Port Moresby


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Port Moresby

(môrz`bē), town (1990 pop. 193,242), capital of Papua New Guinea, on New Guinea island and on the Gulf of Papua in the National Capital District. Rubber, gold, and copra are exported. Port Moresby was founded by Capt. John Moresby, who landed there in 1873. The British occupied it in 1883. During World War II the chief Allied base on New Guinea was there. Since independence, new buildings to house the Parliament, National and Supreme Court, National Museum, and National Library been built in suburban Waigani. The Univ. of Papua New Guinea main and medical campuses are in the suburbs of Waigani and Taurama.

Port Moresby

 

a city and port on the southern coast of New Guinea; the capital of Papua New Guinea. Population, 66,200 (1971). The city exports copra, coffee, cacao beans, and rubber. Port Moresby has an airport and a university.

Port Moresby

the capital and chief port of Papua New Guinea, on the SE coast on the Gulf of Papua: important Allied base in World War II. Pop.: 290 000 (2005 est.)
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Le reptile de trois metres de long n'a ete repere qu'a une altitude de croisiere par les passagers installes a l'arriere de l'avion assurant la liaison de deux heures entre Cairns (nord-est) et Port Moresby, la capitale de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinee.
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