Lorengau

Lorengau

Infobox PNG Place
type = town
name = Lorengau
othername =
province = man
llg = Lorengau Urban
lang = English, Tok Pisin, Lele
langarea = Lele
dot_x = 101
dot_y = 7


caption = Lorengau beach on Seeadler harbour
pop = 5,829
popdate = 2000
poprank = 23rd
est =
postcode =
elevation = 40
coor = coord|2|1|S|147|16|E
maxtemp =
mintemp =
rainfall = 3799
dist1 =
location1 =

Lorengau is the capital of the Manus Province of Papua New Guinea. The town is located on the edge of Seeadler Harbor on Manus Island, in the Admiralty Islands, and in 2000 was recorded to have a population of 5,829.

History

During World War II the Japanese captured Lorengau in April 1942 without struggle and established an administrative base and airstrip. In February 1944 the United States and Australian forces launched a six-week campaign to recaptured the facility, which was eventually achieved on May 18, 1944.

The Americans expanded the Japanese base and constructed a huge naval base at nearby Lombrum. An airstrip capable of handling heavy bombers was constructed at Momote and it was here that the invasion to capture the Philippines was staged.

After the war the base was scraped and all equipment was bulldozed into pits or the harbour.

External links


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См. также в других словарях:

  • Lorengau — Staat: Papua Neuguinea …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lorengau — 2° 01′ S 147° 16′ E / 2.02, 147.27 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lorengau — Original name in latin Lorengau Name in other language Leronguan, Lorangau, Lorengau, Lorungau, Losa, Rorengau State code PG Continent/City Pacific/Port Moresby longitude 2.02259 latitude 147.27119 altitude 9999 Population 5806 Date 2012 01 16 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Lorengau — ▪ Papua New Guinea  town, northeastern Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, southwestern Pacific Ocean. It lies on Seeadler Harbour. Captured by the Japanese in 1942, the settlement was retaken by Allied forces in 1944 and eventually became part of a… …   Universalium

  • Lorengau Airfield — was an airfield located at Lorengau on the north coast of Manus Island.HistoryAn airfield built to service the missions near Lorengau. Extended by the Imperial Japanese during World War II. Consisted of a single grassed runway convert|3500|ft|m… …   Wikipedia

  • Lo'ongow — Lorengau DMS …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lorungau — Lorengau DMS …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Admiralty Islands campaign — Admiralty Islands Part of World War II, Pacific War …   Wikipedia

  • Manus Province — Coordinates: 2°5′S 147°0′E / 2.083°S 147°E / 2.083; 147 …   Wikipedia

  • Manus Island — Manus Admiralty Islands …   Wikipedia


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