Girish Mahajan

Hagen Mountains (New Guinea)

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State  Papua-New Guinea
Elevation  3,778 m
Parent range  Island of New Guinea
Peak  Mount Hagen (Hagensberg)
Hagen Mountains (New Guinea)

The Hagen Mountains (German: Hagengebirge) are a mountain range over 3,000 metres high in Papua-New Guinea, in the northeast of the island of New Guinea. The range lies on the territory of the former German colony of German New Guinea in the Kaiser-Wilhelmsland, west of and parallel to the middle Ramu valley. It was discovered in 1896 and named after Curt von Hagen, then director general (Generaldirektor) of the New Guinea Company and governor of German New Guinea. Curt von Hagen's father was the royal adjutant and lieutenant-general, Heinrich von Hagen; Curt von Hagen was thus a great grandson of the polymath, Karl Gottfried Hagen, of Königsberg.

The Hagen Mountains are a relatively compact massif of volcanic origin. Their highest peak is the 3,778-metre-high Mount Hagen (Hagensberg), after which the town of Mount Hagen, 25 kilometres to the southeast, is named.

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Hagen Mountains (New Guinea) Wikipedia


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