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Location
Western Province is the located at the northwest end of the Solomon Islands. To the northwest is Choiseul Province . To the west is "The Slot" and Isabel Province. To the southeast is Central Province. To the northwest is the international border with Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Bougainville Province (Autonomous Region of Bougainville). Borders the Solomon Sea and the international border with Papua New Guinea (PNG) to the north and Milne Bay Province to the west.

New Georgia Island Group (New Georgia Islands)
New Georgia Island Group (New Georgia Islands)  includes New Georgia and surrounding islands.
New Georgia Island  largest island in the New Georgia Island Group.
Munda (Munda Point)  located at the southern coast of New Georgia.
Munda Airfield (Munda Point Airfield)  built by the Japanese repaired and used by Americans still in use today.
Kokengola Hill (Kokenggolol)  feature overlooking Munda and Munda Airfield.
Visu Visu  located near Munda on the southern coast of New Georgia.
Mbanika Island  located off Munda Point.
Mbanga Island (Baanga)  located near Munda Point.
Kaimbe Island  small island near Munda.
Ondonga Airfield  Allied airfield on the Ondongo peninsula disused since the war.
Rice Anchorage  located on the north coast of New Georgia Northern Landing Force July 4-5, 1943.
Enogai  located on the north coast of New Georgia attacked by 1st Marine Raiders on July 10, 1943.
Bauroko (Bairoko)  located on the north coast of New Georgia includes the Dragons Peninsula.
Bauroko Harbor (Bairoko Harbor)  borders Bauroko on the north coast of New Georgia.
Dragons Peninsula (Dragon Point)  located to the east of Bauroko and Bauroko Harbor.
Segi Island (Seghe)  located off the southern tip of New Georgia.
Segi (Segi Point Airfield)  built by the Americans on Segi Island (Seghe).
Vangunu Island  located to the southeast of New Georgia.
Gatukai Island (Nggatokae)  located to the southeast of New Georgia and Marovo Lagoon.
Roviana Lagoon  borders the southern coast of New Georgia and Rendova Island.
Wickham Anchorage  located to the south of New Georgia.
Marovo Lagoon  large lagoon the borders New Georgia, Vangunu and Gatukai

Rendova Island Group
Rendova Island  borders Roviana Lagoon and New Georgia.
Rendova Harbor (Lagoon)  borders Rendova Island across from Munda on New Georgia.
Lumbaria Island  located in Rendova Harbor, U. S. Navy base Todd City.
Bou Island  located in Rendova Harbor, U. S. Navy PT Boat Base.

Arundel Island
Arundel Island (Kahingo)  located to the west of New Georgia.
Vonavona Island (Parara)  borders Arundel to the east.

Kolombangara Island
Arundel Island (Kahingo)  located to the west of New Georgia.
Kolombangara Island  circular volcanic island located to the north of New Georgia.
Vila  located at the southeast corner of Kolombangara Island.
Disappointment Cove (Vila Harbor, Hamberi Cove)  borders Vila at the southeast corner of Kolombangara.
Kula Gulf  located between New Georgia and Kolombanga Island.

Ranongga Island
Ranongga Island (Ganongga, Gannonga)  located to the west of Ghizo Island.

Vella Lavella Islands
Vella Lavella  borders Vella Gulf to east and Wilson Straight to the south.
Barakoma  located on the southeast coast of Vella Lavella.
Barakoma Airfield  located at Barakoma on Vella Lavella.
Maravari  located on the eastern coast of Vella Lavella, New Zeland and United States Cemetery.
Horoniu (Horaniu)  located on the northern coast of Vella Lavella, Japanese evacuation point.
Liapari Island  located to the southeast of Vella Lavella.
Ozama Island  located to the southeast of Vella Lavella off Biloa.
Mbava Island (Baga)  located to the west of Vella Lavella.
Turovilu Island  located between Mbava Island (Baga) and Vella Lavella.
Vella Gulf  located between Vella Lavella, Ghizo and Kolombangara.
Wilson Strait  located between Vella Lavella and Ranongga.

Ghizo Island Area
Ghizo  large island to the west of Kolombangara Island.
Gizo (Gizo Town)  prewar settlement on the eastern coast of Ghizo Island.
Gizo Harbor  borders Gizo used as anchorage and seaplane base during the Pacific War.
Gizo Seaplane Base  located in Gizo Harbor.
Nusatupe Island (Nusa Tupe)   small island off Ghizo with present day airport.
Nusatupe Airfield  built postwar airport serving the Gizo area.
Plum Pudding Island (Kennedy Island)  small island where J. F. Kennedy swam after the sinking of PT-109.
Blackett Strait  located to the east of Ghizo Island.
Ferguson Passage  located between Ghizo, Kolombangara, Vonavona and Arundel.

Treasury Island Group (Treasury Islands)
Treasury Island Group (Treasury Islands)  located at the northwest end of Western Province.
Mono Island  largest island in the Treasury Island Group.
Falamai (Falami)  village on the southern coast of Mono site of Allied landing.
Stirling Island (Sterling)  located to the south of Mono Island.
Stirling Airfield (Coronus Strip) built by the Americans on Stirling Island.
Stirling PT Boat Base (Treasury Base)  located at Stirling Island.
Blanche Harbor  located between Mono Island and Stirling Island.

Shortland Island Group (Shortland Islands)
Shortland Island Group (Shortland Islands)  located at the northwest end of Western Province.
Shortland Island (Alu)  largest island in the Shortland Island Group.
Korovou (Korouvo)  village located on the southeast corner of Shortland Island.
Lofang  village located on eastern Shortland Island.
Harehare  village located on eastern Shortland Island.
Kulitana Bay  borders southeast Shortland Island.
Tuha Channel (Tuha Bay)  located between Shortland Island, Poporang Island and Magusaiai Island.
Shortland Harbor  anchorage to the east of Shortland Island.
Shortland Harbor Seaplane Base (Tuha Channel)  Japanese seaplane base 1942-1943.
Kerukerua Island  small island located inside Tuha Channel.
Faisai Island  small island east of Shortland Island bordering Shortland Harbor.
Coconut Island  small island north of Faisi Island.
Alu Island (Pirumeri)  located to the southeast of Poporang Island.
Orlofe Island  small island to the east of Shortland.
Onua Island  small island to the east of Shortland Island.
Magusaiai Island (Morgusaia)  located to the south of Shortland Island.
Maleai (Malai)  located at the eastern tip of Magusaiai Island.
Poporang Island  borders Tuha Channel to the north and Alu (Pirumeri) to the south.
Nila  located on the north coast of Poporang Island.
Ballale Island (Ballalae, Balalai)  located to the northeast of Shortland Island.
Ballale Airfield  located on Ballale Island.
Harumu Island  located to the west of Shortland Island.
Harumukiki Island  small island located to the west of Shortland Island.
Saeghangmono Island  located to the west of Shortland Island.

Fauro Island Group (Fauro Islands)
Fauro Island Group (Fauro Islands)  located to the east of the Shortland Island Group (Shortland Islands).
Fauro Island  largest island in the Fauro Island Group.
Kareki  located on the eastern coast of Fauro Island.
Toumoa  located on the southern coast of Fauro Island.
Kavakava Bay  borders the west central side of Fauro Island.
Asie Island  located to the northwest of Fauro Island.
Tomase Island  small island northwest of Fauro Island.
Benana Island  small island to the west of Fauro Island.
Munia Island  small island southeast of Fauro Island.
Rofei Island (Rohae)  small island southeast of Fauro Island.
Ovau Island  located between Bougainville and Fauro Island.
Ohu Island  located to the southwest of Ovau Island.
Nusave Island  located west of Fauro Island.
Nusakova Island small island between Nusave and north of Ballale 
Piedu Island (Piru)  located east of Fauro Island.
Masamasa Island  located east of Fauro Island.
Asi Island  located to the west of Fauro Island.
Ghohuru Island  located to the west of Fauro Island.
Benana Island  located to the west of Fauro Island.
Samanago Island  located to the west of Fauro Island.
Nuanaha Island  located to the west of Fauro Island.
Awa Island  located to the west of Fauro Island
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Oema Atoll  located to the east of southeastern Bougainville includes Oema Reef, Kokohiso Rock and Oema Island
Maifu Island  located south of the international border.
Elo Island  located south of the international border.
Kukuvulu Island  located south of the international border.

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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