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Autonomous Region of Bougainville

Flag of Bougainville
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Motto: Peace, Unity, Prosperity
Anthem: My Bougainville
6°0′S 155°0′E / 6.000°S 155.000°E / -6.000; 155.000
Capital
and largest city
Buka
6.3754° S, 155.3807° E
Official languages English, Tok Pisin
Other languages Tok Pisin
North Bougainville languages
South Bougainville languages
Demonym(s) Bougainvillean
Government Autonomous Region
• President
John Momis
• Vice-President
Raymond Masono
Legislature House of Representatives
Establishment
• Autonomy
25 June 2002
• Voted independence
7 December 2019
Area
• Total
9,384 km2 (3,623 sq mi)
Population
• 2011 estimate
249,358
HDI (2018) Increase 0.580
medium
Currency Papua New Guinean kina (PGK)
Time zone UTC+11 (Bougainville Standard Time)
Driving side left
Calling code +675

Bougainville ( boh-GHƏN-vil; Tok Pisin: Bogenvil ), officially the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, is an autonomous region in Papua New Guinea. The largest island is Bougainville Island, while the region also includes Buka Island and a number of outlying islands and atolls.

The interim capital is Buka.

In 2011, the region had an estimated population of 250,000 people.

In late 2019, an independence referendum was held with 98.31% voting for independence rather than continued autonomy within Papua New Guinea.

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