New Guinea Islands Region
|Country||Papua New Guinea|
|• Total||56,602 km2 (21,854 sq mi)|
|• Density||19/km2 (50/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+10 (AEST)|
The New Guinea Islands Region is one of four regions of Papua New Guinea (PNG) comprising the Bismarck Archipelago and north-western Solomon Islands Archipelago, located north-east of the mainland on eastern New Guinea island.
This is the least populous inhabited region of the country with an estimated population of 1,096,000 (15% of PNG) in 2011.
The Region is administratively divided into five provinces:
- Autonomous Province of Bougainville (North Solomons)
- East New Britain
- New Ireland
- West New Britain
- Papua New Guinea National Statistical Office (November 2013). "2011 National Population & Housing Census: Final Figures Booklet". Retrieved 10 June 2018.
- PNG National Statistical Office
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