Vals Cape seen from Space
September 7, 2009
Vals Cape (left) is the prominent point of the island of New Guinea (Indonesia's Irian Jaya) that juts southwest into the Arafura Sea, pointing towards Australia. The part of New Guinea in this northwest-looking view is entirely low-lying swampland with very low population density. The Digul River, snaking across the middle of the view, drains the high mountain chain, which runs along the spine of the island.
Topics: Environment, Digul, Western New Guinea, Disputed territories, Arafura Sea, Provinces of Indonesia, West Papua, Papua, New Guinea