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Port Mores·by

The capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea, on southeast New Guinea and the Gulf of Papua. British explorer Capt. John Moresby (1830-1922), who landed here in 1873, named the harbor for his father. The city was founded by the British after 1883.
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Port Moresby

(Placename) the capital and chief port of Papua New Guinea, on the SE coast on the Gulf of Papua: important Allied base in World War II. Pop: 290 000 (2005 est)
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Port` Mores′by

(ˈmɔrz bi, ˈmoʊrz-)
a seaport in SE New Guinea: capital of Papua New Guinea. 152,100.
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Noun1.Port Moresby - the administrative capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea
Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea - a parliamentary democracy on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea; in 1975 it became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations
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He was a kinky-head himself from Port Moresby. He cut the dead mate's head off and sneaked ashore in the might, while I whanged away with my rifle as if I were trying to get him.
PORT MORESBY, 15th August, 2019 (WAM) -- UAE Ambassador to Singapore Mohammed Omar Balfaqeeh has presented his credentials as the country's Non-Resident Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, to the Governor-General of Papua New Guinea Sir Bob Dadae.
Air Niugini (PX, Port Moresby) is planning to develop Port Moresby into a sizeable maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) hub for third-party customers, CEO Alan Milne told the Papua New Guinean press.
Corbett says Misima is a large project with a 2.8 million ounce resource base, on an island east of Port Moresby and has already produced 4 million ounces.
Summary: Port Moresby [Papua New Guinea], Jul 12 (ANI): An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter Scale jolted the coast of Papua New Guinea on Thursday evening.
Air Niugini has announced it has hosted the 3rd annual Kokoda Cup match at the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby, the company said.
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Philippine Charge d' Affaires Mary Grace Villamayor, who is stationed in the capital Port Moresby, said they are in touch with the Filipino community in the affected cities of Lae and Kokopo, including the Filipino Association in PNG.
'Philippine Embassy in Port Moresby Charge d'Affaires Mary Grace Villamayor said the Embassy is already in touch with the Filipino Community in the affected cities of Lae and Kokopo, and with the Filipino Association in PNG,' the DFA said in a statement.
QantasLink is again making it easier for customers to travel between Cairns and Port Moresby with the return of daily flights between the two cities yesterday.