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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
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  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  located to the south of New Georgia

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
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
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
Benanna Island  small island to the west of Fauro Island
Munia Island  small island southeast of Fauro Island
Rofei Island  small island southeast of Fauro Island
Ovau Island  located between Bougainville and Fauro Island
Nusave Island  located west of Fauro Island
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

Munia Island  located to the west of Fauro Island

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Last Updated
September 2, 2017

 

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