Puncak Jaya Regency
|Puncak Jaya Regency
Kabupaten Puncak Jaya
|• Total||9,584 km2 (3,700 sq mi)|
|• Density||11/km2 (27/sq mi)|
Puncak Jaya Regency is one of the regencies (kabupaten) in Papua province, Indonesia. It is an inland highland regency, lying directly east of Paniai Regency and west of Jayawijaya Regency. As of 2004, it was reported that these three regencies had a population that is 93–97% ethnic Papuan.
According to a 2009 profile in Indonesia's Tempo magazine, Puncak Jaya has 16 subdistricts and 147 villages, and 147,000 residents. It is a difficult ten-hour drive from Wamena (Jayawijaya Regency) to the mostly undeveloped regency. Separatists in the Free Papua Movement are active in the area.
Puncak Jaya, a mountain peak, is the highest mountain in Indonesia - and in fact the highest anywhere between the Andes and the Himalayas.
- Detail maps from Indonesian government, this regency:  (includes northern portion)  (includes southern portion, including location of Mulia)
- McGibbon, Rodd. Plural Society in Peril: Migration, Economic Change, and the Papua Conflict, East–West Center (2004). Retrieved December 20, 2010.
- Map of Papua Province, Indonesia, East–West Center publication. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
- "TWIN OTTER SKIDS AT MULIA AIRPORT, PAPUA. – ANT – LKBN ANTARA (Indonesia) | HighBeam Research". Highbeam.com. 2006-02-14. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
- "Country Reports on Human Rights ... – Google Books". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
- (16 March 2009). Building a New Papua,Tempo. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
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