Enarotali

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Enarotali
Town
Enarotali is located in Western New Guinea
Enarotali
Enarotali
Location of Enarotali in Papua
Coordinates: 3°55′47″S 136°22′40″E / 3.92972°S 136.37778°E / -3.92972; 136.37778
Country Indonesia
ProvincePapua
RegencyPaniai Regency
ClimateCfb

Enarotali is a city in Indonesia located in the Papua province.

Geography[edit]

It is located in the Highlands, on the shore of Lake Paniai. Its altitude is about 1750 m, located near a fertile mountain plain surrounding the lake and it is surrounded by hills and mountains. It is served by the Enarotali Airport. It is the capital of Paniai Regency, Papua province. The city is at present developing towards Mahdi, located 12 km to the east.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Enarotali
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 20.8
(69.4)
20.8
(69.4)
20.4
(68.7)
19.8
(67.6)
18.9
(66.0)
17.8
(64.0)
16.9
(62.4)
16.9
(62.4)
18.2
(64.8)
19.8
(67.6)
20.6
(69.1)
20.7
(69.3)
19.3
(66.7)
Average low °C (°F) 9.9
(49.8)
10.0
(50.0)
10.4
(50.7)
10.2
(50.4)
10.3
(50.5)
9.9
(49.8)
9.5
(49.1)
9.3
(48.7)
9.2
(48.6)
9.6
(49.3)
9.6
(49.3)
10.0
(50.0)
9.8
(49.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 256
(10.1)
324
(12.8)
258
(10.2)
273
(10.7)
289
(11.4)
314
(12.4)
314
(12.4)
303
(11.9)
291
(11.5)
4,260
(167.7)
243
(9.6)
233
(9.2)
3,358
(132.2)
Source: Climate-data.org

History[edit]

Enarotali is considered to be the only colonial city built in the interior of New Guinea by the Dutch.

Population[edit]

The population of the Paniai Regency was 149,093 in 2010, however most of them didn't live in the provincial capital, but in the countryside. The main tribes are Mee, Moni, Wolani and Dani. The former three tribes speak the Paniai Lakes languages, which is a language family named after the lakes. They depend on agriculture, including the cultivation of sweet potato and breeding livestock.

Coordinates: 3°55′47″S 136°22′40″E / 3.92972°S 136.37778°E / -3.92972; 136.37778