Fakfak may be an area that is less familiar to many people, but in fact the name of the district as well as the city is in the province of West Papua and even includes the oldest city in Papua. Judging from a little history of Fakfak, in the period of Dutch rule, in 1898, the land of Papua was divided into two residencies or afdeeling, namely Afdeeling West en Zuid Nieuw Guinea in Fakfak and Afdeeling Noord Nieuw Guinea whose location was in Manokwari. Entered in 1952, the division into four afdeeling and Fakfak apparently became into the afdeeling of West Nieuw Guinea.
In 1961 there was another change which became the last change in which six afdeeling were created. There are three onderafdeeling under the supervision of Fakfak afdeeling, namely Mimika, Kaimana and Fakfak himself. Fakfak Regency was formed finally at the time after the 1969 law was issued. The law is about the autonomy arrangement in West Papua so that eventually the district was formed. Although not too popular, there are a number of tourist attractions in Fakfak that can be traced by tourists who have never set foot in West Papua.