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West Papua (province)

West Papua (province)
Full nameWest Papua
Native name langid
MottoCintaku Negeriku (Indonesian)
(My love, my country)
GovernorAbraham Octavianus Atururi
Total Area75245.7 sq mi (194937 km2)
Total Population741841 (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Ethnic groupsMelanesian, Papuan
ReligionChristianity, Islam, Indigenous religions
LanguagesIndonesian (official)
Other information
Time zoneEIT (UTC+09)

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West Papua ( ) is a province of Indonesia covering the western peninsula of the island of New Guinea. It is the least-populous province of Indonesia and one of two situated in Indonesian New Guinea, with the province of Papua also lying to the east. Prior to 2007, the province was known as West Irian Jaya ( ). The region covers the Bird's Head (Doberai) and Bomberai peninsulas and the surrounding islands of Raja Ampat. Its first census, in 2010 recorded some 761,000 people.

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Indonesia denies deforesting caused Papua floods - AFP Tweet this news
AFP--Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan said the flooding in -West Papua- province's Teluk Wondama district last Monday was caused by a natural dam bursting in the ... - Date : Tue, 12 Oct 2010 06:45:29 GMT+00:00
New evidence of torture in West Papua (Video) - POPDECAY Tweet this news
POPDECAY--A graphic YouTube video emerged last week via Al Jazeera of two -West Papuan- farmers being tortured by Indonesian soldiers in the province of -West Papua-. ... - Date : Mon, 25 Oct 2010 05:43:31 GMT+00:00
Indonesia admits its soldiers have tortured detainees - ABC Online Tweet this news
ABC Online--LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: Indonesia has admitted that its soldiers have tortured detainees in -West Papua-. A human rights group in Hong Kong posted video ... - Date : Fri, 22 Oct 2010 14:06:48 GMT+00:00
Cyber attacks cripple sites raising Papua human rights abuses - Radio New Zealand International Tweet this news
Radio New Zealand International--The websites of several NGOs campaigning for human rights in -West Papua- have come under cyber attack this week, with commentators suspecting Indonesia as ... - Date : Fri, 29 Oct 2010 03:18:13 GMT+00:00
Palace to invest in West Papua coal tenements - SteelGuru Tweet this news
SteelGuru--Australian uranium explorer Palace Resources is about to acquire a 75% interest in three coal exploration projects in Indonesia's under explored -West Papua- ... - Date : Sun, 31 Oct 2010 10:09:29 GMT+00:00

Provinces of Indonesia

SumateraAceh * North Sumatra * West Sumatra * Bengkulu * Riau * Riau Islands * Jambi * South Sumatra * Lampung * Bangka-Belitung Islands
JawaJakarta * West Java * Banten * Central Java * Yogyakarta * East Java
KalimantanWest Kalimantan * Central Kalimantan * South Kalimantan * East Kalimantan
Nusa TenggaraBali * West Nusa Tenggara * East Nusa Tenggara
SulawesiWest Sulawesi * North Sulawesi * Central Sulawesi * South Sulawesi * South East Sulawesi * Gorontalo
MalukuMaluku * North Maluku
PapuaWest Papua * Papua

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