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Location of Enga Province
|Country||Papua New Guinea|
|• Total||2,001 km2 (773 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,000 m (7,000 ft)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||37/km2 (95/sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10)|
Kandep District is one of the five Districts of Enga Province, Papua New Guinea. It is located in the southern part of Wabag, capital town of Enga. Kandep shares land borders between Laiagam-Porgera district, Wabag, and Wapenimanda District. It also shares borders with Southern Highlands, Western highlands and the newly breakaway Hela Province. Kandep is accessible by road, and the Kandep - Laiagam Road links to Wabag which is 3 hours drive back and forth. The Kandep - Mendi road is under construction. The Kandep - Magarima Road is also connected.
Kandep was formed due to volcanic eruption of Mt. Sugarloaf, and thus has many crater lakes; the largest being the Pakelem Lake of Lyumbi Island.
The people of Kandep live in tribes and land is owned by individual tribes. Kandep is one of the worst higher altitude tropical frost victims.
Kandep has a population of approximately 73,000.