Bismarck Range

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Bismarck Range
Mount Wilhelm.jpg
Mount Wilhelm in the Bismarck Range
Highest point
PeakMount Wilhelm
Elevation4,509 m (14,793 ft)
Coordinates5°48′S 145°02′E / 5.800°S 145.033°E / -5.800; 145.033
Bismarck Range is located in Papua New Guinea
Bismarck Range
CountryPapua New Guinea
ProvincesSimbu, Madang and Western Highlands
Range coordinates5°30′S 144°45′E / 5.500°S 144.750°E / -5.500; 144.750Coordinates: 5°30′S 144°45′E / 5.500°S 144.750°E / -5.500; 144.750

The Bismarck Range is a mountain range in the Western Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.[1][2] The range is named after the German Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck. From the 1880s to 1914 this part of the island was a German colony.

The highest point is Mount Wilhelm at 4,509 m (14,793 ft). At over 3,400 metres (11,155 ft), the landscape is alpine with tundra, in spite of the tropical climate. The Ramu River has its source in the range.

The Bismarck Range on the Papuan side (east of the border).


  1. ^ Bismarck Range: Papua New Guinea National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
  2. ^ Bismarck Range