Port Moresby is the capital and largest city in Papua New Guinea and has a total population of 6,3 million inhabitants. The city is located in the southeast of the country along the shores of the Gulf of Papua and is the commercial, political and cultural heart of the country as well as the main transportation hub to the rest of the country. Port Moresby has a reputation of being one of the most unsafe cities in the world with high crime and murder rates. Apart from moving onwards to more peaceful parts of the country, the city hasn't got much to offer for travellers.
Port Moresby has a typical tropical climate with hot and humid weather year round. Temperatures during the day average around 30 °C, while at night the temperature usually doesn't drop below 20 °C. The wet season falls in the months of December to April, but during the dry period rain is still possible.
|Avg Max||32.1 °C||31.6 °C||31.4 °C||31.3 °C||31 °C||30.3 °C||29.9 °C||30.3 °C||31 °C||32 °C||32.5 °C||32.4 °C|
|Avg Min||23.7 °C||23.5 °C||23.4 °C||23.5 °C||23.5 °C||23.1 °C||22.4 °C||22.6 °C||23.2 °C||23.5 °C||23.6 °C||23.7 °C|
|Rainfall||192.2 mm||140.6 mm||189.8 mm||105.2 mm||56.2 mm||21.6 mm||13.8 mm||12 mm||14.4 mm||15.2 mm||40 mm||97.8 mm|
Jacksons International Airport (POM), 8 kilometres from Port Moresby, handles all incoming and outgoing flights. Taxis to the city centre are generally easy to find. Several bus routes run into the city.
The national airline, Air Niugini, has its hub here and has connections to many international destinations including Hong Kong, Manila, Tokyo and Singapore in Asia, Sydney, Cairns and Brisbane in Australia and Nadi and Honiara in the Pacific. From the same Australian cities there are flights to Port Moresby by Qantas as well.
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See also International Telephone Calls
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