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Encyclopedia > Bougainville Island
Bougainville and neighbouring islands
Bougainville and neighbouring islands

Bougainville is part of Papua New Guinea and is the largest island of the Solomon Islands group. Image File history File links BougainvilleBukaandNeighbourhood. ... Image File history File links BougainvilleBukaandNeighbourhood. ... Location of North Solomons (Bougainville) Province in Papua New Guinea This article is about the island; Bougainville is also the name of a commune in the Somme département of France. ...


Bougainville, the adjacent island of Buka, and assorted outlying islands including the Carterets are sometimes known as North Solomons. Together they make up the Papua New Guinean (PNG) Bougainville Province. The population of the province is 175,160 (2000 census). Buka Island is the second largest island in the Papua New Guinean province of Bougainville. ... The Carteret Atoll seen from space The Carteret Islands (also known as Carteret Atoll, Tulun or Kilinailau Islands/Atoll) are Papua New Guinea islands located north-east of Bougainville in the South Pacific. ... North Solomons can refer to three overlapping sets of Melanesian islands in the Western Pacific: North Solomon Islands refers to the former colony of the German Solomon Islands, mostly in the present republic of the Solomon islands North Solomons Province, also known as Bougainville after its largest island, is the... Location of North Solomons (Bougainville) Province in Papua New Guinea Bougainville and neighbouring islands The Bougainville Province, also known as North Solomons Province, is an autonomous province in Papua New Guinea and is the largest of the Solomon Islands group. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


The island is ecologically and geographically, although not politically, part of the Solomon Islands. Buka, Bougainville, and most of the Solomons are part of the Solomon Islands rain forests ecoregion. For the journal, see Ecology (journal). ... True-color image of the Earths surface and atmosphere Physical geography (also know as geosystems or physiography) is a subfield of geography that focuses on the systematic study of patterns and processes within the hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere. ... Political geography is the field of human geography that is concerned with the study of both the spatially uneven outcomes of political processes and the ways in which political processes are themselves affected by spatial structures. ... Buka Island is the second largest island in the Papua New Guinean province of Bougainville. ... The Solomon Islands rain forests are a terrestrial ecoregion which includes most of the Solomon Islands (except the Santa Cruz Islands) and the islands of Bougainville and Buka, which are part of Papua New Guinea. ... An ecoregion, sometimes called a bioregion, is a relatively large area of land or water that contains a geographically distinct assemblage of natural communities. ...


In the 1970s, Bougainville Copper Limited (BCL, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto) began exploiting the island's huge copper reserves. Resentment over the negative effects of the company's activities on the area and the lack of any tangible benefit to the islanders erupted into conflict in the 1990s. Attempts of proclaiming of independence of Bougainville (Republic of North Solomons) were occured twicely: in 1975 and 1990. In the second case the government of Papua New Guinea moved to put down what became a secessionist movement led by Francis Ona, a former surveyor for BCL. The PNG army received military aid from Australia and enlisted the support of Sandline International, a mercenary firm. The island was embargoed to weaken its people's resistance. However, they proved much more resilient than expected, designing their own weapons and converting engines to vegetable oil. Peace talks brokered by New Zealand began in 1997, leading to autonomy for the island. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Bougainville Copper Ltd is a copper gold and silver mining company that operated the Panguna open cut mine in Bougainville. ... Rio Tinto may refer to: Rio Tinto (Paraíba), in Paraíba State, Brazil. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The Solomons archipelago. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Francis Ona Francis Ona (c. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Sandline International was a private security (military) company based in London, established in the early 1990s. ... For other uses, see Mercenary (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with cooking oil. ...


Louis Antoine de Bougainville named the island after himself. Louis-Antoine de Bougainville (1729–1811) Louis-Antoine de Bougainville Louis Antoine de Bougainville, Comte de Bougainville (November 12, 1729 – August 20, 1811) was a French navigator and military commander. ...


See also

Location of North Solomons (Bougainville) Province in Papua New Guinea Bougainville and neighbouring islands The Bougainville Province, also known as North Solomons Province, is an autonomous province in Papua New Guinea and is the largest of the Solomon Islands group. ... Combatants United States Australia New Zealand Fiji Empire of Japan Commanders Roy Geiger Theodore S. Wilkinson Oscar Griswold Stanley Savige Harukichi Hyakutake Masatane Kanda Strength 126,000 troops,[1] 728 aircraft[2] 65,000 troops,[3] 154 aircraft[4] Casualties 1,243 dead[5] 44,000 dead[6] The Bougainville... Empress Augusta Bay is a major geographical feature on the western side of the island of Bougainville, in Papua New Guinea. ... The Battle of Empress Augusta Bay was a land and naval battle in the Pacific campaign of World War II fought on the night of 1-2 November, 1943 on Bougainville, an island in the Solomon Islands group, but part of the Territory of New Guinea. ... The North Solomons are the former German Solomon Islands in Melanesia which were part of German New Guinea. ... Bougainville is a province of Papua New Guinea. ... Francis Ona Francis Ona (c. ...

Further reading

Robert Young Pelton, Hunter Hammer and Heaven, Journeys to Three World's Gone Mad. ISBN 1-58574-416-6


Coordinates: 6°00′S, 155°00′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Bougainville - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (574 words)
Bougainville is part of Papua New Guinea and is the largest of the Solomon Islands group.
Bougainville, the adjacent island of Buka, and assorted outlying islands including the Carterets are sometimes known as North Solomons.
The island is ecologically and geographically, although not politically, part of the Solomon Islands.
Louis Antoine de Bougainville - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1309 words)
Bougainville was born in Paris, France, the son of a notary.
Bougainville obtained the rank of vice-admiral in 1791; and in 1792, having escaped almost miraculously from the massacres of Paris, he retired to his estate in Normandy.
Bougainville's name is given to the largest member of the Solomon Islands; and to the strait which divides it from the island of Choiseul.
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