Jiwaka Province

Jiwaka Province
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Jiwaka Province is located in Papua New Guinea
Jiwaka Province
Jiwaka Province
Location within Papua New Guinea
Coordinates: 6°0′S 144°35′E
Country     Papua New Guinea
Formation     2012
Capital     Kurumul

    Anglimp-South Waghi District
    Jimi District
    North Waghi District

 • Governor     Dr. William Tongamp (PhD) 2012-
 • Total     4,798 km2 (1,853 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total     343,987
 • Density     72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone     AEST (UTC+10)

Jiwaka is a province of Papua New Guinea. The provincial capital is temporarily located in Kurumul. Mostly all provincial matters are handled in Kurumul while few are handled in Minj.

The province covers an area of 4,798 km²,[1] and there are 341,928 inhabitants (2010 census provisional figures[2]—2000 census 185,641). Jiwaka province officially came into being on 17 May 2012,[3] comprising three districts [4][5] previously part of Western Highlands Province. Mount Wilhelm, the tallest mountain in Papua New Guinea, is on the border of Jiwaka.

"Jiwaka" is a portmanteau word combining the first two letters each of Jimi, Waghi and Kambia. The inclusion of the Anglimp Rural LLG in Jiwaka was controversial,[6] and will be reviewed after the 2012 General Election.[7]

Geographical and Natural Resources Jiwaka is located in a very fertile land (Waghi Valley). The Waghi River runs between the valley which most of the people benefit out of it. Besides the Waghi River, the land is naturally fertile and people harvest the best food from it. The 3 resources of the Jiwaka people are Coffee, Tea and Human resource. (SKM-Manda Dam-Tukoi)
Districts and LLGs

There are three districts in the province. 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.[8]
District     District Capital     LLG Name
Anglimp-South Waghi District     Minj     Anglimp Rural
South Waghi Rural
Jimi District     Tabibuga     Jimi Rural
Kol Rural
North Waghi District     Banz     North Waghi Rural
Nondugl Rural
Members of the National Parliament

The province and each district is represented by a Member of the National Parliament. There is one provincial electorate and each district is an open electorate. The following table lists Members before and after the 2012 general election.
Electorate     Previous member (party)     2012 winner (party)
Jiwaka Provincial     Tom Olga pro tem while Jiwaka was still under W.H.P     Dr. William Tongamp (New Generation Party) [9] Pioneer Governor of the Brand New Province.
Angalimp-South Waghi Open     Jamie Maxtone-Graham (PCP)     Komun Joe Koim (Independent) [10]
Jimi Open     Wake Goi (PNGP)     Mai Dop (URDP) [11]
North Waghi Open     Benjamin Mul (THE Rural Party)     Dr. Fabian Pok (URDP) [12]

    "Western Highlands Province" (PDF). The National Research Institute. March 2010. Sections for Angalimp South Waghi, Jimi & North Waghi Districts. Retrieved 2012-05-22.
    Gorethy Kenneth (2012-05-17). "Population of PNG is more than 7 million". Post-Courier Online. Retrieved 2012-05-22.
    "Hela, Jiwaka declared". The National (Papua New Guinea). 2012-05-17. Retrieved 2012-05-22.
    John Pangkatana (2011-09-29). "Anglimp to vote under Jiwaka". Post-Courier Online. Retrieved 2012-05-28.
    Yvonne Haip (2012-03-16). "Leaders: Anglimp roll is flawed". The National. Retrieved 2012-05-28.
    Johnny Poiya (2011-09-07). "Anglimp rejects Jiwaka". Post-Courier Online. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
    "Anglimp to be part of WHP". The National. 2012-01-16. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
    National Statistical Office of Papua New Guinea
    "Wingti ousted". The National. 2007-08-07. Retrieved 2007-08-07.
    "Two more declared in WHP". Post Courier Online. Retrieved 2007-07-31.
    "NA's Rambi deposes PDM man Kingal". The National. Retrieved 2007-07-31.
    "Mum raped, homes burnt". Post Courier Online. Retrieved 2007-07-30.


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    Eastern Highlands
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    Sandaun (West Sepik)
    Southern Highlands
    Western Highlands
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