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Flag of Papua
Coat of arms of Papua
Coat of arms
Karya Swadaya
(Self-Reliance Works)
Location of Papua in Indonesia
Location of Papua in Indonesia
Coordinates (Jayapura): 2°32′S 140°43′E / 2.533°S 140.717°E / -2.533; 140.717Coordinates: 2°32′S 140°43′E / 2.533°S 140.717°E / -2.533; 140.717
Established1 May 1963
and largest city
 • BodyProvincial Government of Papua
 • GovernorLukas Enembe
 • Vice GovernorKlemen Tinal [id]
 • Total315,091.62 km2 (121,657.55 sq mi)
Area rank1st in Indonesia
Highest elevation
4,884 m (16,024 ft)
 (mid 2019)
 • Total3,379,302
 • Rank21st in Indonesia
 • Density11/km2 (28/sq mi)
 Health Ministry 2014 Estimate
 • Ethnic groupsPapuan, Melanesian (including Aitinyo, Aefak, Asmat, Agast, Dani, Ayamaru, Mandacan, Mee/Paniai Biak, Serui), Javanese
 • ReligionChristianity (83.15%)
Islam (15.88%)
Hinduism (0.09%)
Buddhism (0.05%)
Other (0.82%)
 • LanguagesIndonesian (official)
269 indigenous Papuan languages
Austronesian languages
Time zoneUTC+9 (Indonesia Eastern Time)
ISO 3166 codeID-PA
HDIIncrease 0.608 (Medium)
HDI rank34th in Indonesia (2019)

Papua is the largest and easternmost province of Indonesia, comprising most of Western New Guinea. It is bordered by the state of Papua New Guinea to the east, the province of West Papua to the west, the Pacific Ocean to the north, and the Arafura Sea to the south. According to the 2010 census by Statistics Indonesia, Papua had a population of 2,833,381, the majority of whom are Christians.[2] The 2015 Intermediate Census revealed a population of 3,143,088, while the latest official estimate (as at mid 2019) is 3,379,302.[3] The province is divided into twenty-eight regencies and one city. Its capital and largest city is Jayapura.

The province was formerly called Irian Jaya and comprised the entire Western New Guinea until the inauguration of the province of West Papua (then West Irian Jaya) in 2001. In 2002, Papua adopted its current name and was granted a special autonomous status under Indonesian legislation. Puncak Jaya is the province's highest mountain and the highest point in Indonesia.


Indonesia proclaimed its independence in 1945 and claimed all of the territory of the former Dutch East Indies, including Western New Guinea. However, the region was retained by the Netherlands until the mid-1960s, which caused Indonesia to repeatedly launch military operations there. It was agreed through the New York Agreement in 1962 that the administration of Western New Guinea would be temporarily transferred from the Netherlands to Indonesia and that by 1969 the United Nations should oversee a referendum of the Papuan people, in which they would be given two options: to remain part of Indonesia or to become an independent nation. This vote was referred to as the Act of Free Choice.[4] The referendum was recognised by the international community and the region became the Indonesian province of Irian Jaya. The province has been renamed as Papua since 2002.[5]

In January 2003 President Megawati Sukarnoputri signed an order dividing Papua into three provinces: Central Irian Jaya (Irian Jaya Tengah), Papua (or East Irian Jaya, Irian Jaya Timur), and West Papua (Irian Jaya Barat). The formality of installing a local government for Jaraka in Irian Jaya Barat (West) took place in February 2003 and a governor was appointed in November; a government for Irian Jaya Tengah (Central Irian Jaya) was delayed from August 2003 due to violent local protests. The creation of this separate Central Irian Jaya Province was blocked by Indonesian courts, who declared it to be unconstitutional and in contravention of the Papua's special autonomy agreement. The previous division into two provinces was allowed to stand as an established fact.[6]


Nius Kogoya, Provincial Representative for Tolikara

The province of Papua is governed by a directly elected governor (currently Lukas Enembe) and a regional legislature, People's Representative Council of Papua (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Papua, abbreviated as DPRP or DPR Papua).[7] A government organisation that only exists in Papua is the Papuan People's Assembly (Majelis Rakyat Papua), which was formed by the Indonesian government in 2005 as a coalition of Papuan tribal chiefs, tasked with arbitration and speaking on behalf of Papuan tribal customs.

The province of Papua is one of three provinces to have obtained special autonomy status, the others being Aceh and West Papua. According to Law 21/2001 on Special Autonomy Status (UU Nomor 21 Tahun 2001 tentang Otonomi khusus Papua), the provincial government of Papua is provided with authority within all sectors of administration, except for the five strategic areas of foreign affairs, security and defense, monetary and fiscal affairs, religion and justice. The provincial government is authorised to issue local regulations to further stipulate the implementation of the special autonomy, including regulating the authority of districts and municipalities within the province. Due to its special autonomy status, Papua province is provided with significant amount of special autonomy funds, which can be used to benefit its indigenous peoples. But the province has low fiscal capacity and it is highly dependent on unconditional transfers and the above-mentioned special autonomy fund, which accounted for about 55% of total revenues in 2008.

After obtaining its special autonomy status, in order to allow the local population access to timber production benefits, the Papuan provincial government issued a number of decrees, enabling:

  • a Timber Logging Permit for Customary Communities, which enabled local people to carry out timber extraction in small concessions (250 to 1,000 hectares) for one year through a community-based or participatory community cooperative;
  • a Permit to Manage Customary Forests, which was a timber extraction permit for larger concessions (up to 2,000 hectares) for a maximum of 20 years;
  • logging companies had to pay compensations to local communities in addition to all other fees and taxes collected by the national government.

Administrative divisions[edit]

As of 2010 (following the separation of West Papua Province in 2003), the residual Papua Province consisted of 28 regencies (kabupaten) and one autonomous city (kota); these regencies and the city are together subdivided as at 2018 into 560 districts (distriks), and thence into 5,521 "villages" (kelurahan and desa). In Papua, as well as in the province of West Papua, kecamatan are commonly referred to as distrik.

The regencies (kabupaten) and the city (kota) are listed below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census and the 2015 Intermediate Census, together with the most recent estimates as at mid 2019.[8]

Name Area
Capital Number of
Number of
Merauke Regency 46,074.63 195,716 216,271 227,411 Merauke 20 190 0.693 (Medium)
Boven Digoel Regency 23,621.52 55,784 62,862 69,211 Tanah Merah 20 112 0.608 (Medium)
Mappi Regency 22,979.35 81,658 91,657 108,914 Kepi 15 164 0.577 (Medium)
Asmat Regency 26,118.09 76,577 88,373 97,490 Agats 19 221 0.493 (Low)
Southern group 118,793.59 409,735 459,163 503,026 74 687
Biak Numfor Regency 2,229.24 126,798 138,790 152,401 Biak 19 268 0.719 (High)
Deiyai Regency 3,064.33 62,119 69,290 74,529 Tigi 5 67 0.495 (Low)
Dogiyai Regency 4,680.65 84,230 92,048 97,902 Kigamani 10 79 0.544 (Low)
Intan Jaya Regency 5,712.59 40,490 45,846 49,293 Sugapa 8 97 0.465 (Low)
Kepulauan Yapen Regency
(Yapen Islands)
2,406.73 82,951 91,240 101,204 Serui 16 165 0.670 (Medium)
Mimika Regency 18,675.95 182,001 201,300 219,689 Timika 18 152 0.731 (High)
Nabire Regency 12,010.65 129,893 139,921 150,308 Nabire 15 81 0.677 (Medium)
Paniai Regency 4,891.17 153,432 164,008 177,410 Enarotali 23 221 0.558 (Medium)
Supiori Regency 690.16 15,874 18,222 20,710 Sorendiweri 5 38 0.618 (Medium)
Waropen Regency 10,592.39 24,639 28,444 31,514 Botawa 11 100 0.648 (Medium)
Western group 64,953.86 902,427 989,109 1,074,960 130 1,268
Jayapura City 817.84 256,705 282,766 300,192 Jayapura City 5 39 0.795 (High)
Jayapura Regency 14,048.15 111,943 121,163 131,802 Sentani 19 144 0.712 (High)
Jayawijaya Regency 2,742.58 196,085 206,133 217,887 Wamena 40 332 0.568 (Medium)
Keerom Regency 8,476.34 48,536 53,612 57,100 Waris 11 91 0.657 (Medium)
Lanny Jaya Regency 2,852.15 148,522 172,438 178,995 Tiom 39 355 0.473 (Low)
Mamberamo Raya Regency
(Great Mamberamo)
28,034.87 18,365 21,301 24,086 Burmeso 8 60 0.512 (Low)
Mamberamo Tengah Regency
(Central Mamberamo)
3,384.14 39,537 46,198 48,201 Kobakma 5 59 0.464 (Low)
Nduga Regency 5,329.43 79,053 93,862 98,595 Kenyam 32 248 0.294 (Low)
Pegunungan Bintang Regency
(Bintang Mountains Regency)
15,043.96 65,434 71,608 75,788 Oksibil 34 277 0.442 (Low)
Puncak Regency 7,547,72 93,218 103,342 113,204 Ilaga 25 206 0.380 (Low)
Puncak Jaya Regency 5,019.67 101,148 114,978 129,300 Mulia 26 305 0.443 (Low)
Sarmi Regency 12,961.31 32,971 36,714 40,515 Sarmi 10 94 0.604 (Medium)
Tolikara Regency 3,673.83 114,427 130,862 139,111 Karubaga 46 545 0.488 (Low)
Yahukimo Regency 15,978.80 164,512 181,139 190,887 Dekai 51 511 0.485 (Low)
Yalimo Regency 3,660.26 50,763 58,700 62,605 Elelim 5 300 0.471 (Low)

Provincial decentralisation history[edit]

In 2000, the present area of Papua Province originally consisted of nine regencies:

  • Biak Numfor, Jayapura, Jayawijaya, Merauke, Mimika, Nabire, Paniai, Puncak Jaya and Yapen Waropen

On 12 November 2002, the following nine additional regencies were created:

  • Keerom and Sarmi Regencies were split from Jayapura Regency
  • Bintang Mountains (Pegunungan Bintan), Tolikara and Yahukimo Regencies were split from Jayawijaya Regency
  • Asmat, Boven Digoel and Mappi Regencies were split from Merauke Regency (this larger area, the original Merauke Regency, is since 2013 planned to be created a new province under the name of South Papua (Papua Selatan))
  • Yapen Waropen Regency was split into Yapen Islands Regency (Kepulauan Yapen) and Waropen Regency

On 8 January 2004, Supiori Regency was split from Biak Numfor Regency, bringing the total number of regencies to nineteen.

On 15 March 2007, under Law No. 19/2007, the following two regencies were created:

On 4 January 2008, five other new regencies were created by Home Affairs Minister Mardiyanto who also installed five temporary regents. These five new regencies were:

  • 4 formerly from part of Jayawijaya Regency:
    • Central Mamberamo Regency with five districts, with Kobakma as the regental seat. Created by the Law No. 3/2008, the first regent was David Pagawak.
    • Yalimo Regency also has five districts, with Elelim as the regental capital. Created by the Law No. 4/2008, the first regent was Elia Ibrahim Loupatty.
    • Lanny Jaya Regency with ten districts, with Tiom as the regental capital. Created by the Law No.5/2008, the first regent was Pribadi Sukartono. The number of districts was subsequently increased to thirty-nine.
    • Nduga Regency with eight districts, with Kenyam as the regental capital. Created by the Law No. 6/2008, the first regent was Hans Dortheus. The number of districts was subsequently increased to thirty-two.
  • 1 formerly from part of Puncak Jaya Regency:
    • Puncak Regency also had eight districts, with Ilaga as the regental capital. Created by the Law No. 7/2008, the first regent was Simon Alom. The number of districts was subsequently increased to twenty-five.

Within 2008, Intan Jaya and Deiyai Regencies were split from Paniai Regency.

Proposed new regencies, cities and provinces[edit]

On 25 October 2013 the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) began reviewing draft laws on the establishment of 57 prospective regencies/cities (and 8 new provinces).[10] This included two new provinces to be formed from parts of the existing Papua Province (and one new province from the existing West Papua Province), as well as the creation of seventeen new regencies and two new cities (independent municipalities). The new regencies will be:

  • Moyo, Muara Digul and Admi Korbay
  • Gili Menawa, Balin Senter, Bogaga, Puncak Trikora, Katengban, Okika, Yalimek, Ser Yahukimo Western Mountains, Mambera Hulu, Southwest Yahukimo, East Yahukimo and North Yahukimo
  • Northwest Yapen, East Yapen, Numfor Island and Ghondumi Sisare

And the new cities will be the municipalities of:

  • Merauke and Lembah Baliem (Baliem Valley)

The two new provinces from parts of the existing Papua province have recently been approved by Indonesia's House of Representatives:

  • South Papua, and
  • Central Papua

Another new province, to be split from West Papua, will be Southwest Papua.[11]

South Papua[edit]

Morning in Senggo Village, Mappi Regency.

The proposed South Papua (Papua Selatan) Province would cover an area of 119,749 km2 (46,235 sq mi) which is rich in natural resources. It will encompass four existing regencies:

  • Asmat, Boven Digoel, Mappi and Merauke

And will thus equate closely to the original Merauke Regency prior to the splitting of that entity in 2002. Within the existing regencies, new regencies to be added are the following:

  • Moyo (from part of Boven Digoel Regency)
  • Muara Digul and Admi Korbay (both parts of from Mappi Regency)

And a new municipality of Merauke City (which is scheduled to be created from the urban part of Merauke Regency). Following a visit to Papua by Joko Widodo in 2019, Minister of Home Affairs Tito Karnavian reported that the split have been discussed with and was accepted by Papua's governor Lukas Enembe.[12]

Central Papua[edit]

According to a 20 January 2012 report in the Cenderawasih Pos Jakarta, the central government is moving forward with the creation of "Central Papua".[citation needed] At that time it was envisaged that the new province would comprise ten existing regencies:

  • Supiori, Biak Numfor, Yapen Islands, Waropen, Nabire, Dogiyai, Deiyai, Intan Jaya, Paniai, and Mimika

The new Central Papua Province, and the residual Papua Province, would together include the new regencies.

First of, for the residual Papua Province:

  • Gili Menawa (from Jayapura Regency)
  • Balin Senter (from Lanny Jaya Regency and Tolikara Regency)
  • Boboga (from Tolikara Regency)
  • Puncak Trikora (from Lanny Jaya Regency)
  • Katengban (from Bintang Mountains Regency)
  • Okika (from Jayawijaya Regency), and
  • Yalimek, Ser Yahukimo Western Mountains, Mambera Hulu, Southwest Yahukimo, East Yahukimo and North Yakuhimo (all six from Yahukimo Regency)

And a new municipality of Lembah Baliem (Baliem Valley, created from Jayawijaya Regency)

And for the new Central Papua Province:

Jayapura City[edit]

Jayapura at night

The city of Jayapura also has the status of an autonomous city, equal to a regency. It was founded on 7 March 1910 as Hollandia and is the capital. Since Indonesian administration the name of the city has been changed to Kotabaru, then to Sukarnopura before its current name, Jayapura.[13] Jayapura is also the largest city of Papua Province, with a small but active tourism industry.[clarification needed] It is built on a slope overlooking the bay. Cenderawasih University (UNCEN) campus at Abepura houses the University Museum where some of the Asmat artifacts collected by Michael Rockefeller are stored.[14] Both Tanjung Ria beach, near the market at Hamadi – site of 22 April 1944 Allied invasion during World War II – and the site of General Douglas MacArthur's World War II headquarters at Ifar Gunung have monuments commemorating the events.[citation needed]


Puncak Jaya is the tallest mountain between the Himalayas and the Andes.

A central east–west mountain range dominates the geography of the island of New Guinea, over 1,600 km (1,000 mi) in total length. The western section is around 600 km (400 mi) long and 100 km (60 mi) across.[citation needed] The province contains the highest mountains between the Himalayas and the Andes, rising up to 4,884 metres (16,024 ft) high, and ensuring a steady supply of rain from the tropical atmosphere.[citation needed] The tree line is around 4,000 metres (13,000 ft) elevation and the tallest peaks contain permanent equatorial glaciers,[citation needed] increasingly melting due to a changing climate.[citation needed] Various other smaller mountain ranges occur both north and west of the central ranges.[citation needed] Except in high elevations, most areas possess a hot, humid climate throughout the year, with some seasonal variation associated with the northeast monsoon season.

The southern and northern lowlands stretch for hundreds of kilometres and include lowland rainforests, extensive wetlands, savanna grasslands, and expanses of mangrove forest.[citation needed] The southern lowlands are the site of Lorentz National Park, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[15]

The province's largest river is the Mamberamo located in the northern part of the province.[citation needed] The result is a large area of lakes and rivers known as the Lakes Plains region.[citation needed] The Baliem Valley, home of the Dani people, is a tableland 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) above sea level in the midst of the central mountain range.[citation needed] Puncak Jaya, also known by its Dutch colonial name, "Carstensz Pyramid", is a limestone mountain peak 4,884 metres (16,024 ft) above sea level.[citation needed] It is the highest peak of Oceania.[citation needed]


1995 ABC news report on the impact of transmigration and development on the Dani
Historical population
1971 923,440—    
1980 1,173,875+27.1%
1990 1,648,708+40.5%
1995 1,942,627+17.8%
2000 2,220,934+14.3%
2010 2,833,381+27.6%
2015 3,143,088+10.9%
2019 3,379,302+7.5%
Source: Badan Pusat Statistik 2010, 2015 and (mid-year estimate) 2019.

Papua province has a fertility rate of 2.9 children per woman[citation needed] The population grew from the 1.94 million recorded in the 2000 Indonesia Census, to 2.83 million as recorded by the 2010 Census,[16] and is officially estimated to be at about 3,347,100 in mid 2019.[17] From the early 1990s until the mid 2010s, Papua had the highest population growth rate of all Indonesian provinces at over 3% annually.[citation needed] This was partly a result of birth rates, but mainly due to migration from other parts of Indonesia.[citation needed] An overwhelming percentage of these migrants came as part of a government-sponsored transmigration program.[citation needed]

The densest population center, other than the large coastal cities that house Indonesian bureaucratic and commercial apparatus, is located in and around the town of Wamena in the Baliem Valley of the Central Highlands.[citation needed]

Religion in Papua (2010 census)[18]
religion percent
Roman Catholicism
Not Asked
Not Stated

Ethnic groups[edit]

Papuan dance from Yapen

The following are some of the most well-known ethnic groups of Papua:

The Yei (pronounced Yay) are sometimes known as the Jei, Je, Yei-nan people.

There are approximately 2,500 speakers of the Yei language. 40% Ethno Religionists- animistic tribal religion 60% Catholics and other Christians (blended with animistic beliefs & customs): The Yei language is believed to have two dialects observed by a Wycliffe, SIL language survey in 2001. At home the Yei people speak their own language but use Indonesian for trade, wider communication and at school. Most Yei are literate in Indonesian.

There are elementary schools in each village. About 10–30% of children continue in middle school. Very few go to high school. The nearest high school is in Merauke city. They live primarily by hunting, fishing, and gardening short and long term crops in the lowlands. The Yei diet mainly consists of rice, vegetables, fish and roasted sago. With their land at an altitude of less than 100 meters above sea level, the Yei people can best be accessed by vehicle on the road from Merauke or by motorized canoe up the Maro River. There is no airstrip or airplane access other than float plane which is currently available from Merauke through MAF by about a 15-minute flight to Toray. The Poo and Bupul villages have a clinic but people still use traditional medicines. There is very little infrastructure in the area: no telephones or toilets. At night electricity is run from a generator. There are single side-band radios (SSBs) in Bupul, Tanas, Poo, and Erambu villages, mainly used by the police and military force. Most villages get their drinking water from the Maro River, but some get it from wells or by collecting rain.[citation needed]


According to the 2010 census, 83.15% of the Papuans identified themselves as Christian with 65.48% being Protestant and 17.67% being Roman Catholic. 15.88% of the population was Muslim and less than 1% were Buddhist or Hindu.[19] There is also substantial practice of animism, the traditional religion for many Papuans, with many blending animistic beliefs with other religions such as Christianity.


In 2011, Papuan caretaker governor Syamsul Arief Rivai claimed Papua's forests cover 42 million hectares with an estimated worth of Rp 700 trillion ($78 billion) and that if the forests were managed properly and sustainably, they could produce over 500 million cubic meters of logs per annum.[20]

The Grasberg Mine, the world's largest gold mine and second-largest copper mine,[21] is located in the highlands near Puncak Jaya, the highest mountain in Papua.


Paradisaea apoda, native to Papua, displaying its feathers

The island has an estimated 16,000 species of plant, 124 genera of which are endemic.[22] Papua's known forest fauna includes; marsupials (including possums, wallabies, tree-kangaroos, cuscuses); other mammals (including the endangered long-beaked echidna); bird species such as birds-of-paradise, cassowaries, parrots, and cockatoos; the world's longest lizards (Papua monitor); and the world's largest butterflies.[23]

The waterways and wetlands of Papua are also home to salt and freshwater crocodile, tree monitors, flying foxes, osprey, bats and other animals;[24] while the equatorial glacier fields remain largely unexplored.[25]

Protected areas within Papua province include the World Heritage Lorentz National Park, and the Wasur National Park, a Ramsar wetland of international importance.[citation needed]

In February 2006, a team of scientists exploring the Foja Mountains, Sarmi, discovered new species of birds, butterflies, amphibians, and plants, including possibly the largest-flowered species of rhododendron.[26]

Ecological threats include logging-induced deforestation, forest conversion for plantation agriculture (including oil palm), smallholder agricultural conversion, the introduction and potential spread of alien species such as the crab-eating macaque which preys on and competes with indigenous species, the illegal species trade, and water pollution from oil and mining operations.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


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