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ID: 7003970
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7003970

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of West New Guinea (province)  West New Guinea (province)

Coordinates:
Lat: 04 45 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -4.7500  decimal degrees
Long: 138 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 138.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Province of Indonesia comprising western half of island of New Guinea and islands off the north and northwest coasts; claimed by the Dutch as part of the Dutch East Indies in 1828 and remained under Dutch sovereignty after Indonesia gained independence in 1949; in 1963 the province was transferred to Indonesia under U.N. negotiations.

Names:
Papua (preferred,C,V)  ............ from 2002
Provinsi Papua (C,V)
Papua Barat (C,V)
West Irian (C,O)
West New Guinea (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Irian Jaya (H,V)  ............ 1973-2001
Irian Barat (H,V)  ............ until 1969
Dutch New Guinea (H,O)
Netherlands New Guinea (H,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Indonesia (nation)  ........  Indonesia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of West New Guinea (province)  ............  West New Guinea (province) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Dutch East Indies (former territory/colony/dependent state)  ........  Dutch East Indies (former territory/colony/dependent state) (P)
Hierarchy of West New Guinea (province)  ............  West New Guinea (province)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of New Guinea (island)  ........  New Guinea (island) (P)
Hierarchy of West New Guinea (province)  ............  West New Guinea (province) (P)

Place Types:
province (preferred, C)  ............  transferred to Indonesia 1963
first level subdivision (C)
former territory/colony/dependent state (C)  ............  part of Dutch East Indies, until 1963
dependency (H)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Jayapura .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Asia, Indonesia, West New Guinea) [7001655]

Sources and Contributors:
Dutch New Guinea..........  [VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 549
Irian Barat..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 13 July 2010
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 549
Irian Jaya..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 13 July 2010
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 15
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 345
Netherlands New Guinea..........  [VP]
.........................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 549
Papua..........  [VP]
..............  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 13 July 2010
..............  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 13 July 2010
..............  UNESCO World Heritage Centre [online] (1992-) In "Lorentz National Park"; accessed 13 July 2010
Papua Barat..........  [VP]
.......................  Library of Congress Subject Headings (2002-) 2009033816, accessed 13 July 2010
Provinsi Papua..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 25 September 2014
West Irian..........  [VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 214
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 358
West New Guinea..........  [VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1331
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 13 July 2010
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 25 September 2014
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 214; Plate 15
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 345; 358
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 549
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1331
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 13 July 2010

 

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