|West Sepik Province|
|Country||Papua New Guinea|
|• Governor||Akmat Mai 2012-|
|• Total||35,820 km2 (13,830 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10)|
Sandaun Province, officially West Sepik Province, is the north-westernmost province of Papua New Guinea. It covers an area of 35,920 km² and has a population of 248,411 (2011 census). The capital is Vanimo. In July 1998 the area surrounding the town Aitape suffered from an enormous tsunami in which killed over 2,000 people in total.
Districts and LLGs
There are four districts in the province. Each district has one or more Local Level Government (LLG) areas. For census purposes, the LLG areas are subdivided into wards and those into census units.
Members of the National Parliament
The province and each district is represented by a Member of the National Parliament. There is one provincial electorate and each district is an open electorate. The following table lists Members before and after the 2007 general election.
|Electorate||Previous member (party)||2007 winner (party)|
|West Sepik Provincial||Carlos Yuni (Independent)||Simon Solo (NA) |
|Aitape-Lumi Open||Patrick Pruaitch (NA)||Patrick Pruaitch (NA) |
|Nuku Open||Andrew Kumbakor (PANGU)||Andrew Kumbakor (PANGU) |
|Telefomin Open||Atimeng Buhupe (NA)||Peter Iwei (PDM) |
|Vanimo-Green River Open||Philip Inou (PAP)||Belden Namah (NA) |
- National Statistical Office of Papua New Guinea
- "95 candidates declared". The National. Retrieved 2007-07-30.
- "PNG’s National Alliance now has seven seats, expects another 13". Radio New Zealand International. Retrieved 2007-07-23.
- "Kumbakor returns". Post Courier Online. Retrieved 2007-07-19.
- "41 MPs declared". The National. Retrieved 2007-07-25.
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