List of settlements in Papua New Guinea

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Port Moresby
Mount Hagen
Goroka
Vanimo

This is a list of the largest cities and towns in Papua New Guinea.

Rank Settlement Name Province Population
1 Port Moresby* National Capital District 254,158
2 Lae* Morobe 120,000 ~
3 Arawa* Bougainville 36,443
4 Mount Hagen* Western Highlands 27,782
5 Madang* Madang 27,420
6 Wewak* East Sepik 25,143
7 Goroka* Eastern Highlands 25,000 ~
8 Kokopo* East New Britain 20,262
9 Popondetta* Oro 19,556
10 Mendi* Southern Highlands 17,119
* Rabaul 1990 East New Britain 17,044
* Hanuabada Village National Capital District 15,000 ~
11 Kimbe* West New Britain 14,656
12 Tabubil Western 13,800 ~
13 Daru* Western 12,879
14 Kavieng* New Ireland 10,600 ~
15 Alotau* Milne Bay 10,025
16 Vanimo* Sandaun 9,809
17 Bulolo Morobe 9,500 ~
18 Kiunga Western 8,265
19 Tari Southern Highlands 8,186
20 Kundiawa* Simbu 8,147
21 Aitape Sandaun 8,000 ~
22 Kainantu Eastern Highlands 6,723
23 Lorengau* Manus 5,829
24 Ialibu Southern Highlands 5,478
25 Kerema* Gulf 5,116
26 Ningerum Western 5000 ~
26 Wau Morobe 5000 ~
 ? Wabag* Enga 4,072
 ? Rabaul East New Britain 3,885

* Is a capital city.
~ Is an estimated population. All other populations were determined by the 2000 census.
? Is a population with an undetermined rank.