Wewak is the main town of East Sepik, Papua New Guinea, located on the northern coast of New Guinea island. The town has a population of around 25,140 people (2000 census).
- Wewak is the largest town between Jayapura and Madang and has a pier for coastal and overseas shipping. The old centre of the city is situated on a tiny peninsula, with the rest of urban area occupying a close band of flat land between the coastal range of mountains and the ocean.
- Not far from Wewak is the location of Cape Wom, the site of Japanese surrender. On September 13, 1945 Lieutenant General Adachi signed surrender documents and handed his sword over to Major General Robertson. The wartime airstrip is still in place and war memorial marks the site. Another memorial in Wewak has been erected at the site of Japanese war graves. Nearby is the Japanese Peace Park.
- The town is the base for day trips to one of the 15 islands off the Wewak coast. Tourists may travel by boat to Kairuru, an island with waterfalls and hot springs. Snorkelling, diving and swimming are superb in the clear turquoise waters. The reefs and waters display an abundance of sea life - manta rays, tuna, turtles, sharks, corals as well as WWII sunken wrecks.
- Wewak Harbour is the harbour which serves the town of Wewak. The borders of the harbour are formed by Wewak Point to the west, Mission Point to the south and Cape Boram to the east. The Imperial Japanese Army occupied Wewak Harbour on December 18, 1942. The area was liberated by the Australian Army in May 1945. The wrecks of a number of Japanese ships are found in the harbour. In 1959 mv Busama sank there after catching fire.
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