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Map showing West Irian Jaya province in Indonesia
Map showing West Irian Jaya province in Indonesia

West Irian Jaya (Indonesian: Irian Jaya Barat) is a province of Indonesia on the western end of the island of New Guinea. It covers the Bird's Head Pensinsula (Kepala Burung) and surrounding islands. Image File history File links IndonesiaWestIrianJaya. ...


West Irian Jaya was created from the western portion of Papua province in February 2003. The split remains controversial. Supporters, including those in the central government in Jakarta and immigrants to Papua from elsewhere in Indonesia, argue that the creation of the new province will help ensure the efficient management of resources and fair distribution of services. The split is widely opposed in Papua itself, where it is viewed as a violation of special autonomy laws governing Papua, and as an effort to quell the Papuan separatist movement (see History of Western New Guinea). Map showing Papua province in Indonesia Papua is a province of Indonesia comprising part of the western half of the island of New Guinea and nearby islands. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Jaya Raya (Indonesian): Prosper and Great Founded 22 June 1527 Governor Sutiyoso Area 661. ... Separatism involves setting oneself or others apart. ... Map showing West New Guinea region The region of West New Guinea is the western half of the island of New Guinea and has also been known as Irian Jaya or West Papua. ...


In November 2004, an Indonesian court agreed that the split violated Papua's autonomy laws. However, the court ruled that because the new province had already been created, it should remain separate from Papua. The ruling also prohibited the creation of another proposed province, Central Irian Jaya, because the split was not yet completed. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Map of West Irian Jaya
Map of West Irian Jaya

The province has a population of approximately 800,000, making it one of the least populous of all Indonesian provinces. The capital of Irian Jaya Barat is in Manokwari. The province contains one other city, Sorong, and seven regencies (districts): Image File history File links Download high resolution version (873x753, 54 KB) Summary West Irian Jaya administrative map. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (873x753, 54 KB) Summary West Irian Jaya administrative map. ... Manokwari is a city and regency (district) in West Irian Jaya in Indonesia, at the western end of New Guinea. ...

  • Manokwari
  • Fakfak (Fak-Fak)
  • Sorong Selatan (capital Teminabuan)
  • Raja Ampat (capital Waisai)
  • Kaimana
  • Teluk Bintuni (capital Bintuni)
  • Teluk Wondama (capital Rasiei)


 
Provinces of Indonesia
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Sumatra (Sumatera)
DI Aceh | North Sumatra (Sumatera Utara) | West Sumatra (Sumatera Barat) | Bengkulu | Riau | Riau Islands (Kepulauan Riau) | Jambi | South Sumatra (Sumatera Selatan) | Lampung | Bangka-Belitung
Java (Jawa)
DKI Jaya | West Java (Jawa Barat) | Banten | Central Java (Jawa Tengah) | DI Yogyakarta | East Java (Jawa Timur)
Kalimantan
West Kalimantan (Kalimantan Barat) | Central Kalimantan (Kalimantan Tengah) | South Kalimantan (Kalimantan Selatan) | East Kalimantan (Kalimantan Timur)
The Lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara)
Bali | West Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Barat) | East Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Timur)
Sulawesi
West Sulawesi (Sulawesi Barat) | North Sulawesi (Sulawesi Utara) | Central Sulawesi (Sulawesi Tengah) | South Sulawesi (Sulawesi Selatan) | South East Sulawesi (Sulawesi Tenggara) | Gorontalo
The Maluku Islands and New Guinea (Irian)
Maluku | North Maluku (Maluku Utara) | West Irian Jaya (Irian Jaya Barat) | Papua

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West Irian Jaya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (267 words)
West Irian Jaya (Indonesian: Irian Jaya Barat) is a province of Indonesia on the western end of the island of New Guinea.
West Irian Jaya was created from the western portion of Papua province in February 2003.
The capital of Irian Jaya Barat is in Manokwari.
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