Alor Regency

Alor Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Alor) is a regency (kabupaten) in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province of Indonesia. Established in 1958,[2] Alor Regency administers the Alor Archipelago with its seat (capital) in Kalabahi on Alor Island.

Alor Regency

Kabupaten Alor
Road in Maritaing
Road in Maritaing
Coat of arms of Alor Regency
Coat of arms
Location within East Nusa Tenggara
Location within East Nusa Tenggara
Alor Regency is located in Lesser Sunda Islands
Alor Regency
Alor Regency
Alor Regency is located in Indonesia
Alor Regency
Alor Regency
Alor Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 8°18′S 124°30′E / 8.3°S 124.5°E / -8.3; 124.5Coordinates: 8°18′S 124°30′E / 8.3°S 124.5°E / -8.3; 124.5
Country Indonesia
Province East Nusa Tenggara
 • RegentAmon Djobo
 • Vice RegentImran Duru
 • Total1,130.85 sq mi (2,928.88 km2)
 (2020 Census)[1]
 • Total211,872
 • Density190/sq mi (72/km2)
Time zoneUTC+8 (ICST)
Area code(+62) 386

Alor Regency occupies 2,928.88 km² land area and 10,973.62 km² water area. There are seventeen islands in the archipelago, of which the largest by far are Alor itself and Pantar; there are another six inhabited islands (including Pura, Treweng, Kepa, Buaya, Kangge and Kura); the remaining nine islands (Sika, Nub, Kapas, Batang, Lapang, Ternate, Rusa, Tikus and Kambing) are uninhabited. To the east lies the island of (Atauro), part of the Republic of East Timor. The regency had 190,026 inhabitants at the 2010 decennial census; at the 2015 Census this had risen to 199,787[3] and at the 2020 Census to 211,872.[4]

The main transportation access in the regency is by means of sea. The state-owned PELNI sea liners operate in the archipelago for major transport to the main port hub in Kalabahi beside small boats operating between small islands. A small Perintis Mali airstrip (18 km east of Kalabahi) can only be used by small CASA airplanes, operated by Merpati Nusantara Airlines.

As is the case in other parts of NTT province, the provision of education is often a major problem, especially in remote areas. In recent years, the district (regency) government has been trying to make it easier for children to attend school by, amongst other things, increasing the number of one-roof junior high schools. The standard of teaching is often also a major problem because many teachers lack proper qualifications.[5]


The regency is divided into seventeen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[6] and the 2020 Census.[7] The table also includes the number of villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan) in each district, and its post code.

Name Area
in km2
Pantar (a) 119.82 8,798 10,069 11 85881
Pantar Barat (b)
(West Pantar)
58.71 6,729 6,878 7 85880
Pantar Timur (c)
(East Pantar)
141.44 10,740 11,368 11 85884
Pantar Barat Laut (d)
(Northwest Pantar)
306.02 4,276 4,946 7 85882
Pantar Tengah
(Central Pantar)
150.13 9,313 9,750 10 85883
Pantar total island 776.12 39,856 43,011 46
Alor Barat Daya
(Southwest Alor)
447.97 21,530 24,610 20 85861
Mataru 102.78 5,582 6,043 7 85860
Alor Selatan
(South Alor)
192.97 8,886 9,929 14 85871
Alor Timur
(East Alor)
562.76 7,505 8,609 10 85870
Alor Timur Laut
(Northeast Alor)
208.49 8,600 9,117 8 85873
Pureman 147.88 3,471 3,561 4 85874
Teluk Mutiara (e)
(Mutiara Bay)
80.18 48,410 53,339 16 85811
Kabola (f) 73.01 7,326 8,385 5 85819 (g)
Alor Barat Laut (h)
(Northwest Alor)
107.96 18,765 22,961 19 85851
Alor Tengah Utara
(North Central Alor)
125.14 10,919 12,322 14 85870
Lembur 75.79 4,131 4,501 6 85875
Alor total island 2,124.93 145,125 163,377 123
Pulau Pura
(Pura Island)
27.83 5,045 5,484 6 85874

Notes: (a) includes just the northern part of Pantar Island. (b) includes offshore islands of Pulau Kura and uninhabited Batang and Lapang. (c) includes offshore Pulau Treweng. (d) includes offshore islands of Pulau Kangge and uninhabited Kambing, Rusa and Tikus. (e) containing the town of Kalabahi, plus uninhabited Pulau Kapas.
(f) includes the uninhabited offshore islands of Sika and Nub. (g) apart from villages of Alila Timur and Lawahing (which have a postcode of 85851. (h) includes the offshore islands of Pulau Kepa, Pulau Buaya and uninhabited Pulau Ternate.


  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Government of Indonesia (9 August 1958), Establishment of the Second-level Administrative Regions under the First-level Administrative Region of Bali, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara (in Indonesian ed.), Indonesia Ministry of Law and Justice, UU No. 69/1958, retrieved 2007-08-24[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2018.
  4. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  5. ^ Yennis Fointuna, 'Schooling: Alor govt strives to improve education', The Jakarta Post, 16 June 2012.
  6. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  7. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.

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