Officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby. The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua.
Papua New Guinea is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world; 848 languages are listed for the country, of which 12 have no known living speakers. Most of the population of over 7 million people live in customary communities, which are as diverse as the languages. It is also one of the most rural, as only 18 percent of its people live in urban centers. The country is one of the world's least explored, culturally and geographically, and many undiscovered species of plants and animals are thought to exist in the interior.
My first covers from Papua New Guinea ! The covers posted on June 03, 2016 and I received on August 04, 2016. PNG post has no registered mail service now, They provide only EMS service . They had R service with UPU barcode labels, I specially requested for the label because that is one of the main concern in my collection. So they sent back my envelopes as EMS with explanation that there is no stock of UPU labels now.. In my experience PNG post is one of the best service provider in the world for philatelists. They have stunning stamps, perfect cancellations, and all deliveries of stamps as EMS. Thank You Banian and Michel for the perfect service .