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Aravia Destination Guide

Discover Aravia in Papua New Guinea!

Aravia in the region of Bougainville is a town located in Papua New Guinea - some 589 mi (or 948 km) North-East of Port Moresby, the country's capital.

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Local time in Aravia is now 09:11 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Pacific / Port Moresby" with an UTC offset of 10 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Tapsanwara, Ruri, Puto, Pora Pora, Kokopo or Ratsua. When in this area, you might want to check out Umum, Tendu, Namkerio, Lomsis and Aravia as well. We also found some pictures.


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Interesting facts about this location

Battle of Porton Plantation

The Battle of Porton Plantation (8–10 June 1945) took place at Porton Plantation, near the village of Soraken on Bougainville Island, in the Solomon Islands archipelago during World War II. Involving forces from Australia, New Zealand and Japan, the battle was part of the wider Bougainville campaign, which had begun in late 1943 and lasted until the end of the war in August 1945.

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Located at -5.61, 154.87 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:1945 in Papua New Guinea, Battles of World War II involving Australia, Battles of World War II involving Japan, Conflicts in 1945, South West Pacific theatre of World War II

Battle of Tsimba Ridge

The Battle of Tsimba Ridge was a battle of the Second World War involving Australian and Japanese forces. Part of the wider Bougainville Campaign of the Pacific theatre, the battle occurred in the northern sector of Bougainville Island between 17 January and 9 February 1945, when the lead battalion of the Australian 11th Brigade—the 31st/51st Battalion—advanced towards the Genga River as they drove towards the Bonis Peninsula.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -5.61, 154.87 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:1945 in Papua New Guinea, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Battles and operations of World War II involving Papua New Guinea, Battles of World War II involving Australia, Battles of World War II involving Japan, Conflicts in 1945, Pacific Ocean theatre of World War II, South West Pacific theatre of World War II

Emperor Range

Emperor Range is a mountain range in northern part of the island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, at about {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:5.75|S|154.9166667|E||||| |primary |name= }}. Several volcanoes are located in the range, including highest point of the island - Mount Balbi.

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Located at -5.61, 154.87 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Mountain ranges of Papua New Guinea, Volcanoes of Bougainville

Buka Airport

Buka Airport is an airport serving Buka Island in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (also known as North Solomons) in Papua New Guinea. It is located at the southern end of the island, near Buka Passage behind the town of Buka, and pre-war Chinatown. The airport terminal is about 1.5 kilometres from the Buka Township. It is the only airport serviced by a regular passenger transport service in the North Solomons Province. In 2004, the airport experienced some closures due to land disputes.

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Located at -5.61, 154.87 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 19 mi away.
Tags:Airfields of the United States Army Air Forces in the Pacific Ocean theatre of World War II, Airports in Papua New Guinea, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, USAAF Air Transport Command Airfields - Pacific

Buka, Papua New Guinea

Buka is situated on Buka Island, Bougainville Province, Papua New Guinea. It has been the capital of the province during the Bougainville civil war. The former, or proper capital of Bougainville, Arawa was all but destroyed in 1990 as tensions reached a critical level in a civil uprising, which ended in 1997. Buka today is a bustling, peaceful town, detached by water from the main island Bougainville, and the much publicized tension there.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -5.61, 154.87 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 19 mi away.
Tags:Autonomous Region of Bougainville