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Sanananda is a village on the coast of Oro Province, Papua New Guinea.


Sanananda was occupied by the Imperial Japanese in 1942 during World War II and became a heavily fortified defensive area. It was liberated by the Australian Army and US Army on 18 January 1943 during the Battle of Buna-Gona.


Coordinates: 8°38′S 148°22′E / 8.633°S 148.367°E / -8.633; 148.367