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Merauke
Merauke
is a subdistrict and regency seat considered to be one of the easternmost cities in Indonesia, located in Merauke
Merauke
Regency, Papua province, Indonesia. The town was originally called Ermasoe.[1] It is next to Maro River where Port of Merauke
Merauke
is located. [2] At the 2010 Census Merauke
Merauke
had a population of 87,634.[3]

Contents

1 History 2 Merauke
Merauke
as the name 3 See also 4 References

History[edit] Merauke
Merauke
was established in February 1902 as a military post by the Dutch, to prevent raids by the Marind-anim
Marind-anim
into neighbouring British New Guinea and the northwest Torres Strait Islands
Torres Strait Islands
(Boigu, Dauan and Saibai). The Cathedral of St. Francis Xavier in Merauke
Merauke
is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Merauke.

RAAF
RAAF
No. 12 Squadron pilots in the mess at Merauke
Merauke
in December 1943

Merauke
Merauke
was the site of an Allied air base during World War II
World War II
and there was ground fighting between Australian and Japanese patrols in the area.[4] It hosts the Musamus Merauke
Merauke
University, a state-run public university. Merauke
Merauke
as the name[edit] Merauke
Merauke
is used for the name of United States
United States
navy ship, USS Merauke (ID-2498). See also[edit]

Merauke
Merauke
Five Mopah Airport

References[edit]

^ A Dictionary of the Aneityumese Language: In Two Parts, I. Aneityumese and English, II. English and Aneityumese; Also, Outlines of Aneityumese Grammar, and an Introduction by John Inglis, Williams & Norgate, 1882 ^ Port of Merauke ^ Bito Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011. ^ Klemen, L. "The last Dutch fortress in the East Indies - Merauke, Dutch New Guinea, 1942". The Netherlands East Indies 1941-1942. 

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Coordinates: 8°28′S 140°20′E / 8.467°S 140.333°E / -8.467; 140.333

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