Which country shares an island with Indonesia’s easternmost province?

Does Papua New Guinea share an island with Indonesia?

Papua New Guinea shares the island of New Guinea with Indonesia. … The country spans an area of roughly 178,700 square miles in Oceania and is made up of several islands as well as a section of land on the island of New Guinea.

Where is the island of New Guinea?

located in the eastern end of the Indone- sian Archipelago just a few miles north of Australia. Since May 1963, when In- donesia received Netherlands New Guinea from the United Nations and changed its name to West Irian, this is- land contains a common boundary be- tween Indonesia and Australia.

What are the bordering countries of Indonesia?

Indonesia shares borders with Malaysia on Borneo island, with Papua New Guinea on Papua island, and with East Timor on Timor island. Other neighboring countries include Singapore, the Philippines, Australia, and the union territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India.

Is New Guinea two countries?

New Guinea is administratively divided into two parts: its western half comprises the Indonesian propinsi (or provinsi; provinces) of Papua and West Papua (collectively, formerly called Irian Jaya); and its eastern half comprises the major part of Papua New Guinea, an independent country since 1975. …

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