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Tanah Merah
Tanah Merah is located in West Papua (province)
Tanah Merah
Tanah Merah
Location of Tanah Merah in Papua
Coordinates: 6°5′48″S 140°18′12″E / 6.09667°S 140.30333°E / -6.09667; 140.30333
Country  Indonesia
Province Papua
Regency Boven Digoel Regency

Tanah Merah (or Tanamerah) is a town in the Papua province of Indonesia (not to be confused with Tanahmerah Bay) situated on the Digul river within the interior of Western New Guinea. The town acted as a Dutch penal colony during the period when Indonesia was a Dutch colony.[1]

There is an airport ICAO: WAKT.


  1. ^ Indonesian Independence Committee (Melbourne, Vic.) (1946), Dutch imperialism exposed : the green hell of Tanah Merrah, Indonesian Independence Committee, retrieved 4 June 2012