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Manus Province is the smallest province A province is almost always an administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational entity, first-level subdivision, as well as many similar terms, are gen ... in Papua New Guinea with a land area of , but with more than of water. The provincial town of Manus is Lorengau and the total population is 60,485 (2011 census). The province consists of only one district (Manus District; with identical boundaries to those of the province), 12 local government area, Local Level Governments (LLGs) and 127 electoral ward, Wards. The province is made up of the Admiralty Islands (a group of 18 islands in the Bismarck Archipelago), as well as Wuvulu Island and nearby atolls in the west, which collectively are referred to as the Western Islands, Papua New Guinea, Western Islands. The largest island in the group is Manus Island, where Lorengau and a former Manus Re ...
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Papua New Guinea (PNG; , ; tpi, Papua Niugini; ho, Papua Niu Gini), officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea ( tpi, Independen Stet bilong Papua Niugini; ho, Independen Stet bilong Papua Niu Gini), is a country in that comprises the eastern half of the island of and its offshore islands in (a region of the southwestern north of Australia). Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is . It is the world's third largest with an area of . At the national level, after being ruled by three external powers since 1884, Papua New Guinea established its sovereignty in 1975. This followed nearly 60 years of Australian administration, which started during . It became an independent in 1975 with as its . It also became a member of the in its own right. Papua New Guinea is one of the most linguistically diverse countries in the world. There are 851 known , of which 11 now have no known speakers.
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