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Islands Region

Islands Region

Coordinates: 4°21′S 152°16′E / 4.350°S 152.267°E / -4.350; 152.267Coordinates: 4°21′S 152°16′E / 4.350°S 152.267°E / -4.350; 152.267{{#coordinates:4|21|S|152|16|E|type:adm1st_source:itwiki|| |primary |name=

Country 23x15px Papua New Guinea
Largest city Arawa
 • Total 89,803 km2 (34,673 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 918,151
 • Density 10/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)

The Islands Region is one of four regions of Papua New Guinea (PNG) comprising the Bismarck Archipelago and northeastern Solomon Islands Archipelago, located northeast of the mainland on eastern New Guinea island.

This is the least densely inhabited region of the country with a population of 750,000 (14% of PNG).[1]

It is distinct through its prehistory and history, as shown by the prevalence of Austronesian languages, and archeological findings of Lapita pottery culture.


The Region is administratively divided into five provinces:


  1. ^ PNG Census 2000

See also

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