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+10:00 (PNGST)|
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 New Guinea island (the mainland).
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:
- Papua New Guinea National Statistical Office (November 2013). "2011 National Population & Housing Census: Final Figures Booklet". Retrieved 10 June 2018.
- PNG National Statistical Office