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Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Profile of Admiralty Islands

Admiralty Islands or Admiralties, group of islands in the west Pacific Ocean, north of New Guinea, part of Papua New Guinea. The Admiralty Islands, which form part of the Bismarck Archipelago (q.v.), consist of about 18 islands. Manus Island (area, 1554 sq km/600 sq mi) and Rambutyo Island (area, about 207 sq km/about 80 sq mi) are the only large islands of the group. Coconut growing and pearl fishing are the leading industries. Lorengau, at the east extremity of Manus Island, is the chief town. The Admiralties were annexed by Germany in 1886. In 1920, following the defeat of Germany in World War I, the group was mandated to Australia. Japan occupied the islands in 1942, during World War II. Early in 1944, the Allies invaded the group. Japanese resistance ended on March 18, 1944. Administered by Australia after World War II, the islands became part of the newly independent nation of Papua New Guinea in 1975. Total area of Admiralty Islands is about 2072 sq km (800 sq mi). The population of Admiralties Islands were estimated about 60K in 2000.

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3 comments:

Jackson said...

It might be a very exotic place to have a journey in my holiday :D

Suray said...

Are you serious bro? You must be in kidding :D

mangi ples said...

mate its the best, scuba diving, fishing, kayaking and even hunting. The nightlife at the pontoon club floating over the sea with crocs caged undermneath is bouncing every weekend with young islander, the beers cold, cheap and plentiful. u casnt go wrong, take an island safari, 7 days and immerse yourself in the last frontier before its commercialised. beats bali hands down

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