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Port Moresby

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Port Moresby, population 193,242 (1990), is the capital of Papua New Guinea. The city is located on the Gulf of Papua. Rubber, gold, and copra are the main exports. Port Moresby is located at 9°30' South, 147°12' East (-9.5, 147.2).

Port Moresby was discovered by Captain John Moresby, who arrived in the area in 1873. The British founded the city in 1883. During World War II an important Allied base was located at Port Moresby.

Port Moresby refers to both the urbanized area of the National Capital District and more specifically, the main business area. Other neighborhoods of Port Moresby are: Koki, Newtown, Konedobu, Kaevaga, Badili, Gabutu, Kila, Matirogo, Three Mile, Kaugere, Sabama, Korobosea, Four Mile, Hohola, Hohola North, Boroko, Gordon, Gordon North, Erima, Saraga, Waigani, Morata and Gerehu.

The city is consistently rated as one of the most dangerous cities in the world.

Port Moresby is served by Jacksons International Airport. Air Niugini, QANTAS and Airlines of PNG all fly into Jacksons as well as many GA aircraft.

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