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(both: jä'yəpŭr`ə), formerly


(so͞okär'nəpo͝or`ə), town, capital of PapuaPapua
or Irian Jaya
, province (2014 est pop. 3,486,000), 123,180 sq mi (319,036 sq km), Indonesia. Comprising most of the western half of New Guinea and a number of offshore islands, it is Indonesia's largest province; the extreme western peninsulas and offshore
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 (Indonesian New Guinea), Indonesia. A regional trade center and seaport, it is on Yos Sudarso Bay (formerly Humboldt Bay; an inlet of the Pacific) near the border with Papua New Guinea. Occupied by the Japanese in World War II, it was liberated by U.S. forces in Apr., 1944, and served as General MacArthur's headquarters. Another former name was Hollandia.
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, Djajapura
a port in NE Indonesia, capital of Papua (formerly Irian Jaya), on the N coast. Pop.: 155 548 (2000)
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CAKARTA (CyHAN)- All 54 bodies recovered at the crash site in Papua will be airlifted with helicopters to Sentani of Jayapura, rescuers said here on Tuesday.
Jayapura: A tunnel at a mine in the remote east of Indonesia caved in Tuesday with around 30 workers inside, the US operator and police said.
Continued refusal by your military to allow our access to Jayapura and other parts of Indonesia will inevitably call into question the seriousness of your government's assurances to us regarding your intent to implement Special Autonomy and to end unreasonable restrictions on international access to West Papua.
Release date- 20082019 - Jayapura - Pertamina confirmed the distribution of fuel in the Manokwari, Sorong and Jayapura areas on Tuesday (8/20) morning returned to normal after a day earlier had been hampered by the result of community action at several points in the provinces of Papua and West Papua.
The plane operated by Indonesian carrier Trigana Air lost contact with air traffic control Sunday afternoon during a short flight in bad weather from Jayapura, capital of Papua province.
Susanto, head of the Search and Rescue Office in Jayapura, capital of Papua province, said aircraft from the office has seen the wreckage of the plane with flight number TGN267.
Contact was lost with the Trigana Air ATR 42 turboprop just before 15:00 local time (06:00 GMT) after take-off from Sentani airport in the regional capital Jayapura. The plane was flying to the town of Oksibil in the south of the region.(pick up previous) mam.tg
According to spa, the ATR 42 aircraft operated by local carrier Trigana Air disappeared from the radar at 2.55 pm local time (0555 GMT) while on a 55-minute flight from the provincial capital Jayapura to Oksibil, said Transport Ministry spokesman Julius Barata.
There were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued after the quake struck on land at 1:42 pm (0442 GMT) at a depth of 75 kilometres (46 miles), 272 kilometres west-southwest of provincial capital Jayapura, the USGS said.
JAYAPURA -- A major 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck the eastern Indonesian province of Papua on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, sending panicked crowds running into the streets.
as the helicopter was trying to land to ferry the seven bodies to the provincial capital Jayapura.
There are 8 units of UPMS located in Medan, Palembang, Jakarta, Semarang, Surabaya, Balikpapan, Makassar and Jayapura.