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Madang Province
Madang Provins (Tok Pisin)
Flag of Madang Province
Madang Province in Papua New Guinea
Madang Province in Papua New Guinea
Coordinates: 5°10′S 145°20′E / 5.167°S 145.333°E / -5.167; 145.333
CountryPapua New Guinea
 • GovernorPeter Yama 2017-
 • Total28,886 km2 (11,153 sq mi)
 (2011 census)
 • Total493,906
 • Density17/km2 (44/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+10 (AEST)
HDI (2018)0.545[1]
low · 13th of 22

Madang is a province of Papua New Guinea. The province is on the northern coast of mainland Papua New Guinea and has many of the country's highest peaks, active volcanoes and its biggest mix of languages. The capital is the town of Madang.

Districts and LLGs and clans

Each province in Papua New Guinea has one or more districts, and each district has one or more Local Level Government (LLG) areas. For census purposes, the LLG areas are subdivided into wards and those into census units.[2][3][4]

District District Capital LLG Name
Bogia District Bogia Almami Rural
Iabu Rural
Yawar Rural
Madang District Madang Ambenob Rural
Madang Urban
Transgogol Rural
Middle Ramu District Simbai Arabaka Rural
Josephstaal Rural
Simbai Rural
Kovon Rural
Rai Coast District Saidor Astrolabe Bay Rural
Naho Rawa Rural
Nayudo Rural
Rai Coast (Saidor)
Sumkar District Karkar Karkar Rural
Sumgilbar Rural
Usino Bundi District Usino Bundi Rural
Usino Rural
Gama Rural


Tertiary educational institutions in Madang Province include:

Provincial leaders

The province was governed by a decentralised provincial administration, headed by a Premier, from 1978 to 1995. Following reforms taking effect that year, the national government reassumed some powers, and the role of Premier was replaced by a position of Governor, to be held by the winner of the province-wide seat in the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea.[6][7]

Premiers (1978–1995)

Premier Term
Bato Bultin 1978–1984
Max Moeder 1985–1986
Andrew Ariako 1986–1993
provincial government suspended 1993–1995

Governors (1995–present)

Governor Term
Peter Barter 1995–1997
Jim Kas 1997–2000
Pengau Nengo (acting) 2000–2002
Stahl Musa 2002
James Yali 2002–2007
Arnold Amet 2007–2008
Buka Malai (acting) 2008–2009
Arnold Amet 2009–2011
James Gau 2011–2012
Jim Kas 2012–2017
Peter Yama 2017–2022
Ramsey Pariwa 2022–present

Members of the National Parliament

The province and each district is represented by a Member of the National Parliament. There is one provincial electorate and each district is an open electorate.

Electorate Member
Madang Provincial Ramsey Pariwa
Bogia Open Robert Naguri
Madang Open Bryan Jared Kramer
Middle Ramu Open Jonny Alonk
Rai Coast Open Kessy Sawang
Sumkar Open Alexander Orme
Usino-Bundi Open Jimmy Uguro

Notable people


  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Archived from the original on 2018-09-23. Retrieved 2020-04-18.
  2. ^ National Statistical Office of Papua New Guinea
  3. ^ "Final Figures". 2011 National Population and Housing Census: Ward Population Profile. Port Moresby: National Statistical Office, Papua New Guinea. 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-09-06. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  4. ^ "Census Figures by Wards - Momase Region". 2011 National Population and Housing Census: Ward Population Profile. Port Moresby: National Statistical Office, Papua New Guinea. 2014. Archived from the original on 2019-05-19. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  5. ^ Divine Word University
  6. ^ May, R. J. "8. Decentralisation: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back". State and society in Papua New Guinea: the first twenty-five years. Australian National University. Archived from the original on 1 April 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Provinces". Archived from the original on 28 July 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2017.