Papua New Guinea
November 15, 2018

Port Moresby is the capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea (PNG) since it was formed in 1945 and remains to be the country’s capital city even after PNG became an independent nation in 1975.

Also known as Pom City or simply Moresby, the city was named after Admiral Sir Fairfax Moresby, the father of Rear Admiral John Moresby — the first European visitor who discovered the site of Port Moresby in 1873.

Port Moresby is located at the eastern shores of the Gulf of Papua and has a population of about a million that is fast growing.

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