Lae

/lah"ay, lay"ee/, n.
a seaport in E Papua New Guinea: used as a major supply base by the Japanese in World War II. 38,707.

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      port city, on the island of New Guinea, northeastern Papua New Guinea, southwestern Pacific Ocean. It is located near the mouth of the Markham River on the Huon Gulf. Commercial activities centre on the export of timber, plywood, and coffee (transported by road from Bulolo and Wau) as well as produce from the Central Range. Lae is also the marketing centre for the agricultural produce of the surrounding region.

      The city originated as Lehe mission settlement and developed around an airport that was built in 1928. Although it was selected in 1938–39 to replace Rabaul as the capital of the Australian-administered Territory of New Guinea, the transfer was interrupted by the advent of World War II and occupation by the Japanese. Lae was completely destroyed during the war. It was later reconstructed with new wharves, sawmills and veneer mills, an abattoir, and modern amenities. Lae also has a war cemetery and botanical gardens. The Papua New Guinea University of Technology, founded in 1965, is located about 6 miles (10 km) outside the city. Pop. (2004 est.) 109,800.

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