District headquarters: Ijivitari
Number of LLGs: 5 - Oro Bay Rural, Safia
Rural, Afore Rural, Popondetta Urban, Tufi Rural
Number of wards: 88
Ijivitari District stretches south east of Popondetta and from the
Owen Stanley Ranges in the west across the Managalas
Plateau and Mt. Lamington to the Nelson Range in the east.
The district continues down to the coastal fiords of Tufi and
then further south to Collingwood Bay.
Kaukau, coconut and sago are important subsistence crops for
the district but there are few opportunities for income from
these activities. Oil palm is a high income earner on the coast.
The inland areas of Ijivitari have a high potential for agriculture
but remain very isolated from services.