|Alt names||West Irian Jaya|
|Irian Jaya Barat||source: Wikipedia|
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West Papua Province is a province of Indonesia. It covers the western peninsula of the island of New Guinea. Its capital is Manokwari and the 2010 census recorded a population of 760,855.
Prior to 2007, the province was known as West Irian Jaya. The region covers the Bird's Head (Doberai) and Bomberai peninsulas and the surrounding islands of Raja Ampat.