Papua (province)

Coordinates: 2°32′S 140°43′E / 2.533°S 140.717°E / -2.533; 140.717
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Flag of Papua
Coat of arms of Papua
Karya Swadaya
(Self-Reliance Works)
Location of Papua in Indonesia
Location of Papua in Indonesia
Coordinates (Jayapura): 2°32′S 140°43′E / 2.533°S 140.717°E / -2.533; 140.717
Established1 May 1963
and largest city
 • BodyProvincial Government of Papua
 • GovernorLukas Enembe
 • Vice GovernorKlemen Tinal [id]
 • Total315,091.62 km2 (121,657.55 sq mi)
 • Rank1st in Indonesia
Highest elevation
4,884 m (16,024 ft)
 (mid 2019)
 • Total3,379,302
 • Rank21st in Indonesia
 • Density11/km2 (28/sq mi)
 Health Ministry 2014 Estimate
 • Ethnic groupsPapuan, Melanesian (including Aitinyo, Aefak, Asmat, Agast, Dani, Ayamaru, Mandacan, Mee/Paniai Biak, Serui), Javanese
 • ReligionChristianity (83.15%)
Islam (15.88%)
Hinduism (0.09%)
Buddhism (0.05%)
Other (0.82%)
 • LanguagesIndonesian (official)
269 indigenous Papuan languages
Austronesian languages
Time zoneUTC+9 (Indonesia Eastern Time)
ISO 3166 codeID-PA
HDIIncrease 0.608 (Medium)
HDI rank34th in Indonesia (2019)

Papua is the largest and easternmost province of Indonesia. It is made up of most of Western New Guinea. It is bordered by the state of Papua New Guinea to the east.

According to the 2010 census by Statistics Indonesia, Papua had a population of 2,833,381, the majority of whom are Christians.[2] The province is divided into twenty-eight regencies and one city. Its capital and largest city is Jayapura.

References[change | change source]

  1. Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (2005). "Languages of Indonesia (Papua)". Ethnologue: Languages of the World. Retrieved 15 March 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. "Badan Pusat Statistik". Retrieved 5 November 2018.