Star Mountains

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The Star Mountains, from space. Telefomin and Tabubil can be seen clearly in this image.

The Star Mountains (Dutch (colonial): Sterrengebergte; Indonesian Pegunungan Bintang) are a mountain range in western Papua New Guinea, stretching from the border with Indonesia, at about 5°S 141°E / 5°S 141°E / -5; 141Coordinates: 5°S 141°E / 5°S 141°E / -5; 141 to the Hindenburg Range. They have an annual rainfall of more than 10,000 mm/year, and although no official scientific weather station has ever been established it has been claimed to be one of the wettest places on earth.[1]


  1. ^ McKinnon, Rowan, Carillet, Jean-Bernand, Starnes, Dean (2008). Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Lonely Planet. p. 204. ISBN 1-74104-580-0. 

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