Place:Irian Jaya, Indonesia


NameIrian Jaya
Alt namesPapua
Dutch New Guineasource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) p 549
Irian Baratsource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) p 549
Irian Jayasource: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Place Names
Netherlands New Guineasource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) p 549
Papuasource: Family History Library Catalog
West Iriansource: Times Atlas of World History (1989) p 358; Times Atlas of the World (1994) p 214
West New Guineasource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 1331
Coordinates5°S 138.0°E
Located inIndonesia     (1963 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Papua is a province of Indonesia. It comprises most of the western half of the island of New Guinea and nearby islands. Its capital is Jayapura. It is the largest and easternmost province of Indonesia.

The province originally covered the entire western half of New Guinea. In 2003, the Indonesian government formed the westernmost part of the island, around the Bird's Head (Doberai) and Bomberai peninsulas, together with the surrounding islands of Raja Ampat, into a separate province; its name was (at first) West Irian Jaya, and is now West Papua.

The remaining part retained the name of Papua Province. It is bordered by the nation of Papua New Guinea to the east, and by the new West Papua Province to the west.

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