Islands Region

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Islands Region
Papua New Guinea Islands Region.png
Coordinates: 4°21′S 152°16′E / 4.350°S 152.267°E / -4.350; 152.267Coordinates: 4°21′S 152°16′E / 4.350°S 152.267°E / -4.350; 152.267
Country  Papua New Guinea
Largest city Arawa
 • Total 89,803 km2 (34,673 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 918,151
 • Density 10/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)

The Islands Region is one of four regions of Papua New Guinea (PNG) comprising the Bismarck Archipelago and north-eastern Solomon Islands Archipelago, located north-east of the mainland on eastern New Guinea island.

This is the least densely inhabited region of the country with a population of 750,000 (14% of PNG).[1]

It is distinct through its prehistory and history, as shown by the prevalence of Austronesian languages, and archeological findings of Lapita pottery culture.


The Region is administratively divided into five provinces:


  1. ^ PNG Census 2000

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