The Trobriand Islands are a 450-square-kilometre (174-square-mile) archipelago of coral atolls off the east coast of New Guinea. They are part of the nation of Papua New Guinea and are in Milne Bay Province. Most of the population of 12,000 indigenous inhabitants live on the main island of Kiriwina, which is also the location of the government station, Losuia.

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Trobriand Islands
The Trobriand Islands
Trobriand Islands
Geography
Coordinates8°40′S 150°55′E
Area450 km2 (170 sq mi)
Administration
ProvinceMilne Bay
Largest settlementLosuia
Demographics
Population12,000
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Other major islands in the group are Kaileuna, Vakuta, and Kitava. The group is considered to be an important tropical rainforest ecoregion in need of conservation.