Islands Region

Islands Region
Coordinates: 4°21′S 152°16′E / 4.350°S 152.267°E / -4.350; 152.267Coordinates: 4°21′S 152°16′E / 4.350°S 152.267°E / -4.350; 152.267
Country  Papua New Guinea
Largest city Arawa
  Total 56,602 km2 (21,854 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
  Total 1,096,543
  Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)

The Islands Region is one of four regions of Papua New Guinea (PNG) comprising the Bismarck Archipelago and north-eastern Solomon Islands Archipelago, located north-east of the mainland on eastern New Guinea island.

This is the least populous inhabited region of the country with an estimated population of 1,096,000 (15% of PNG) in 2011.[2]

It is distinct through its prehistory and history, as shown by the prevalence of Austronesian languages, and archeological findings of Lapita pottery culture.


The Region is administratively divided into five provinces:


  1. Papua New Guinea National Statistical Office (November 2013). "2011 National Population & Housing Census: Final Figures Booklet". Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. PNG National Statistical Office

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