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Oro Province

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Country  Papua New Guinea
Area  22,735 kmĀ²
Time zone  AEST (UTC+10)
Capital  Popondetta
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Districts  List Ijivitari District Sohe District

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Oro Province, formerly (and officially still) Northern Province, is a coastal province of Papua New Guinea. The provincial capital is Popondetta. The province covers 22,800 km2, and has 176,206 inhabitants (2011 census).


Map of Northern Province, Papua New Guinea

Oro is the only province in which the Anglican Church is the major religious denomination. Oil palm is the principal primary industry. William Clarke College also funds people in that area.

The northern end of the Kokoda Track terminates at the village of Kokoda in the province and the active volcano Mount Lamington. Once the Kokoda Track was taken and provided access from Port Moresby to the hinterland during the Second World War, the coast of the then Northern District was also the scene of heavy fighting; the Buna, Gona and Sanananda campaigns are particularly well remembered.

The Tufi dive and cultural resort is located on the north coast of the Cape Nelson Rural Local Level Government area and is well known for its diving and the spectacular rias, locally referred to as ' fjords'.

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  • Mamba
  • Kumusi
  • Ope
  • Gira
  • Eia
  • Girua
  • Musa
  • Native species

  • Queen Alexandra's birdwing butterfly, the largest butterfly in the world with a possible wingspan in excess of 25 cm (9.8 inches)
  • Dwarf cassowary (Casuarius bennetti, the smallest of the three species of cassowaries
  • Papuan hornbill (Rhyticeros plicatus), otherwise known as Blyth's hornbill
  • King bird-of-paradise, (Cicinnurus regius)
  • Yellow-faced myna (Mino dumontii)
  • Lawes's parotia, (Parotia lawesii)
  • 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.


    Oro Province Wikipedia

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