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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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