Mount Hagen

 town, east-central New Guinea island, Papua New Guinea, southwestern Pacific Ocean. The town, established as a patrol post in 1936, is near the Wahgi River, a tributary of the Purari. It takes its name from a 12,579-foot (3,834-metre) peak in the Hagen Range of the central highlands, 15 miles (24 km) northwest. It is believed that the mountain, an extinct volcano, once stood 6,000 feet (1,800 metres) higher but was reduced by an ancient cataclysmic eruption.

      Mount Hagen is a commercial and transportation hub located on the Highland Highway, an important truck route leading 380 miles (610 km) east to Lae (on the coast). The town's industries include processing locally grown tea, coffee, and pyrethrum. There are also timber mills. An airport has regularly scheduled flights. The town holds a large biennial agricultural show and is becoming an increasingly popular resort because of its mile-high elevation. Pop. (2000) 27,782.

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  • Mount Hagen — 5° 52′ 00″ S 144° 13′ 00″ E / 5.866667, 144.216667 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mount Hagen — Original name in latin Mount Hagen Name in other language HGU, Hagen, Mount Hagen State code PG Continent/City Pacific/Port Moresby longitude 5.8581 latitude 144.22744 altitude 1724 Population 33623 Date 2012 01 16 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Mount Hagen — /maʊnt ˈhagən/ (say mownt hahguhn) noun a town in central PNG; the administrative centre of Western Highlands Province. 27 782 (2000) …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Mount Hagen District — is a district of the Western Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. Its capital is Mount Hagen. The population of the district was 86,517 at the 2000 census.[1] Reference ^ Districts of Papua New Guinea at Retrieved from… …   Wikipedia

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  • Erzbistum Mount Hagen — Basisdaten Staat Papua Neuguinea Diözesanbischof Douglas William Young SVD …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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