Eastern Highlands Province

About Eastern Highlands Provinces


  • Daulo
  • Goroka
  • Hanganofi
  • Kainantu
  • Lufa
  • Obura-Wonenara
  • Okapa
  • Unggai-Bena




  • Governor - Hon. James Numu
  • Provincial Administrator - Samson Akunai
  • Provincial Treasurer - Vilo Wartove
Area Total

  • 4,324.3 sq mi (11,200 km2)

  • Population Total

  • 432,972

  • Density

  • 100.1/sq mi (38.7/km2)

  • Site Advisor

    ID Photo Position & Name Contact Detais
    Provincial & District Support Advisor

    Mr. Mathew Tine
    • Office: Provincial Treasury Office (Konedobu)
    • Address: P.O Box 1077, GOROKA, EHP
    • Ph: (+675) 532 3201
    • Fax: (+675) 532 1403
    • Mobile: (+675) 7202 4106
    • Email: mathew_tine@finance.gov.pg
    Eastern Highlands is a highlands province of Papua New Guinea. The provincial capital is Goroka. The province covers an area of 11,200 km², and has a population of 432,972 (2000 census). The province shares a common administrative boundary with Madang, Morobe and Gulf and Simbu Provinces. The province is the home of the Asaro Mud Musk that is displayed at shows and festivals within the province and in the country. It is reachable by air and road transport..

    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
    Daulo District Asaro
    • Upper Asaro, Lower Asaro & Watabung LLG
    Goroka District Goroka
    • Goroka Urban, Mimanalo, Gahuku LLG
    Henganofi District Henganofi
    • Dunatina, Faiantina & Kafetina LLGs
    Kainantu District Kainantu
    • Kainantu Urban, Agarabi, Kumano 1, Kumano 2
    Lufa Districtt Lufa
    • Mt Michael, Yagaria and Unavi LLG
    Obura-Wonenara District Lamari
    • Lamari, Gadsup/Tairora, Yelia LLG
    Okapa District Okapa
    • East Okapa & West Okapa LLG
    Unggai-Benna District Benna
    • Unggai, Lower Bena & Upper Bena LLGs