The region is 1,200 kilometres (750 miles) from east to west and 736 kilometres (457 miles) from north to south.It has an area of 420,540 square kilometres (162,371 square miles), which equates to approximately 22% of Indonesia's land area.Most of the territory is in the Southern Hemisphere, with a few small northwestern islands such as Sajang Island in the Northern Hemisphere.The region is predominantly covered with ancient rainforest where numerous traditional tribes live such as the Dani of the Baliem Valley, although a large proportion of the population live in or near coastal areas, now a majority of which consists of recent transmigrants from Java and other provinces of Indonesia..Terwijl je bij sommige andere sites tussen het aanbod van een flink aantal singles, zelf het juiste contact moet proberen te vinden, heeft de eerste selectie van dates al voor je gemaakt. Home | Privacy | Gebruiksovereenkomst | Glossarium | Vriend Uitnodigen | Contact Kus Kus Dating ?is the part of the island of New Guinea (also known as Papua) annexed by Indonesia in 1962.
The predominant religion is Christianity (often combined with traditional beliefs) followed by Islam.Lying to the west of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, it is the only Indonesian territory to be situated in Oceania.The territory also includes nearby islands, including the Schouten and Raja Ampat archipelagoes.Following the 1998 commencement of reforms across Indonesia, Papua and other Indonesian provinces received greater regional autonomy.
In 2001, "Special Autonomy" status was granted to Papua province, although to date, implementation has been partial and often criticized.
Indonesian president Abdurrahman Wahid considered his short-lived use of the name "Papua" in 2002 as a concession to the West Papuans.