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Gulf Province in Papua New Guinea
|Country||Papua New Guinea|
|• Governor||Chris Haiveta 2017-current|
|• Total||34,472 km2 (13,310 sq mi)|
|• Density||4.6/km2 (12/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+10 (AEST)|
Gulf Province is a province of Papua New Guinea located on the southern coast. The provincial capital is Kerema. The 34,472 km² province is dominated by mountains, lowland river deltas, and grassland flood plains, the Kikori, Turama, Purari and Vailala rivers all meet the sea known as the Papuan Gulf. The province has the second-smallest population of all the provinces of Papua New Guinea with 106,898 inhabitants (2000 census). The province shares land borders with Western Province to the west, Southern Highlands, Chimbu, and Eastern Highlands to the north, Morobe Province to the east, and Central Province to the southeast.
Districts and LLGs
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.
|District||District Capital||LLG Name|
|Kerema District||Kerema||Central Kerema Rural|
|East Kerema Rural|
|Kikori District||Kikori||Baimuru Rural|
|East Kikori Rural|
|West Kikori Rural|
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.
|provincial government suspended||1993–1995|
Members of the National Parliament
|Gulf Provincial||Chris Haiveta|
|Kerema Open||Richard Mendani|
|Kikori Open||Soroi Marepo Eoe|
- National Statistical Office of Papua New Guinea
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