Peter Ilau was appointed Ambassador of Papua New Guinea (PNG) to the Republic of Indonesia in March 2011.
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Embassy Address

Embassy of the Independent State of Papua New  Guinea in Indonesia

Contact information
Panin Bank Center, 6th Floor
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman No. 1
Jakarta 10270 - Indonesia

Telp: 6221 725 1218
Fax: 6221 720 1012

All applications will be processed in four (4) working days

Visa section will be opened for lodging application
from 8.30 – 11.30 hours Monday – Friday
Collection of passport
from 13.00 – 15.00 hours Monday - Thursday,
on Friday collection will be opened from 13.00 – 14.00 hours

People and Society

noun: Papua New Guinean(s)
adjective: Papua New Guinean

Ethnic groups:
Melanesian, Papuan, Negrito, Micronesian, Polynesian

Tok Pisin (official), English (official), Hiri Motu (official), some 860 indigenous languages spoken (over one-tenth of the world's total)
note: Tok Pisin, a creole language, is widely used and understood; English is spoken by 1%-2%; Hiri Motu is spoken by less than 2%

Roman Catholic 27%, Protestant 69.4% (Evangelical Lutheran 19.5%, United Church 11.5%, Seventh-Day Adventist 10%, Pentecostal 8.6%, Evangelical Alliance 5.2%, Anglican 3.2%, Baptist 2.5%, other Protestant 8.9%), Baha'i 0.3%, indigenous beliefs and other 3.3% (2000 census)

6,310,129 (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 106

Age structure:
0-14 years: 36.4% (male 1,145,946/female 1,106,705)
15-64 years: 60% (male 1,907,787/female 1,802,144)
65 years and over: 3.6% (male 121,207/female 103,802) (2011 est.)

Median age:
total: 21.8 years
male: 22.1 years
female: 21.5 years (2011 est.)

Population growth rate:

1.936% (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 58

Birth rate:
25.92 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 54

Death rate:
6.56 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 148

Net migration rate:
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 102


urban population: 13% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 2.9% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major cities - population:
PORT MORESBY (capital) 314,000 (2009)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 1.14 male(s)/female
total population: 1.05 male(s)/female (2012 est.)

Maternal mortality rate:
250 deaths/100,000 live births (2008)
country comparison to the world: 52

Infant mortality rate:
total: 42.05 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 57
male: 45.8 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 38.11 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 66.46 years
country comparison to the world: 162
male: 64.23 years
female: 68.79 years (2012 est.)

Total fertility rate:
3.39 children born/woman (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 47

Health expenditures:
3.1% of GDP (2009)
country comparison to the world: 176

Physicians density:
0.053 physicians/1,000 population (2008)

Drinking water source:
urban: 87% of population
rural: 33% of population
total: 40% of population
urban: 13% of population
rural: 67% of population
total: 60% of population (2008)

Sanitation facility access:
urban: 71% of population
rural: 41% of population
total: 45% of population
urban: 29% of population
rural: 59% of population
total: 55% of population (2008)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:

0.9% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 50

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
34,000 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 66

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
1,300 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 62

Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: very high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria (2009)

Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
18.1% (2005)
country comparison to the world: 40

Education expenditures:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 57.3%
male: 63.4%
female: 50.9% (2000 census)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):


People - note:
the indigenous population of Papua New Guinea is one of the most heterogeneous in the world; PNG has several thousand separate communities, most with only a few hundred people; divided by language, customs, and tradition, some of these communities have engaged in low-scale tribal conflict with their neighbors for millennia; the advent of modern weapons and modern migrants into urban areas has greatly magnified the impact of this lawlessness