Milne Bay

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Milne Bay
Location of Milne Bay
Location Milne Bay Province
Coordinates 10°22′00″S 150°30′00″E / 10.3666667°S 150.5°E / -10.3666667; 150.5
Type Bay
Ocean/sea sources Solomon Sea
Basin countries Papua New Guinea
Max. length 35 km (22 mi)
Max. width 15 km (9.3 mi)
Surface area 202.7 square miles (525 km2)
Settlements Alotau

Milne Bay is a large bay in Milne Bay Province, southeastern Papua New Guinea. More than 35 kilometers long and over 15 kilometers wide, Milne Bay is a sheltered deep-water harbour, surrounded by the heavily wooded Stirling Range to the north and south, and on the northern shore, a narrow coastal strip, soggy with sago and mangrove swamps.[1] The bay is named after Sir Alexander Milne.




  1. ^ James, Karl. "General Clowes of Milne Bay". Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Royal Geographical Society. Supplementary Papers. 1886. p 270
  3. ^ Hydrographic Map of Papua or New Guinea Sheet 7, Southeast coast, Orangerie Bay to Bramble Haven, 1852-1888