Kaimana

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not to be confused with Kaimana Beach, Hawaii.
Kaimana
Town
Kaimana Airport strip, 1962.
Kaimana Airport strip, 1962.
Official seal of Kaimana
Seal
Kaimana is located in West Papua (province)
Kaimana
Kaimana
Location of the town in West Papua
Kaimana is located in Indonesia
Kaimana
Kaimana
Location of the town in Indonesia
Coordinates: 3°38′40″S 133°41′43″E / 3.64444°S 133.69528°E / -3.64444; 133.69528Coordinates: 3°38′40″S 133°41′43″E / 3.64444°S 133.69528°E / -3.64444; 133.69528
Country  Indonesia
Province West Papua
Regency Kaimana Regency
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)

Kaimana is a small port town in West Papua, Indonesia and capital of the Kaimana Regency.[1] It is served by Kaimana Airport. Kaimana is part of a Sea Conservation Area in West Papua.[2] Butterflies in the surrounding forest of Karora are reported to be on the brink of extinction due to logging in the district.[3] In March 2007, the Indonesian Navy conducted a training exercise off the coast of Kaimana in Kaimana Bay.[4]

Whales such as Bryde's Whales can be seen in nearby waters such as in the Triton Bay.[5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Welt Atlas
  2. ^ "Residents Kaimana, West Papua, watchtower preservation of the Sea". Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries. November 26, 2008. Retrieved June 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Butterflies Endangered: Kaimana, West Irian Jaya". Planet Mole. September 5, 2006. Retrieved June 23, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Indonesian Navy Exercise in West Papua". Sentral Info AMP. April 24, 2007. Retrieved June 23, 2010. 
  5. ^ http://mammals-of-papua.webs.com/edeni.htm
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri54nBDIGZY
  7. ^ http://www.indonesia.travel/en/destination/119/the-bay-of-triton