Gulf Province

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Gulf Province
Flag of Gulf Province
Gulf Province in Papua New Guinea
Gulf Province in Papua New Guinea
Coordinates: 7°20′S 145°0′E / 7.333°S 145.000°E / -7.333; 145.000
Country Papua New Guinea
Capital Kerema
 • Governor Havila Kavo 2007-
 • Total 34,472 km2 (13,310 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 158,197
 • Density 4.6/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)

Gulf Province is a province of Papua New Guinea located on the southern coast. The provincial capital is Kerema. The 34,472 km² province is dominated by mountains, lowland river deltas, and grassland flood plains, the Kikori, Turama, Purari and Vailala rivers all meet the sea known as the Papuan Gulf. The province has the second-smallest population of all the provinces of Papua New Guinea with 106,898 inhabitants (2000 census).

Districts and LLGs[edit]

Each province in Papua New Guinea has one or more districts, and 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.[1]

District District Capital LLG Name
Kerema District Kerema Central Kerema Rural
East Kerema Rural
Kaintiba Rural
Kerema Urban
Kotidanga Rural
Lakekamu-Tauri Rural
Kikori District Kikori Baimuru Rural
East Kikori Rural
Ihu Rural
West Kikori Rural