Port Moresby Acapulco Seagull

The official flag of the City of Port Moresby
Welcome to Port Moresby!
Tribal mask from the interior of Papua New Guinea
The diving around Port Moresby is fantastic!

Port Moresby, capital city of Papua New Guinea, was named after Admiral Sir Fairfax Moresby in 1873 and is today a bustling cosmopolitan city with approximately 200,000 residents.The city is surrounded by plantations and experimental livestock and dairy farms. Its chief exports are copra, coffee, rubber, plywood, timber, and gold. Sawmilling, brewing, tobacco processing, and the manufacture of handicrafts and concrete are the principal industries. The area fishing and diving are spectacular!

Port Moresby sprawls along coastal bays and hillsides; the original Motuan settlement village, Hanuabada, is located close to the city center, which lies on a peninsula at the entrance to Fairfax Harbor. Close at hand is Paga Hill, a popular spot to catch a great view, and the now infamous World War Two Kokoda Trail lies a short trip from the capital. You'll want to lie in the sun at Ela Beach and pick up fresh tropical fruit and vegetables at the bustling Koki Markets. Port Moresby is also the site of government offices, the territorial museum, the University of Papua New Guinea (1965), the Institute of National Affairs, and sports facilities.

Map of Papua New Guinea

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