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Regions in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is made up of 22 primary administrative regions. Have a closer look at the regions in Papua New Guinea. Information on all primary administrative regions in Papua New Guinea.

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Primary administrative regions in Papua New Guinea

There are 22 regions in Papua New Guinea in the primary administrative level.
Primary administrative regions in Papua New Guinea
RegionNoPopulationCapitalCapital population
Bougainville Bougainville1.132,886Buka Buka-
Central Province Central Province2.183,983--
Chimbu Chimbu Province3.291,848Kundiawa Kundiawa9,383
East New Britain East New Britain Province4.328,369Kokopo Kokopo26,273
East Sepik East Sepik Province5.450,530Wewak Wewak18,230
Eastern Highlands Eastern Highlands Province6.579,825Goroka Goroka18,503
Enga Enga Province7.432,045Wabag Wabag3,958
Gulf Gulf Province8.158,197Kerema Kerema5,646
Hela Hela9.352,698Tari Tari8,186
Jiwaka Jiwaka10.185,641Minj Minj-
Madang Madang Province11.493,906Madang Madang27,419
Manus Manus Province12.60,485Lorengau Lorengau5,806
Milne Bay Milne Bay Province13.276,512Alotau Alotau10,025
Morobe Morobe Province14.674,810Lae Lae76,255
National Capital National Capital District15.307,643Port Moresby Port Moresby283,733
New Ireland New Ireland Province16.194,067Kavieng Kavieng14,490
Northern Province Northern Province17.186,309Popondetta Popondetta28,198
Sandaun West Sepik Province18.185,741Vanimo Vanimo9,809
Southern Highlands Southern Highlands Province19.510,245Mendi Mendi26,252
West New Britain West New Britain Province20.264,264Kimbe Kimbe18,847
Western Highlands Western Highlands Province21.362,580Mount Hagen Mount Hagen33,623
Western Province Western Province22.201,351Daru Daru15,214