Islands Region

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Islands Region
Region
Papua New Guinea Islands Region.png
Country  Papua New Guinea
Largest city Arawa
Area
 • Total 89,803 km2 (34,673 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 918,151
 • Density 10/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)

The Islands Region is one of four regions of Papua New Guinea (PNG) comprising the Bismarck Archipelago and North Solomon Islands located north-east of the mainland. This is the least densely inhabited region of the country with a population of 750,000 (14% of PNG) [1] and distinct through its history, as shown by the prevalence of Austronesian languages and archeological findings of Lapita pottery culture.

Subdivision[edit]

The Region is administratively divided into five provinces:

References[edit]

  1. ^ PNG Census 2000

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 4°21′S 152°16′E / 4.350°S 152.267°E / -4.350; 152.267