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Papua (province)

Papua (province)
Full nameProvince of Papua
Native name langid
MottoKarya Swadaya (Sanskrit)
(Work with one's own might)
GovernorBarnabas Suebu
Total Area162884.7 sq mi (421981 km2)
Total Population2900000 (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Ethnic groupsPapuan, Melanesian (including Aitinyo, Aefak, Asmat, Agast, Dani, Ayamaru, Mandacan Biak, Serui), Javanese, Bugis, Mandar, Minangkabau, Batak, Minahasan, Chinese.
ReligionProtestant (51.2%), Roman Catholic (25.42%), Islam (23%), others (2.5%)
LanguagesIndonesian (official), 269 indigenous Papuan and Austronesian languages
Other information
Time zoneEIT (UTC+09)

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Papua comprises most of the western half of the island of New Guinea and nearby islands. Its capital is Jayapura. It's the largest and easternmost province of Indonesia. The province originally covered the entire western half of New Guinea. In 2003, the Indonesian government declared the westernmost part of the island, around Bird's Head Peninsula, a separate province; its name was first West Irian Jaya and now West Papua.

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