East New Britain is a province of Papua New Guinea, on the north-eastern part of the island of New Britain and it also includes the Duke of York Islands. The capital of the province is Kokopo, not far from the old capital of Rabaul, which was largely destroyed in the 1994 volcanic eruption. East New Britain covers a total land area of 15,816 square kilometres (6,107 sq mi), and the province has an estimated population of 220,133 (2000 census). Provincial coastal waters extend over an area of 104,000 square metres (26 acres).
There are sixteen Austronesian languages spoken in the province, of which Kuanua, spoken by the Tolai on the Gazelle Peninsula is the most widely spoken.
East New Britain has a dual economy: a cash economy operates side by side with the subsistence-farming sector. The main crops produced for export are cocoa and copra. Tourism continues to be an increasingly important sector of the provincial economy.
|Provincial Finance Manager (PFM)||Provincial Finance Office Contact|
|Mr. Steven Tamti||P.O.Box__ Kokopo
East New Britian Province
Phone: 717 94437
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|
|Kokopo District||Mr. Rivas Kenasa||Kokopo||
Tel: 795 96001
Tel: 728 55659
Tel: 714 19171
|Pomio District||Chris Tasman||Pomio||
Tel: 790 50129
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)