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HI! My name is Annette Peebles and I am the new Regional Coordinator  for Papua New Guinea.  This province is up for adoption, if you are interested in adopting please read the guidelines and then email me.
Districts
Population
Major Languages
Finschhafen
 47,177
Kate, Kube
Garaina
 7,541
Guhu-Samane, Biaru-Waria, Gazili
Kabwum
38,685
Kimba, Timbe, Selepet
Kaiapit, hq at Mutzing
36,207
Adzera, Wantoat, Safeyoka
Huon, hq at Lae
149,591
Bukawac, Nabak, Wampar
Menyamya
 41,711
Menya, Hamtai, Yagwoia
Mumeng
16,703
Mumeng, Mapos
Siassi, hq at Semo
10,103
Kovai, Mutu, Mangap
Wau
30,038
Hamtai, Biangi
*Courtesy of PNG Online*
LAE - MOROBE PROVINCE
The Morobe Province curves its way around the tropical blue waters of the Huon Gulf taking in the mountainous Huon Peninsula and the superb Markham Valley,with its tropical birdlife, butterflies, orchids The Morobe Province is truly a beautiful part of the country with breathtaking scenery. The Province may well be the birth place of the first human settlement in Papua New Guinea. Axe heads found at Bobongora have been dated back some 40,000 years.
It was the discovery of gold at Wau in 1926 which sparked off the growth of Lae, establishing itself as the headquarters for aviation companies which carried supplies to the miners in the search for gold. Lae's importance as a deep water port attracted the Japanese in securing Lae as a strategic base in World War II.
Today, Lae has grown to become Papua New Guinea's second largest city and is both the administrative and business capital of the Morobe Province. It is the nation's major manufacturing and shipping centre. The Province has nineteen wharves and a healthy coastal shipping industry. The Morobe Provincial government is very much aware of the vital role this province plays in trade and industry within Papua New Guinea. Consequently, it has encouraged investment in both the commerce and industry sectors. Many companies operate their head offices in Lae and it has recently acquired a fish canning factory, believed to be one of the largest in the Pacific.
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