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Coat of arms
Karya Swadaya
(Self-Reliance Works)
Location of Papua in Indonesia
Location of Papua in Indonesia
Established 1 May 1963
and largest city
 • Body Provincial Government of Papua
 • Total 315,091.62 km2 (121,657.55 sq mi)
Area rank 1st in Indonesia
Highest elevation
4,884 m (16,024 ft)
 (mid 2019)
 • Total 3,379,302
 • Rank 21st in Indonesia
 • Density 10.7248235/km2 (27.777165/sq mi)
  Health Ministry 2014 Estimate
 • Ethnic groups Papuan, Melanesian (including Aitinyo, Aefak, Asmat, Agast, Dani, Ayamaru, Mandacan, Mee/Paniai Biak, Serui), Javanese
 • Religion Christianity (83.15%)
Islam (15.88%)
Hinduism (0.09%)
Buddhism (0.05%)
Other (0.82%)
 • Languages Indonesian (official)
269 indigenous Papuan languages
Austronesian languages
Time zone UTC+9 (Indonesia Eastern Time)
ISO 3166 code ID-PA
HDI Increase 0.608 (Medium)
HDI rank 34th in Indonesia (2019)

Papua is the largest and easternmost province of Indonesia. It is made up of most of Western New Guinea. It is bordered by the state of Papua New Guinea to the east.

According to the 2010 census by Statistics Indonesia, Papua had a population of 2,833,381, the majority of whom are Christians. The province is divided into twenty-eight regencies and one city. Its capital and largest city is Jayapura.

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