Kandep District

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Kandep District
Location of Enga Province
Location of Enga Province
Kandep District is located in Papua New Guinea
Kandep District
Kandep District
Location within Papua New Guinea
Coordinates: 5°25′S 143°30′E / 5.417°S 143.500°E / -5.417; 143.500
Country Papua New Guinea
Province Enga Province
Capital Wabag
 • Total 2,001 km2 (773 sq mi)
Elevation 2,000 m (7,000 ft)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 73,102
 • Density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)

Kandep District[1] 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. Also shares borders with Southern Highlands, Western highlands and newly breakaway Hela Province. Kandep is accessible by road. Kandep - Laiagam Road linking to Wabag is 3 hours drive back and forth. Kandep - Mendi road is (under construction). Kandep - Magarima Road are all 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. Kandep is sometimes thought to be good for tourists because of its lakes and the natural beauty.

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.

Kandep has two LLGs, Lai Rural LLG and Wage Rural LLG.Having divided by the long swamp,extending from north to south, Lai Rural LLG lies on the east and Wage on the west of the swamp.


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