: 421,981 sq. km.
is the capital and the biggest city of this eastern most
province. It is a neat and pleasant city , built on the
slope of a hill overlooking the bay. General Douglas Mc
Arthur's World War II quarters still stand here. The
Museum Jayapura is located inside the Cendrawasih
University campus. Tanjung Ria beach known as base the
Allies during the WW II, is a popular holiday resort with
facilities for water sports.
Pacific Ocean on the north, Arafuru Sea on the south,
Papua New Guinea on the east, Province of Maluku on the
province is made up of half of the entire island of Irian
(Guinea). The area is covered by a mountain range with
steep slopes Warenai, Waipoga, Maro, Kamundan, Abais, and
with Jaya Peak, Trikora, Yamin, mountain range of Kaimana
in Fak-Fak, mountain range of Arfak in Monokwari, mountain
range of Ciklops in Jayapura
Lakes : Sentani, Ronbebai, Paniai and Tigi.
Humidity : 84%.
: between 2,000-3,000 mm per year.
Irian Jaya / West Papua is a province in the easternmost,
the largest area of Indonesia. It is an area of the world
so remote, rugged and diverse but its people can convey
such a sense of unity and friendship. You will find them
very warm and accommodating. There are over 250 different
tribes of Irian Jaya, each with their own language,
lifestyle and culture. The traditional of the indigenous
in Jayawijaya and Paniai regencies will remind you of the
stone age besides those in the coastal areas with their
unique and nicest attractions.
2,219,500 (2000). Density : 6 persons per sq. km (2000).
nature still offers you to see the incredible wilderness
wonderland with its contents, such as the greatest tract
of undisturbed tropical rainforest in the world, the
extreme diversity of fauna and flora and one of only three
places in the world with equatorial glacier fields. The
other unique of Irian Jaya is that Irian Jaya has over 650
different species of birds, among others are birds of
paradise, bower birds, crowned pigeons, cassowary, etc.,
as well as the beauty of the colorful marine life.
covering by large rainforest growing of about 75% of the
area, with thousands of unique flora and fauna. Other
prevailing ecosystems include steamy mangrove forest and
savannah right through to alpine highlands with
snow-capped mountains. Wildlife abounds and includes some
of the most interesting creatures known to man. This also
holds true with the magical beauty of West Papua's coastal
underwater world, which hosts some truly amazing coral