Waisai

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Waisai
The Port of Waisai
The Port of Waisai
Waisai is located in Western New Guinea
Waisai
Waisai
Location of Waisai in West Papua
Coordinates: 0°25′23.5″S 130°49′6.8″E / 0.423194°S 130.818556°E / -0.423194; 130.818556Coordinates: 0°25′23.5″S 130°49′6.8″E / 0.423194°S 130.818556°E / -0.423194; 130.818556
Country Indonesia
ProvinceCoat of arms of West Papua.svg West Papua
RegencyLambang Kabupaten Raja Ampat, Papua Barat.gif Raja Ampat Regency
Area
 • Total295.12[1] km2 (113.95 sq mi)
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
8,242[1]
 • Density67.63/km2 (175.16/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (WIT)
Area code(s)+62951

Waisai is a town in the east of the island of Waigeo in the Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia. It is the capital of the Raja Ampat Regency. The inhabitants of Waigeo speaks the Waigeo language, also known as Ambel, Amberi or Amber, as well as the Ma'ya language. It is a transit point for tourists visiting the rest of the archipelago, and its airport is reachable by plane from the larger cities of Manado and Sorong, or ferry from the latter.[2]

While it is mainly a stopping point for tourists before continuing to the rest of the islands, the town includes a dive resort, several accommodations, and two beaches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BPS Kabupaten Raja Ampat". BPS Kabupaten Raja Ampat. Indonesian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  2. ^ "How to get to Raja Ampat". Stay Raja Ampat. Retrieved 21 July 2017.