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Districts
Population
Major Languages
Hagen Central, hq at Mount Hagen
108,629
Melpa, Gawigl
Hagen North, hq at Muglamp
86,134
Melpa, Enga Kayaka
Jimi, hq at Tabibuga
33,354
Ganja, Narak, Maring, Kalam
Tarnbul
28,374
Gawigl
Wahgi, hq at Minj
79,101
Wahgi
*Courtesy of PNG Online*
MOUNT HAGEN - WESTERN HIGHLANDS
The Highlands of Papua New Guinea are the most densely populated areas of the country, divided into five separate provinces - Eastern Highlands, Simbu, Western Highlands, Enga Province and the Southern Highlands. This extensive mountainous area provides the watershed for some of the world's largest river systems the Sepik ,Strickland and fly all originate from this area. Europeans did not discover the highlands until 1930's when the push for new Gold began. Until then it was felt the inhospitable terrain held no human habitation.
Located in the wide Wahgi Valley Mt Hagen is the Administration headquarters of the Western Highlands Province and has evolved to become the principle commercial centre for its adjacent neighbouring Provinces. The town is connected via the Highlands Highway to the towns of Kundiawa and Goroka, from here the road winds down to Lae in the Morobe Province, PNG's second largest city and further to the North the picturesque town of Madang. Mt Hagen was named after a German administrator Kurt Von Hagen back in the 1890's; it is now evolved into a vibrant bustling town with an estimated population of around 40,000.
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