Jayapura

Jayapura

Jayapura (formerly Hollandia) is the capital and largest city of the Indonesian province of Papua. It is situated on the northern coast of New Guinea island and covers an area of 940.0 km2 (362.9 sq mi). The city borders the Pacific Ocean and Yos Sudarso Bay to the north, the country of Papua New Guinea to the east, Keerom Regency to the south, and Jayapura Regency to the west. With a population of 398,478 according to the 2020 census,[4] Jayapura is the most populous city in the entire island of New Guinea, surpassing Port Moresby, the national capital of Papua New Guinea.[5] It is also the fastest-growing city in Indonesia, with the population increasing by 55.23% since the previous census in 2010.[6] The official estimate as at mid 2022 was 410,852 (comprising 218,356 males and 192,496 females).[3]