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    West Papua Province (Papua Barat, West Irian Jaya)  Indonesia
Location
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.
Sorong Regency
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.

    Tambrauw Regency
  Located to the Su Islands (Soe Islands)
Located to the Su Islands (Soe Islands), Middleburg Airfield
  US Army landing and Sanspor Airfield (Mar Drome)
  Located near Sansapor on the north coast of New Guinea
 
  Manokwari Regency
  Located on the northwestern tip of New Guinea
 Japanese airfield at Moemi
  north coast of New Guinea includes Waren Airfield
 Japanese airfield at Moemi
    Sorong Selatan Regency (South Sorong)
 Located near Babo
 
  Fakfak Regency
  Located on the north coast of Western New Guinea
 Japanese supply area
  Located near the north coast of Western New Guinea
  Japanese airfield
 
  Teluk Bintuni Regency (Bintuni Bay)
  Located on the southern coast of New Guinea near Babo
  Located on the southern coast of New Guinea near Babo
  Located on the southern shore of Maccluer Gulf, Babo Airfield
  Located inside MacCluer Gulf
  Located on the southern coast of New Guinea
 
  Teluk Wondama Regency (Wondama Bay)
 Japanese airfields of Ransiki
  P-38 ditching site
 
  Kaimana Regency
  Located on the southern coast, near Utarom
  Located on the southern coast, near Utarom
  Located on the southern coast
Simora
  Located to the south of Utarom
 
  Raja Ampat Regency (Raja Ampat Group)
  Island offshore the Vogelkop Peninsula
  Island to the west of New Guinea
Batanta Island
  Island to the north of Salawati Island
Misool Island
  Island to the west of New Guinea
Kaboe Island (Pulau Yefkabu)
  Island in the Raja Ampat Islands
    Asia Islands Group (Asia Atoll)
  Locate to the north of the western tip of New Guinea

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Last Updated
June 21, 2019

 

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