Jiwaka is a province of Papua New Guinea. The provincial capital is temporarily located in Kurumul. Mostly all provincial matters are handled in Kurumul while few are handled in Minj.
The province covers an area of 4,798 km², and there are 343,987 inhabitants (2011 census final figures—2000 census 185,641). Jiwaka province officially came into being on 17 May 2012, comprising three districts previously part of Western Highlands Province. Mount Wilhelm, the tallest mountain in Papua New Guinea, is on the border of Jiwaka.
“Jiwaka” is a portmanteau word combining the first two letters each of Jimi, Waghi and Kambia. The inclusion of the Anglimp Rural LLG in Jiwaka was controversial, and was reviewed after the 2012 general elections.
|Provincial Finance Manager (PFM)||Provincial Finance Office Contact|
|Mr. Clement Tare||P.O Box 26 Banz
Phone: 706 45981
Each province in Papua New Guinea has one or more districts, and each district has one or more Local Level Government (LLG) areas. For census purposes, the LLG areas are subdivided into wards and those into census units.
|District||District Finance Manager||District Capital||LLG||Contacts|
|North Waghi||Justin Aimon||Banz||
Tel: 748 03531
Tel: 714 67365
|Anglimp South Waghi||Casper Mek||Minj||
Tel: 714 33325
1. National Capital District (Port Moresby)
2. Central Province
3. Chimbu (Simbu)
4. Eastern Highlands
5. East New Britain
6. East Sepik
11. Milne Bay
13. New Ireland
14. Northern (Oro Province)
15. Bougainville (autonomous region)
16. Southern Highlands
17. Western Province (Fly)
18. Western Highlands
19. West New Britain
20. West Sepik (Sandaun)