Puncak Jaya Regency

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Puncak Jaya Regency
Kabupaten Puncak Jaya
Regency
Country  Indonesia
Province Papua
Capital Kotamulia
Area
 • Total 9,584 km2 (3,700 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 101,148
 • Density 11/km2 (27/sq mi)
Website www.puncakjayakab.go.id
A view of the peak of Puncak Jaya, located in the southwestern portion of the regency.

Puncak Jaya Regency is one of the regencies (kabupaten) in Papua province, Indonesia. It is an inland highland regency,[1] lying directly east of Paniai Regency and west of Jayawijaya Regency.[2] As of 2004, it was reported that these three regencies had a population that is 93–97% ethnic Papuan.[1]

The capital of the regency is Mulia.[3][4][5]

According to a 2009 profile in Indonesia's Tempo magazine, Puncak Jaya has 16 subdistricts and 147 villages, and 147,000 residents.[6] 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.[6]

Puncak Jaya, a mountain peak, is the highest mountain in Indonesia - and in fact the highest anywhere between the Andes and the Himalayas.

Towns include[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Detail maps from Indonesian government, this regency: [7] (includes northern portion) [8] (includes southern portion, including location of Mulia)

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Coordinates: 4°04′44″S 137°09′30″E / 4.0789°S 137.1583°E / -4.0789; 137.1583