Central Province

Central Province
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Central Province is located in Papua New Guinea
Central Province
Central Province
Location within Papua New Guinea
Coordinates: 9°30′S 147°40′E
Country     Papua New Guinea
Capital     Port Moresby

    Abau District
    Goilala District
    Kairuku-Hiri District
    Rigo District

 • Governor     Kila Haoda 2012-
 • Total     29,998 km2 (11,582 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total     269,756
 • Density     9.0/km2 (23/sq mi)
Time zone     AEST (UTC+10)

Central Province is a province in Papua New Guinea located on the southern coast of the country. It has a population of 237,016 (2010 census) people and is 29,998 square kilometres (11,582 sq mi) in size. The seat of government of Central Province, which is located within the National Capital District outside the province, is the Port Moresby suburb of Konedobu. On 9 October 2007, the Central Province government announced plans to build a new provincial capital city at Bautama, which lies within Central Province near Port Moresby,[1] although there has been little progress in constructing it.[2]

Whereas Tok Pisin is the main lingua franca in all Papua New Guinean towns, in part of the southern mainland coastal area centred on Central Province, Hiri Motu is a stronger lingua franca (but not in Port Moresby).
Districts and LLGs

Each province in Papua New Guinea has one or more districts, and each district has one or more Local Level Government (LLG) areas. For census purposes, the LLG areas are subdivided into wards and those into census units.[3]
District     District Capital     LLG Name
Abau District     Abau     Amazon Bay Rural
Aroma Rural
Cloudy Bay Rural
Goilala District     Tapini     Guari Rural
Tapini Rural
Woitape Rural
Kairuku-Hiri District     Bereina     Hiri Rural
Kairuku Rural
Koiari Rural
Mekeo Kuni Rural
Rigo District     Kwikila     Rigo Central Rural
Rigo Coastal Rural
Rigo Inland Rural
Sources/Further Reading

    Hanson, L.W., Allen, B.J., Bourke, R.M. and McCarthy, T.J. (2001). Papua New Guinea Rural Development Handbook. Land Management Group, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra. Available as a 30 Megabyte PDF.


    "K300m Central capital to emerge at Bautama". The National. 9 October 2007.
    Pascoe, Noel (20 August 2010). "Donor agencies to fund hospital". PNG Post-Courier. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
    National Statistical Office of Papua New Guinea


Papua New Guinea Provinces of Papua New Guinea

    Chimbu (Simbu)
    Eastern Highlands
    East New Britain
    East Sepik
    Milne Bay
    New Ireland
    Oro (Northern)
    Sandaun (West Sepik)
    Southern Highlands
    Western Highlands
    West New Britain

    National Capital District (Port Moresby)

    1 Autonomous region