Posted By Staff Reporter
Enga is one of the seven Highlands Provinces in Papua New Guinea. One unique thing about Enga province is that all inhabitants of Enga speak one language unlike other provinces.
Districts : Kandep, Kompiam, , Lagaip-Porgera, Wabag
Governor - Hon. Peter Ipatas (2012)
Provincial Administrator - Dr. Samson Amean
Provincial Treasurer - Mr. Joe Warapio
11,704 km2 (4,519 sq mi)
37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Enga Province is located in the north most region of the highlands of PNG, having been divided from the Western Highlands to become a separate province when the provinces were created at the time of independence in 1975. The people of Enga are called Engans—they are a majority ethnic group—speaking one language in all its five districts: approximately 500,000 people.
Enga is unique among the provinces in Papua New Guinea in that it has only one major linguistic and ethnic group: Enga speakers. Although dialects of the Enga language vary greatly from Laiagam in the west to Wapenamanda in the east, Engans' shared ethnic identity overshadows the existence of other ethnic groups in the province, such as Ipili speakers (around Porgera) and Nete speakers.
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
Kandep District Kandep - Kandep Rural
- Wage Rural
Kompiam District Kompiam Ambum Rural
Wapi (Uangis) Rural
Lagaip-Pogera District Laiagam-Porgera Pilikambi Rural
Wapenamanda District Wapenamanda Wapenamanda Rural
Wabag District Wabag
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