World’s New Nation: Bougainville gains independence from Papua New Guinea

  • The South Pacific Archipelago of Bougainville voted to become independent of Papua New Guinea.
  • Around 98% of 1,81,067 voters voted to get independent from Papua New Guinea.


  • It is the largest island of the Solomon Islands Archipelago. The island has the world’s largest copper deposits.
  • The most widely spoken language in the country is Halia.
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