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National Capital District (Papua New Guinea)


National Capital District

The National Capital District of Papua New Guinea is the incorporated area around Port Moresby, which is the capital of Papua New Guinea. Although it is surrounded by Central Province, where Port Moresby is also the capital, it is technically not a part of that province. It covers an area of 240 km2 and has a population of 364,125 (2011 census) It is represented by three open MPs and an NCD-wide representative in the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea who acts as Governor of the National Capital District; however, these MPs do not have the same powers as elsewhere in the country due to the role of the National Capital District Commission.


The National Capital District did not have a decentralised administration with a Premier, as with the other provinces, prior to 1995; however, since the 1995 reforms of provincial governments it has been headed by a Governor, albeit one with more limited powers.[5]

Premier Term
Bill Skate 1995–1997
Philip Taku 1997–1999
run by managers 1999–2001
Philip Taku 2001
run by managers 2001–2006
Wari Vele 2006–2007
Powes Parkop 2007–present

Local-level governments[edit]

Local-level governments of National Capital District are:[6][7]

District District Capital LLG Name
National Capital District Port Moresby Gerehu Urban
Waigani-University Urban
Tokarara-Hohola Urban
Gordons-Saraga Urban
Boroko-Korobosea Urban
Kilakila-Kaugere Urban
Town-Hanuabada Urban
Laloki-Napanapa Urban
Bomana Urban

Originally posted on March 14, 2023 @ 10:54 pm

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