Simbu Province

Simbu Province

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Simbu Province

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Simbu, also known as (and officially named) Chimbu, is a Highlands Region province in Papua New Guinea. The province has an area of 6,100 kmĀ² and a population of 259,703 (2000 census). The capital of the province is Kundiawa. Mount Wilhelm, the tallest mountain in Papua New Guinea, is on the border of Simbu.


Simbu in the local dialect really means Sipuuuu, which means "thank you". Simbu is located in the central highlands cordillera of Papua New Guinea. It shares geographic and political boundaries with five provinces: Western Highlands, Eastern Highlands, Southern Highlands, Gulf and Madang. It is a significant source of organically produced coffee.

Simbu is a province with limited natural resources and very rugged mountainous terrain. The economic progress of the province has been slower than some other highlands provinces.


Simbu, although lacking natural resources, is able to contribute more in human resources and can now boast to have some of the country's top brains.<!--no doubt there is a less chauvinistic way to say this--> Simbus are working in world renowned institutions world wide, from the United States to the United Kingdom. There are three secondary schools in the province: Kondiu Rosary Secondary School, Yauwe Moses Secondary School and Kerowagi Secondary School.

Districts and LLGs

There are six districts in the province. Each district has one or more Local Level Government (LLG) areas. For census purposes, the...
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