South Papua

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Map of South Papua Province which is planned to be split from the Province of Papua.
Coat of arms

South Papua is a province in Papua. Tito Karnavian, as Minister of Home Affairs Indonesia has stated that South Papua is ready to become a new province. The districts that joined the new province candidates consisted of 4 districts and 1 municipality (under the expansion plan).[1][2][3] It was created on 11 November 2022.

Background[change | change source]

South Papua has been struggling to become a separate province since 2002 and was again proposed to be a province in 2020. This is because the Government of Indonesia wants the people of Papua to progress.[4][5] The expansion of South Papua Province was originally planned to consist of five regencies, namely Asmat Regency, Boven Digoel Regency, Mappi Regency, Bintang Bintang Regency, and Merauke Regency . However, based on regional considerations, Bintang Mountains Regency then chose to resign due to the closer distance to Jayapura City.[6]

Administrative area[change | change source]

The candidate for the provincial capital is City of Merauke.[7] Districts that may join this province include:

References[change | change source]

  1. "4 Regencies Meet to Discuss Acceleration of Expansion of South Papua Province Page all". 24 February 2020. Retrieved 2021-05-06.
  2. "Minister of Home Affairs Ensures South Papua is Ready to Become a New Province". 29 October 2019. Retrieved 2021-05-06.
  3. "List of 57 New Regency Candidates & 8 New Province Candidates to be discussed by DPR". 24 February 2020. Retrieved 2021-05-06.
  4. "Which People Want South Papua Province?". 8 November 2019. Retrieved 2021-05-06.
  5. "Bintang Mountains Regency Refuses to Join South Papua Province". 19 March 2021. Retrieved 2021-05-06.
  6. "Minister of Home Affairs Tito Says the Expansion of South Papua Province to Only 4 Regencies". Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  7. "Merauke Agreed to be Candidate for Capital of South Papua Province". Retrieved 2021-05-06.