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Country  Papua New Guinea
LLG  Daru Urban
Time zone  AEST (UTC+10)
Founded  1884
Population  20,053 (2013)
Province  Western Province
District  South Fly District
Established  1884
Climate  Am
Elevation  3 m
Local time  Saturday 8:55 AM
Number of airports  1
Weather  27°C, Wind W at 2 km/h, 88% Humidity

Lack of sports development in daru

Daru is the capital of the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. The township is entirely located on an island that goes by the same name, which is located near the mouth of the Fly River on the western side of the Gulf, just north of Torres Strait and Far North Queensland. Daru has approximately the same population as Tabubil and is the second-largest southern coastal settlement in Papua New Guinea after Port Moresby. Daru has about 13,000 inhabitants and is the biggest coastal village in western Papua New Guinea.


Map of Daru, Papua New Guinea

The language of the Daru people is Kiwai (South-West Coastal Kiwai), also spoken on neighbouring mainland villages (the name Kiwai comes from Kiwai Island further north-west in the Fly River delta). However, the Kiwai settlement of Daru is fairly recent. The original inhabitants, the Hiamo, were Western-Central Torres Strait Islanders originally from Yama in the Torres Strait. With the Kiwai colonisations, the main group of Hiamo people moved to Southern Torres Strait and settled the Muralag group.

It is served by Daru Airport, a small airstrip.


Daru Wikipedia

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