Daru

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Daru
Town
Location of Daru
Daru is located in Papua New Guinea
Daru
Daru
Location in Papua New Guinea
Coordinates: 9°05′S 143°12′E / 9.083°S 143.200°E / -9.083; 143.200Coordinates: 9°05′S 143°12′E / 9.083°S 143.200°E / -9.083; 143.200
Country  Papua New Guinea
Province Western Province
District South Fly District
LLG Daru Urban
Established 1884
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 20,053
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)

Daru is the capital of the Western Province of Papua New Guinea.[1] The township is entirely located on an island that goes by the same name, which is located near the mouth of the Fly River on the western side of the Gulf, just north of Torres Strait and Far North Queensland. Daru has approximately the same population as Tabubil and is the second-largest southern coastal settlement in Papua New Guinea after Port Moresby. Daru has about 13,000 inhabitants and is the biggest coastal village in western Papua New Guinea.


The language of the Daru people is Kiwai (South-West Coastal Kiwai), also spoken on neighbouring mainland villages (the name Kiwai comes from Kiwai Island further northwest in the Fly River delta). However, the Kiwai settlement of Daru is fairly recent. The original inhabitants, the Hiamo, were Western-Central Torres Strait Islanders originally from Yama in the Torres Strait. With the Kiwai colonisations, the main group of Hiamo people moved to Southern Torres Strait and settled the Muralag group.

It is served by Daru Airport, a small airstrip.

Census
Unit
Number
Name Households Population
Male
Population
Female
Population
total
Coordinates
001 Cameron Road 71 280 206 486
002 Tamate Street 64 237 188 425
003 Section 29/ 31/ 33/ 34 75 401 355 756
004 Tompkins Street 68 292 265 557
005 Butterworth Street 61 207 191 398
006 Street I 71 300 278 578
007 Bomana 104 414 362 776
008 Daru High School 62 225 202 427
009 Murray Street 59 185 175 360
011 Ipisa 2 Corner 53 201 159 360
012 Sepe Corner 41 274 233 507
013 Tuireture Corner 68 314 271 585
014 Samari Corner 46 192 198 390
015 Mabudawan Corner 40 146 128 274
016 Madame Corner 27 131 125 256
017 Wabada Corner 23 99 100 199
018 Giwari 1 Corner 22 93 90 183
019 Giwari 2 Corner 56 194 166 360
020 Gelam Tail Corner 14 46 37 83
021 Parama Corner 44 194 190 384
022 Ormo Sapuwo Corner 52 233 218 451
023 Ipisia 1 Corner 29 165 170 335
024 Sevirimabu Corner 47 211 211 422
025 Katatai Corner 71 200 220 420
026 Boze Corner 11 44 36 80
027 Bamu 1 Corner 54 221 201 422
028 Bamu 2 Corner 41 160 142 302
029 Bamu 3 Corner 65 214 195 409
030 Refugee Area 38 118 111 229
031 Gaima Corner 81 303 265 568
032 Sikani Settlement 3 12 6 18
033 Solomon Corner 91 480 399 879


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan Steps Up Interest in Papua New Guinea's Gas Riches". Wall Street Journal. 23 May 2013. Archived from the original on 5 June 2013.