Western Islands, Papua New Guinea
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The Western Islands are a group of islands in the
Bismarck Archipelago The Bismarck Archipelago is a group of islands off the northeastern coast of New Guinea New Guinea (; Hiri Motu: ''Niu Gini''; id, Papua, historically ) is the List of islands by area, world's second-largest island, and with an area of , t ...
, and within
Manus Province Manus Province is the smallest province in Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (PNG; , ; tpi, Papua Niugini; ho, Papua Niu Gini; tcs, Op Deudai), officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea ( tpi, Independen Stet bilong Papua Ni ...
of the
Islands Region The New Guinea Islands Region is one of four regions of Papua New Guinea, regions of Papua New Guinea (PNG), comprising the Bismarck Archipelago and north-western Solomon Islands (archipelago), located north-east of New Guinea island (the mainland) ...
, in northern
Papua New Guinea 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 Oceania tha ...

Papua New Guinea
.


Geography

They are located north and west of
Manus Island Manus Island is part of Manus Province in northern Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (PNG; , ; tpi, Papua Niugini; ho, Papua Niu Gini; tcs, Op Deudai), officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea ( tpi, Independen Stet bilong ...
off the northeastern coast of
New Guinea island
New Guinea island
in the
Bismarck Sea The Bismarck Sea (german: Bismarcksee) lies in the southwestern Pacific Ocean The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean (or, depending on d ...
of the Southwestern
Pacific Ocean The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean (or, depending on definition, to Antarctica) in the south and is bounded by the continents of Asia ...

Pacific Ocean
. The Western Islands'
tropical rainforest File:Koppen-Geiger Map Af present.svg, upright=1.8, Tropical rainforest climate zones (Af). Tropical rainforests are rainforests that occur in areas of tropical rainforest climate in which there is no dry season – all months have an average p ...

tropical rainforest
s include several distinct
ecoregions An ecoregion (ecological region) or ecozone (ecological zone) is an ecology, ecologically and geographically defined area that is smaller than a bioregion, which in turn is smaller than a biogeographic realm. Ecoregions cover relatively large ar ...
.


Islands

Islands in the group include: *
Aua Island Aua is an island in the Bismarck Archipelago. It is part of the Western Islands, Papua New Guinea, Western Islands, region and Manus Province of northern Papua New Guinea. History The first sighting by Europeans of Aua island was by the Spanish ...
*
Hermit Islands The Hermit Islands are a group of 17 islands within the Western Islands, Papua New Guinea, Western Islands of the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea. Their coordinates are . The first sighting by Europeans of Hermit islands was by the Spanish ...
* Kaniet Islands (Anchorite Islands) ** Sae Island * Ninigo Islands * Wuvulu Island


See also

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External links


Geographical Names in the Western IslandsWuvulu.com: The Western Islands
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