What is the largest island in Papua New Guinea?
The largest island in Papua New Guinea is New Guinea itself. Most of Papua New Guinea occupies the eastern half of the island.
It is the world's second largest island, in the Pacific Ocean just north of Australia. It is politically divided into Papua New Guinea and part of Indonesia. The original Guinea is in the north of Africa. It consists of many provinces and many islands. Its capital is Port Moresby which is located on the large expanse of land that is divided between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea is a country.
Papua New Guinea, and the island of New Guinea on which it is located, is part of Oceania, which is a geographical region and not a continent. It is not part of Australia. Papua New Guinea has been an independent country since 16 September 1975. Before that Papua New Guinea was a territory which was governed by Australia. The Pangaea theory states that long ago, the island of New Guinea was connected to Australia.