Victor Emanuel Range

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Victor Emanuel Range
Victor Emanuel Range is located in Papua New Guinea
Victor Emanuel Range
Geography
StatePapua New Guinea
Range coordinates5°18′S 142°00′E / 5.300°S 142.000°E / -5.300; 142.000Coordinates: 5°18′S 142°00′E / 5.300°S 142.000°E / -5.300; 142.000
Parent rangeIsland of New Guinea

The Victor Emanuel Range is a limestone mountain range in the New Guinea Highlands of western Papua New Guinea. It was named after the King of Italy by the Italian naturalist Luigi D'Albertis while he was charting the course of the Fly River,[1] which originates at this range. To the north, the headwaters of the Sepik River are also found here. This range rises to 3,310 m (10,860 ft),[2] forming a spur of the Star Mountains to the east.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keane, John Fryer (1887). Three years of a wanderer's life. 1. Ward and Downey. p. 132. Retrieved 2011-04-04.
  2. ^ Rannells, Jackson; Matatier, Elesallah (2005). PNG fact book: a one-volume encyclopedia of Papua New Guinea (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 238. ISBN 0-19-555091-9.
  3. ^ Papua New Guinea handbook. Pacific Publications. 1976. p. 241.