Papua New Guinea

Learn some interesting facts about Papua New Guinea, then print out the Papua New Guinea flag in our standard set of printables, including flag colouring page.

Village huts in the highlands of Papua New Guinea
Village huts in the highlands of Papua New Guinea

  • The Independent State of Papua New Guinea is a country in Oceania consisting of the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, and offshore islands. The western half of the island is part of Indonesia.
  • The 7 million people of Papua New Guinea are extremely diverse. No less than 848 languages are listed for the country!
  • Only 18% of the population live in urban areas, including the capital, Port Moresby.
  • Large areas of Papua New Guinea are still unexplored and it is possible that many undiscovered animals and plants are still waiting to be discovered!

About the Papua New Guinea Flag

Flag of Papua New Guinea

The Papua New Guinea flag is distinctive for its silhouette of a golden bird of paradise. The flag of Papua New Guinea was adopted on 1 July 1971.


Our Papua New Guinea Resources

A Day In Papua New Guinea Diary

A Day In Papua New Guinea Diary

A day in Papua New Guinea might be very different from a day in your own life. Can you research what it might be like and write a diary entry on this worksheet?

Culture In Papua New Guinea

Culture In Papua New Guinea

What have you learned about culture in Papua New Guinea? This guided worksheet is the perfect place to record everything that you find out.

Food From Papua New Guinea Worksheet

Food From Papua New Guinea Worksheet

There are many traditional dishes eaten in Papua New Guinea. Ask the children to find out a little about them and the food that is grown on the island then fill in this worksheet.

Papua New Guinea Bookmarks

Papua New Guinea Bookmarks

We've got four sets of bookmarks to choose from for Papua New Guinea, each page printing out with five bookmarks on it.

Papua New Guinea National Emblem Worksheet

Papua New Guinea National Emblem Worksheet

You can't miss the bird of paradise on the Papua New Guinea national emblem! But can the children find out its significance, and what the other parts of the emblem mean too? Worksheet 2 also has space to design your own national emblem.

Papua New Guinea Postcard 1

Papua New Guinea Postcard 1

This fun activity involves some research, a little bit of literacy and helps the kids practise address writing too. Can they write this postcard from Papua New Guinea ready to post to a friend back home?

Papua New Guinea Postcard 2

Papua New Guinea Postcard 2

Draw your own postcard from Papua New Guinea using our printable postcard template. We've also got lines on the back for writing a message for 'back home', and you can even draw your own stamp!

Papua New Guinea poster 2

Papua New Guinea Poster 2

Can the children spot the raggiana bird-of-paradise on this poster of the Papua New Guinea flag?

Papua New Guinea Story Paper

Papua New Guinea Story Paper

Use this Papua New Guinea story paper to record your research on the country, or to inspire some creative writing.

Papua New Guinea Tourist Leaflet

Papua New Guinea Tourist Leaflet

We've got lots of tourist leaflets to make for different countries, so once you've made this one for Papua New Guinea you could try doing a few more and set up your own travel agency for some role play.

Papua New Guinea Travel Brochure Worksheet

Papua New Guinea Travel Brochure Worksheet

Imagine you have been asked to write some content for a travel brochure all about Papua New Guinea. Think about the information you should include and use an informative and persuasive writing style...

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