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    Vogelkop Peninsula (Bird's Head Peninsula, Kepala Burung) West Papua Province Indonesia
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The Vogelkop Peninsula is located at the northwestern end of New Guinea. Named by the Dutch, Vogelkop means "Bird's Head" and also referred to as the Bird's Head Peninsula in some sources. In Indonesian known as Kepala Burung. Prewar and during the Pacific War located in the Dutch East Indies (Netherlands East Indies) in Dutch New Guinea. Today located in the Sorong Regency of West Papua Province in Indonesia.

Borders Geelvink Bay (Cenderawasih Bay) to the east and Bentoni Bay (Bintuni Bay) and beyond the Bomberai Peninsula to the south and the Dampier Strait and Waigeo Island to the west and Raja Ampat Islands and Batanta Island off the northwest. The Vogelkop Peninsula includes Cape Waios, Sorong, Manokwari (Menoekwari), Sansapor and Mar.

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Last Updated
June 15, 2019

 

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