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Autonomous Region of Bougainville
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Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARB)

The Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARB) was previously known as the North Solomons. The main island was named after the French navigator Louis Antoine de Bougainville who also gave his name to the Bougainvillea.

Bougainville is the largest of the Solomon Islands Archipelago, located in the southwest Pacific Ocean about 600 km east of New Guinea and 600 km south of the equator. It is largely forested and has mountains rising up to about 2600 m, including active volcanoes.

The Autonomous Region of Bougainville suffered the harshness of conflict and over a decade of isolation from the rest of the world. The ARB is now moving ahead and tourism is an important part of the future for ARB.

Politically the island is part of Papua New Guinea

http://www.bougainvilletourism.org.pg/ - http://bougainvilleisland.com/

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Created 28 Dec, 2009
Updated 23 Feb, 2011

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