Southern Region
Coordinates: 7°55′S 145°50′E / 7.917°S 145.833°E / -7.917; 145.833
Country Papua New Guinea
Largest cityPort Moresby
 • Total202,542 km2 (78,202 sq mi)
 (2011 Census)[1]
 • Total1,456,250
 • Density7.2/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+10 (AEST)

Southern Region (formerly Papua Region) is one of four regions of Papua New Guinea. The region includes the national capital Port Moresby.


The Region is administratively divided into six provinces:[2]

See also


  1. ^ Papua New Guinea National Statistical Office (November 2013). "2011 National Population & Housing Census: Final Figures Booklet". Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Census Figures by Wards - Southern Region". 2011 National Population and Housing Census: Ward Population Profile. Port Moresby: National Statistical Office, Papua New Guinea. 2014.