Bougainville votes on independence from Papua New Guinea
Living On A Remote Island | Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
Crew 5 - Island Bougainville
Children in Nagovis celebrating the win of Bougainville's newly elected President. Honorable Ishmael
The Autonomous Region of Bougainville, previously known as the North Solomons Province, is an autonomous region in Papua New Guinea. The largest island is Bougainville Island. The province also includes Buka Island and assorted outlying nearby islands including the Carterets. The capital is temporarily Buka, though it is expected that Arawa will be the permanent provincial capital. The population of the province is 249,358.