Badung Regency

Badung is a regency of Bali, Indonesia. Its regency seat is in the upland town of Mangupura. It covers districts to the west of the provincial capital of Denpasar, and it has a land area of 418.52 km2.

Badung Regency
Kabupaten Badung
Coat of arms of Badung Regency
Çura Dharma Raksaka
Location within Bali
Location within Bali
Coordinates: 8°35′0″S 115°11′0″E / 8.58333°S 115.18333°E / -8.58333; 115.18333Coordinates: 8°35′0″S 115°11′0″E / 8.58333°S 115.18333°E / -8.58333; 115.18333
Country Indonesia
Province Bali
 • RegentI Nyoman Giri Prasta
 • Total418.62 km2 (161.63 sq mi)
 (2020 Census)[1]
 • Total548,191
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (ICST)
Area code(+62) 361
A rice field

The regency had a population of 548,191 at the 2020 Census.[2] It has undergone a population boom in recent decades (although not between 2010 and 2020), and has grown into the largest of the suburban regions of Greater Denpasar. It covers Bali's most heavily populated tourist regions, including Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Canggu, Uluwatu, Badung, and Mengwi. The northern part of the regency is relatively unpopulated, but the part near the coast and west of Denpasar from Jimbaran and up to Canggu is heavily populated. Ngurah Rai International Airport is located within the Regency.

Administrative districtsEdit

The Regency is divided into six districts (kecamatan), listed below from south to north with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[3] and the 2020 Census.[4] It is further subdivided into villages.

Name Area in
2010 Census
2020 Census
South Kuta (Kuta Selatan) 101.13 115,918 131,139
Kuta 17.52 86,483 59,160
North Kuta (Kuta Utara) 33.86 103,715 95,189
Mengwi 82.00 122,829 132,786
Abiansemal 69.01 88,144 98,904
Petang 115.00 26,243 31,013
Totals 418.52 543,332 548,191

Badung Regency comprises 6 districts, 16 sub-districts, and 46 villages. In 2022, the population was estimated at 549,251,[5] with an area of 418.522 km² and a density of 1,312 people/km².[6]

List of districts and sub-districts in Badung Regency as follows:

Code Districts Sub-districts Villages Status List
51.03.03 Abiansemal - 18 Villages
51.03.01 Kuta 5 - Sub-districts
51.03.05 South Kuta 3 3 Villages
51.03.06 North Kuta 3 3 Villages
51.03.02 Mengwi 5 15 Villages
51.03.04 Petang 7 Villages
TOTAL 16 46


Badung Regency is home to many people from outside Bali who came for work. Therefore, its ethnic makeup is more cosmopolitan than rural Bali, although some parts of the regency itself are still agricultural and rural. It has an area of 418.52 km2 with a population of 548,191 (at the 2020 Census), giving a density of 1,309.8 per square kilometre.[7]

Breeding CenterEdit

On 8 November 2011 a breeding center for the endangered Bali starling was officially inaugurated in Sibang, Badung Regency inside the Green School area with initial 73 starlings. 20 of the birds came from various zoos in Europe, another 3 came from Jurong Bird Park in Singapore, and the others were already at the breeding center. If the breeding program gets success, some of them will be released into the wild, 4 of the breeding stock to Koelner Zoo and 3 to Jurong Bird Park. There were currently about 500 birds throughout Bali, 287 of them in breeding centers.[8]


  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  3. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  4. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  5. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  6. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  7. ^ "Statistics Indonesia". Archived from the original on 2012-06-28. Retrieved 2012-03-25.
  8. ^ "Bali starling breeding center opened". November 9, 2011.

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