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19 July 2021 | dataset

STATE OF THE CORAL TRIANGLE: Papua New Guinea (2014)

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has a total land area of 462,000 square kilometers (km2), making
it the largest Pacific island country. Its exclusive economic zone at 3.12 million km2 is the
world’s second largest. The country’s sparsely distributed population of only 7 million
makes PNG’s population density of approximately 9 people per km2 the lowest in the South
PNG’s principal marine and coastal ecosystems include 13,840 km2 of coral reefs, 4,200 km2
of mangrove swamp forests, and extensive seagrass beds. The country is home to at least 500
species of stony coral, 1,635 reef-associated fish species, 43 mangrove species, and 7 seagrass

Data and Resource

Field Value
Publisher PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority, National Fisheries Authority of Papua New Guinea
Modified 15 February 2022
Release Date 19 July 2021
Source URL
Identifier 988d8235-6d4c-4b82-ac9d-18d652a96941
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Papua New Guinea
Relevant Countries Papua New Guinea
Language English
License Public
[Open Data]
Author Biatus Bito