Aua Island

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Ouch is an island in the western area of the Bismarck Archipelago. Administratively, the island belongs to the province of Manus in Papua New Guinea.


The island is located approximately 900 km north-east of Papua New Guinea's capital Port Moresby and 255 km north- west of the provincial capital of Manus. Located only a few meters above sea island is about 7 km ². At the 2000 census Aua had 419 inhabitants.

On Ouch there is a flight field with the IATA code AUI.

The island is traditionally divided into three districts, which presided until 1904 chiefs ( puala ). At the time the population of Aua was estimated at 2000. The villages and hamlets, which niederrangigere chiefs ( päavi ) presided, are or were all on the coast:

This settlement names no longer appear in the current census geography.

  • Tarre
  • Porrei
  • Papuapu
  • Oala
  • Pua
  • Walulo
  • Pirgur
  • Vanura
  • Talapalu
  • Wauapiau
  • Urabarua
  • Mukisisi
  • Folufolo
  • Palliative
  • Aio
  • Bagara for Vow
  • Bagara on Mei
  • Valoro
  • Piago ( Station)

Bāarafu was once the most populous district, but is today uninhabited. Today Laroaro is the most populous district. The puala of Laroaro resided in the village Pirgur.