Papua, also known as Western New Guinea and formerly Irian Jaya, is the easternmost part of . It comprises the western half of the island of , the world's largest and highest tropical island, while the eastern half is the independent country of .

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is the capital and largest city in Papua, with a population 9f 315,000 people in 2014. Photo: Bertilvidet, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwestern and central Papua province of , which is located on the western half of the island of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is the largest city of West Papua province, on the western tip of the Bird's Head Peninsula in Papua, . Photo: Lord Mountbatten, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a group of islands on the western tip of Papua in , famous for its diving experience. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.


The is a region in central Papua. Surrounded by mountains as high as 3,000 meters and practically isolated from much of the island, this valley hosts some of the traditional cultures of Papua. Photo: Globetrotting philo, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The is a regency of southwest Papua province of , located on the western half of the island of . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

is a chartered city, and the capital of on the southern coast of , . Photo: Davidelit, CC0.

is the main city on the island of , off the northwest coast of Papua, .


Latitude of center
-4.3° or 4° 18' south
Longitude of center
136.4° or 136° 24' east

Also Known As

  • Achinese: New Guinea
  • Arabic: غرب غينيا الجديدة
  • Armenian: Արևմտյան Իրիան
  • Asturian: Nueva Guinea Occidental
  • Azerbaijani: Qərbi Yeni Qvineya
  • Balinese: Papua (wewidangan Indonésia)
  • Balinese: Papua
  • Basque: Mendebaldeko Papua
  • Bengali: পশ্চিম পাপুয়া
  • Breton: Papoua ar C'hornaoueg
  • Bulgarian: Западна Нова Гвинея
  • Catalan: Irian Occidental
  • Catalan: Papua Occidental
  • Chinese: Sai New Guinea
  • Chinese: 西巴布亚
  • Chinese: 西新几内亚
  • Chinese: 西新畿內亞
  • Czech: Západní Nová Guinea
  • Danish: West Papua
  • Dutch: Irian Jaya
  • Dutch: Papoea
  • Dutch: Papua
  • English: Irian Barat
  • English: Irian Jaya
  • English: Papua Barat
  • English: Provinsi Papua
  • English: West Irian
  • English: West New Guinea
  • English: West Papua
  • English: Western New Guinea
  • Esperanto: Okcidenta Nov-Gvineo
  • Finnish: Länsi-Uusi-Guinea
  • French: Nouvelle-Guinée hollandaise
  • French: Nouvelle-Guinée occidentale
  • French: Papouasie
  • Georgian: დასავლეთი ახალი გვინეა
  • German: Westneuguinea
  • Greek: Δυτική Παπούα
  • Greek: Πάπουα
  • Gujarati: વેસ્ટ પપુઆ
  • Hebrew: מערב גינאה החדשה
  • Hindi: पश्चिम पापुआ
  • Hungarian: Nyugat-Új-Guinea
  • Icelandic: Vestur-Nýja-Gínea
  • Iloko: Akinlaud a Baro a Guinea
  • Indonesian: Papua bagian barat
  • Italian: Nuova Guinea Occidentale
  • Japanese: イリアンジャヤ
  • Kannada: ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಪಪುವಾ
  • Kazakh: Батыс Ириан
  • Korean: 서뉴기니
  • Korean: 서파푸아
  • Lao: Akinlaud a Baro a Guinea
  • Latvian: Rietumpapua
  • Lithuanian: Vakarų Naujoji Gvinėja
  • Lombard: Papua
  • Malay: West Papua
  • Malayalam: വെസ്റ്റേൺ ന്യൂ ഗിനിയ
  • Marathi: वेस्ट पापुआ
  • Min Nan Chinese: Sai New Guinea
  • Mongolian: Папуа-Шинэ Гвиней
  • Northern Luri: پاپوآ افتونشین
  • Norwegian: Vest-Papua
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Irian Jaya
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Vest-Papua
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Vestpapua
  • Occitan (post 1500): Nòva Guinèa Occidentala
  • Pampanga: Albugang New Guinea
  • Pampanga: Western New Guinea
  • Persian: پاپوآی غربی
  • Piemontese: Papua
  • Polish: Irian Zachodni
  • Portuguese: Nova Guiné Ocidental
  • Russian: Западная Новая Гвинея
  • Russian: Западный Ириан
  • Russian: Ириан-Джая
  • Scottish Gaelic: Gini-Nuadh an Iar
  • Serbo-Croatian: Zapadna Nova Gvineja
  • Sinhala: බටහිර පැපුවා
  • Spanish: Nueva Guinea Occidental
  • Swahili: Guinea Mpya ya Kiholanzi
  • Swedish: Västpapua
  • Swiss German: Wescht-Neiginea
  • Swiss German: West-Neuguinea
  • Tamil: மேற்கு பாபுஆ
  • Telugu: పశ్చిమ పాపువా
  • Thai: นิวกินีตะวันตก
  • Tok Pisin: Wes Papua
  • Tosk Albanian: West-Neuguinea
  • Turkish: Batı Papua
  • Ukrainian: Західна Нова Гвінея
  • Urdu: مغربی پاپوا (ریجن)
  • Urdu: مغربی پاپوا (علاقہ)
  • Urdu: مغربی پاپوا
  • Vietnamese: Tây New Guinea
  • Vietnamese: Tây Papua
  • Wu Chinese: 西巴布亞
  • Yue Chinese: 西新畿內亞

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About Mapcarta. Thanks to Mapbox for providing amazing maps. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, excluding photos, directions and the map. Based on the page Papua. See this page's contributions. Photo: Kiko Turteliny, CC BY 2.0.