Arawe

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Arawe
Arawe is located in Papua New Guinea
Arawe
Arawe
Location in Papua New Guinea
Geography
Coordinates6°09′36″S 149°00′54″E / 6.1600°S 149.0150°E / -6.1600; 149.0150Coordinates: 6°09′36″S 149°00′54″E / 6.1600°S 149.0150°E / -6.1600; 149.0150
Administration
ProvinceWest New Britain Province
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Time zone

Arawe is an island in Papua New Guinea, located on the southern coast of New Britain about 100 kilometres (62 mi) from Cape Gloucester. It is also the name given to the island's surrounding area, which is also known as Cape Merkus. A small harbour known as Arawe Harbour provides an anchorage. The Battle of Arawe was fought for control of the region during World War II.

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