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Jayapura

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Jayapura City is the provincial capital of Papua, Indonesia. It is situated on the island of New Guinea. It is situated on Yos Sudarso Bay (formerly known as Humboldt Bay). It covers an area of 935.92 km2, and borders Jayapura Regency to the west, Keerom Regency to the south, the nation of Papua New Guinea to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the north. It had a population of 256,705 at the 2010 Census; the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) is 315,872.Administrative districtsThe city comprises five districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census:EtymologyJayapura is Sanskrit for "City of Victory" (jaya: "victory"; pura: "city"). The reason for that name is that Suharto wanted to mention his victories while fighting Operation Trikora against the Netherlands. The last battle was fought in Jayapura during 14 August 1962 till 15 August 1962. Nowadays the Humbold bay native called the city as "Port Numbay".GeographyThe topography of Jayapura varies from valleys, hilly, plateau, and high mountain up to 700 meter above sea level. Jayapura overlooks the Yos Sudarso Bay. Jayapura is about 94,000 ha wide divided into 5 districts. Around 30% of the area is inhabited, consisting of a rough terrain, swamps, and protected forest. Average temperature is 29 °C-31.8 °C.
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