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Jayapura

[jah-yuh-poo r-uh] /ˌdʒɑ yəˈpʊər ə/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Irian Jaya, on the NE coast, in Indonesia.
Formerly Hollandia.

Irian Jaya

[eer-ee-ahn jah-yah] /ˈɪər iˌɑn ˈdʒɑ yɑ/
noun
1.
the W part of the island of New Guinea, formerly a Dutch territory: a province of Indonesia since 1963. About 159,000 sq. mi. (411,810 sq. km).
Capital: Jayapura.
Formerly Irian Barat
[bahr-aht] /ˈbɑr ɑt/ (Show IPA),
West Irian, Netherlands New Guinea, Dutch New Guinea.
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British Dictionary definitions for Jayapura

Jayapura

/ˌdʒɑːjɑːˈpʊərə/
noun
1.
a port in NE Indonesia, capital of Papua (formerly Irian Jaya), on the N coast. Pop: 155 548 (2000) Former spelling Djajapura Former names Sukarnapura, Kotabaru, Hollandia

Irian Jaya

noun
1.
a former Indonesian name (1973–2001) for Papua (sense 2)
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Encyclopedia Article for Jayapura

Djajapura

city and capital of Papua propinsi (province), eastern Indonesia, on the northern coast of the island of New Guinea. It is a port on Jos Sudarso (Humboldt) Bay at the foot of Mount Cycloop (7,087 feet [2,160 metres]). During World War II the Japanese established an air base there; Allied forces took the area in 1944, and Hollandia became the headquarters of General Douglas MacArthur. Industries now produce furniture, textiles, beverages, chemicals, and transport equipment. It has an airport and is the site of the University of Cenderawasih (founded 1962). Pop. (2000) 155,548.

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