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Highlands Region
HIGHLANDS REGION is one of four regions of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
. SUBDIVISIONThe Region is administratively divided into seven provinces: * Chimbu (Simbu) * Eastern Highlands * Enga * Hela * Jiwaka * Southern Highlands * Western Highlands SEE ALSO Wikivoyage has a travel guide for HIGHLANDS (PAPUA NEW GUINEA) . * Provinces of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
* v * t * e Regions of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
* Highlands * Islands * Momase * Papua This Papua New Guinea
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Time In Australia
Australia
Australia
uses three main time zones : AUSTRALIAN WESTERN STANDARD TIME (AWST; UTC+08:00 ), AUSTRALIAN CENTRAL STANDARD TIME (ACST; UTC+09:30 ), and AUSTRALIAN EASTERN STANDARD TIME (AEST; UTC+10:00 ). Time is regulated by the individual state governments, some of which observe daylight saving time (DST). Australia's external territories observe different time zones. Standard time was introduced in the 1890s when all of the Australian colonies adopted it. Before the switch to standard time zones, each local city or town was free to determine its local time, called local mean time
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Time Zone
A TIME ZONE is a region of the globe that observes a uniform standard time for legal , commercial , and social purposes. Time
Time
zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time . Most of the time zones on land are offset from Coordinated Universal Time
Time
(UTC) by a whole number of hours ( UTC−12 to UTC+14), but a few zones are offset by 30 or 45 minutes (e.g. Newfoundland Standard Time is UTC−03:30, Nepal
Nepal
Standard Time
Time
is UTC+05:45, and Indian Standard Time
Time
is UTC+05:30). Some higher latitude and temperate zone countries use daylight saving time for part of the year, typically by adjusting local clock time by an hour. Many land time zones are skewed toward the west of the corresponding nautical time zones
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Mount Hagen
MOUNT HAGEN is the third largest city in Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
, with a population of 46,250. It is the capital of the Western Highlands Province and is located in the large fertile Wahgi Valley in central mainland Papua New Guinea, at an elevation of 1,677 m (5,502 ft). The Highlands Highway is the main arterial route to connect Mount Hagen with the coastal cities of Lae
Lae
and Madang . The city is named after the old eroded volcano Mount Hagen
Mount Hagen
, located about 24 kilometres (15 mi) to the north-west. The volcano was named after the German colonial officer Curt von Hagen (de) (1859-1897)
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Papua New Guinea
Coordinates : 6°S 147°E / 6°S 147°E / -6; 147 Independent State of Papua New Guinea * Independen Stet bilong Papua Niugini * Papua Niu Gini Flag National emblem MOTTO: " Unity in diversity " ANTHEM: O Arise, All You Sons Location of Papua New Guinea
New Guinea
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Islands Region
The ISLANDS REGION is one of four regions of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
(PNG) comprising the Bismarck Archipelago
Bismarck Archipelago
and north-eastern Solomon Islands Archipelago , located north-east of the mainland on eastern New Guinea island. This is the least densely inhabited region of the country with a population of 750,000 (14% of PNG). It is distinct through its prehistory and history, as shown by the prevalence of Austronesian languages
Austronesian languages
, and archeological findings of Lapita
Lapita
pottery culture
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Momase Region
MOMASE REGION is one of four regions of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
. Its largest city is Lae
Lae
, the second city of the nation. SUBDIVISIONThe Region is administratively divided into four provinces: * East Sepik * Madang * Morobe * Sandaun (West Sepik) SEE ALSO * Provinces of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
* v * t * e Regions of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
* Highlands * Islands * Momase * Papua This Papua New Guinea
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Papua Region
PAPUA REGION is one of four regions of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
. The region includes the national capital Port Moresby
Port Moresby
. SUBDIVISIONThe Region is administratively divided into six provinces: * Central * Gulf * Milne Bay * Oro (Northern) * Western (Fly River) * National Capital District (Port Moresby) SEE ALSO * Papua (other) * Provinces of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
* Territory of Papua
Territory of Papua
* Territory of Papua
Territory of Papua
and New Guinea * v * t * e Regions of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
* Highlands * Islands * Momase * Papua This Papua New Guinea
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List Of Regions Of Papua New Guinea
The four REGIONS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA are its broadest scale administrative divisions. While the twenty two province-level divisions are the primary administrative divisions of the country, the regions are quite significant in daily life, as they are often the basis for organisation of government services (such as police), corporate operations, sporting competitions, and even the machinations of politics. OVERVIEWFor instance, there has been much discussion over the years of how many Prime Ministers have come from each region, and whether a particular region is due to provide the next one. Ministers and departmental heads are often appointed with an eye to maintaining an overall balance between the regions. REGIONSPeople generally identify quite strongly with their region, and inter-region rivalries can be intense
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Regions Of Papua New Guinea
The four REGIONS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA are its broadest scale administrative divisions. While the twenty two province-level divisions are the primary administrative divisions of the country, the regions are quite significant in daily life, as they are often the basis for organisation of government services (such as police), corporate operations, sporting competitions, and even the machinations of politics. OVERVIEWFor instance, there has been much discussion over the years of how many Prime Ministers have come from each region, and whether a particular region is due to provide the next one. Ministers and departmental heads are often appointed with an eye to maintaining an overall balance between the regions. REGIONSPeople generally identify quite strongly with their region, and inter-region rivalries can be intense
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Western Highlands Province
WESTERN HIGHLANDS is a province of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
. The provincial capital is Mount Hagen . The province covers an area of 4,299 km², and there are 362,850 inhabitants (2011 census), making the Western Highlands the most densely populated province (apart from the National Capital District ). Tea
Tea
and coffee are grown in the Western Highlands. CONTENTS * 1 Split to create Jiwaka Province * 2 Economy * 3 Districts and LLGs * 4 Provincial leaders * 4.1 Premiers (1978–1995) * 4.2 Governors (1995–present) * 5 Members of the National Parliament * 6 References SPLIT TO CREATE JIWAKA PROVINCEIn July 2009, Parliament passed legislation to create two new provinces by 2012
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Enga Province
ENGA is one of the provinces in Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
(PNG). It is located in the north most region of the highlands of PNG, having been divided from the Western Highlands to become a separate province when the provinces were created at the time of independence in 1975. The people of Enga are called Engans—they are a majority ethnic group—speaking one language in all its five districts: approximately 500,000 people. A small minority of Engans' land on the eastern side of the region remained in the Western Highlands, their territory being accessible by road from Mount Hagen but not directly from elsewhere in Enga territory
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Eastern Highlands Province
EASTERN HIGHLANDS is a highlands province of Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
. The provincial capital is Goroka . The province covers an area of 11,157 km², and has a population of 579,825 (2011 census). The province shares a common administrative boundary with Madang Province
Madang Province
to the north, Morobe Province
Morobe Province
to the east, Gulf Province
Gulf Province
to the south, and Simbu Province
Simbu Province
to the west. The province is the home of the Asaro mud mask that is displayed at shows and festivals within the province and in the country. It is reachable by air and road transport
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