Hela Province

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Hela Province
Flag of Hela Province
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Hela Province is located in Papua New Guinea
Hela Province
Hela Province
Location within Papua New Guinea
Coordinates: 6°17′S 142°50′E / 6.283°S 142.833°E / -6.283; 142.833
Country Papua New Guinea
Formation 2012
Capital Tari
 • Governor Anderson Agiru 2012-
 • Total 10,498 km2 (4,053 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 249,449
 • Density 24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)

Hela is a province of Papua New Guinea. The provincial capital is Tari.[1] The province covers an area of 10,498 km²,[2] and there are 249,449 inhabitants (2011 census figures).[3] Hela province officially came into being on 17 May 2012,[4] comprising three districts previously part of Southern Highlands Province.

Districts and LLGs[edit]

There are three districts in the province. Each district has one or more Local Level Government (LLG) areas. For census purposes, the LLG areas are subdivided into wards and those into census units.[5]

District District Capital LLG Name
Komo-Magarima District Magarima Hulia Rural
Komo Rural
Margarima Rural
Koroba-Kopiago District Kopiago Awi-Pori Rural
Lake Kopiago Rural
North Koroba Rural
South Koroba Rural
Tari-Pori District Tari Hayapuga Rural
Tagali Rural
Tari Urban
Tebi Rural

Members of the National Parliament[edit]

The province and each district is represented by a Member of the National Parliament. There is one provincial electorate and each district is an open electorate. The following table lists Members before and after the 2007 general election.

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
Hela Provincial Anderson Agiru (URP) [6] (pro tem as member for Southern Highlands Provincial)
Komo-Margarima Open Balus Libe (PLP) Francis Potape (NGP) [7]
Koroba-Lake Kopiago Open John Kekeno (PAP) John Kekeno (PAP) [8]
Tari Open Tom Tomiape (RDP) James Marape (NA) [8]


  1. ^ John Pangkatana (2012-04-26). "PM to light up Tari township". Post-Courier Online. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Southern Highlands Province". The National Research Institute. March 2010. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  3. ^ Gorethy Kenneth (2012-05-17). "Population of PNG is more than 7 million". Post-Courier Online. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  4. ^ "Hela, Jiwaka declared". The National (Papua New Guinea). 2012-05-17. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  5. ^ National Statistical Office of Papua New Guinea
  6. ^ "Court stops WHP counting". Post Courier Online. 6 August 2007. Retrieved 6 August 2007. 
  7. ^ "Mulungu is new MP for Margarima". The National. Retrieved 31 July 2007. 
  8. ^ a b "95 candidates declared". The National. Retrieved 2007-07-30.