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Sandaun Province

Sandaun Province
West Sepik Province
Flag of Sandaun Province
Sandaun Province in Papua New Guinea
Sandaun Province in Papua New Guinea
Country Papua New Guinea
Capital Vanimo
 • Governor Akmat Mai 2012-
 • Total 35,820 km2 (13,830 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 248,411
 • Density 6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)

Sandaun Province, officially West Sepik Province, is the north-westernmost province of Papua New Guinea. It covers an area of 35,920 km² and has a population of 248,411 (2011 census). The capital is Vanimo. In July 1998 the area surrounding the town Aitape was hit by an enormous tsunami which killed over 2,000 people.

Districts and LLGs

There are four 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.[1]

District District Capital LLG Name
Aitape-Lumi District Aitape Aitape Urban
East Aitape Rural
East Wapei Rural
West Aitape Rural
West Wapei Rural
Nuku District Nuku Nuku Rural
Palai Rural
Yangkok Rural
Maimai Wanwan Rural
Telefomin District Telefomin Namea Rural
Oksapmin Rural
Telefomin Rural
Yapsie Rural
Vanimo-Green River District Vanimo Amanab Rural
Bewani-Wutung-Onei Rural
Green River Rural
Vanimo Urban
Walsa 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 2007 general election.

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
West Sepik Provincial Carlos Yuni (Independent) Simon Solo (NA) [2]
Aitape-Lumi Open Patrick Pruaitch (NA) Patrick Pruaitch (NA) [3]
Nuku Open Andrew Kumbakor (PANGU) Andrew Kumbakor (PANGU) [4]
Telefomin Open Atimeng Buhupe (NA) Peter Iwei (PDM) [5]
Vanimo-Green River Open Philip Inou (PAP) Belden Namah (NA) [5]


  1. ^ National Statistical Office of Papua New Guinea
  2. ^ "95 candidates declared". The National. Retrieved 2007-07-30. 
  3. ^ "PNG’s National Alliance now has seven seats, expects another 13". Radio New Zealand International. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Kumbakor returns". Post Courier Online. Retrieved 2007-07-19. 
  5. ^ a b "41 MPs declared". The National. Retrieved 2007-07-25. 

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