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Sorong is the second largest and busiet city in Irian Jaya, just next to Jayapura as the provincial capital. It becomes Irian's business city for its fish canning, oil and gas mining and also pearl farming at Kabra Island. The most potential and interesting sightseeing around the most potential and interesting sightseeing around the twon is Kasuari Beach, townside forest and for Japanese and American veterans are the World War remains and monuments.

It is also one of the most accessible town in Irian Jaya. There are several direct flights from Jakarta, Ujung Padang, Denpasar,Manado and Ambon; all served by Merpati Nusantara, In addition there are some local flights from Jayapura, Biak and Manokwari. Pelni Lines with its passengers ships also sail to sorong twice a week connecting Irian Jaya to Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi. There are several hotels in Sorong, including three and two star hotels.

The town of Sorong was once located on nearby Doom Island, in 1965. When town grew too large for the island, it shifted to the mainland. There are over 60000 people live in the urban area. The people mostly on fishing, farming and government-working as civil servants. 
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