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Coordinates: 5°40′S 144°30′E / 5.667°S 144.5°E / -5.667; 144.5

Western Highlands

Flag of Western Highlands.svg
Flag of Western Highlands

Statistics
Capital: Mount Hagen
Area: 8,500 km² (17th)
Districts: Anglimp-South Waghi District
Dei District
Mount Hagen District
Mul-Baiyer District
Jimi District
North Waghi District
Tambul-Nebilyer District
Population:
(as of 2000)
440,025 (3rd)
Population Density: 51.8
Governor:
(since 2007)
Tom Olga
Map
Papua new guinea western highlands province.png
Map of Papua New Guinea highlighting Western Highlands

Western Highlands is a province of Papua New Guinea. The provincial capital is Mount Hagen. The province covers an area of 8,500 km², and there are 440,025 inhabitants (2000 census), making the Western Highlands one of the most densely populated provinces. Tea and coffee are grown in the Western Highlands. Mount Wilhelm, the tallest mountain in Papua New Guinea, is on the border of the Western Highlands.

Split to create Jiwaka Province

In July 2009, Parliament passed legislation to create two new provinces by 2012. One of these is to be created by removing Jimi District, North Waghi District, and the South Waghi part of Anglimp-South Waghi District from the Western Highlands Province to form the new Jiwaka Province.[1] The remaining area, comprising the rest of Anglimp-South Waghi District, Dei District, Mount Hagen District, Mul-Baiyer District, and Tambul-Nebilyer District, will retain the name "Western Highlands Province".

"Jiwaka" is a portanteau word combining the first two letters each of Jimi, Waghi and Kambia.

Economy Western Highlands economy is primarily based on coffee.

References

  1. ^ "PNG to create two new provinces", Sydney Morning Herald, July 15, 2009
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Coordinates: 5°40′S 144°30′E / 5.667°S 144.5°E / -5.667; 144.5

Western Highlands

File:Flag of Western
Flag of Western Highlands

Statistics
Capital: Mount Hagen
Area: 8,500 km² (17th)
Districts: Anglimp-South Waghi District
Dei District
Mount Hagen District
Mul-Baiyer District
Jimi District
North Waghi District
Tambul-Nebilyer District
Population:
(as of 2000)
440,025 (3rd)
Population Density: 51.8
Governor:
(since 2007)
Tom Olga
Map
File:Papua new guinea western highlands
Map of Papua New Guinea highlighting Western Highlands

Western Highlands is a province of Papua New Guinea. The provincial capital is Mount Hagen. The province covers an area of 8,500 km², and there are 440,025 inhabitants (2000 census), making the Western Highlands one of the most densely populated provinces. Tea and coffee are grown in the Western Highlands. Mount Wilhelm, the tallest mountain in Papua New Guinea, is on the border of the Western Highlands.

The fertile Wahgi valley is in this province.

Electorates of Western Highlands Province

The following are the electorates of Western Highlands Province;

1. Mt. Hagen Central Open 2. Tambul Nembilyer Open 3. North Waghi Open 4. South Waghi Kambia Open 5. Jimi Open 6. Mul Baiyer Open 7. Dei Open


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