The mountain-rich and volcanically active Bougainville Island is the biggest member island of the Solomon Islands group in Papua New Guinea. The island lies on the northern end of the group that falls just within the terrain of Papua New Guinea, making it part of the Bougainville Province. The protective border of the Islands of Solomon is found just on the southern tip of the island.
With an area of around 9,300 square kilometers that measures 195 kilometers in length and 65 kilometers across, the island is an extremely rugged terrain dominated mostly by the Crown and Emperor Prince mountain ranges that form the island’s central spine. [Read more…]