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Prewar, during the Pacific War known as Dutch New Guinea. In 1961, after annexation by Indonesia renamed "West Papua". In 1969 renamed "West Irian" or Irian Barat in Indoneisa. In 1973 during the Suharto administration, renamed "Irian Jaya" (Glorious Irian) and also known as "West Irian Jaya". In 2002, renamed "West Papua Province" or Papua Barat in Indoneisa. Borders Papua Province (Irian Jaya) to the east. West Papua Province is divided into three regency (kapubaten): Sorong Regency, Manokwari Regency and Fak-Fak Regency. By 2010, further divided into ten regency (kapubaten) plus autonomous city (kota) Sorong (Sorong City).
Autonomous City (Kota)
Sorong (Sorong City) located on the north coast of New Guinea.
Vogelkop Peninsula (Bird's Head Peninsula) located on the northwest tip of New Guinea.
Doom Island located off Sorong.
Su Islands (Soe) pair of islands off the north coast of western New Guinea.
Cape Waios (False Cape) located on the north coast of New Guinea.
Jefman Island (Efman) small island near Sorong.
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