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Western Highlands Province

Western Highlands Province
Full nameWestern Highlands Province
Official nameWestern Highlands Province
Settlement typeProvince
CountryPapua New Guinea
DistrictsAnglimp-South Waghi District
Dei District
Mount Hagen District
Mul-Baiyer District
Jimi District
North Waghi District
Tambul-Nebilyer District
GovernorTom Olga (2007-)
Total Area3281 sq mi (8500 km2)
Total Population440025 (2007)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10)

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Western Highlands is a province of Papua New Guinea. The provincial capital is Mount Hagen. The province covers an area of 8,500 km2, and there are 440,025 inhabitants (2000 census), making the Western Highlands one of the most densely populated provinces. Tea and coffee are grown in the Western Highlands. Mount Wilhelm, the tallest mountain in Papua New Guinea, is on the border of the Western Highlands.

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