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Papua New Guinea is an island nation located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It is bordered by Indonesia to the west, Solomon Islands to the east, and Australia to the south. The country is divided into four distinct geographical regions: the highlands, lowlands, coastal plains, and offshore islands. The Highlands region of Papua New Guinea consists of rugged mountains and valleys that are covered in dense rainforests. This region is home to a wide variety of plants and animals including rare birds such as the Raggiana Bird-of-Paradise and mammals such as Tree Kangaroos. The highest point in this region is Mt Wilhelm at 4500 meters above sea level. The Lowlands region consists mostly of rolling hills and grassy plains with some areas of dense jungle. This region is home to a variety of wildlife including wild pigs, crocodiles, tree frogs, monitor lizards, and over 700 species of birds. The Coastal Plains are characterized by flat terrain with occasional hills and swamps that are covered in thick vegetation. This area contains some of Papua New Guinea’s most beautiful beaches and coral reefs which make it popular among divers looking for an underwater adventure. Finally, the Offshore Islands are composed of over 600 small islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea that offer stunning views as well as a wide range of activities such as fishing, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking or simply relaxing on one its many white sand beaches. Papua New Guinea has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 21-30 degrees Celsius throughout most of the year with some areas experiencing up to 10 months without any rain at all! With its diverse landscape and unique wildlife it’s no wonder why so many people visit this amazing country each year!