 battles, so it's a bit of a surprise to see the nearby mountains bare of trees.
 

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Thanks for the photos, i enjoyed my time in Port Moresby, it was rather eye opening given it sits right on Australia's door step. I often wonder how different PNG would be today had not achieved independence in the 1970's, the corruption right through the government has hindered this countries economic growth and prosperity.
 
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