Banjar Regency

Banjar Regency is one of the eleven regencies in the Indonesian province of South Kalimantan; the capital is Martapura. It covers an area of 4,668.5 km2, and had a population of 506,839 at the 2010 Census,[2] 553,721 at the 2015 Census and 565,635 at the 2020 Census.[3] The official estimate as at mid 2021 was 572,109.[4] It lies immediately to the east of the city of Banjarmasin and north of the city of Banjarbaru, which it surrounds on the latter's west, north and east sides; the regency capital of Martapura is immediately north of Banjarbaru, of which it is effectively an extension. This regency is noted for its diamond mines and its people's religiosity (of Islam). Motto: "Barakat" (Banjarese:"Blessing").

Banjar Regency
Coat of arms of Banjar Regency
Motto(s): 
Barakat
(Blessings)
Lokasi Kalimantan Selatan Kabupaten Banjar.svg
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceSouth Kalimantan
CapitalMartapura
Area
 • Total4,668.5 km2 (1,802.5 sq mi)
Population
 (mid 2021 estimate)
 • Total572,109
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
 [1]
Time zoneUTC+8 (WITA)
Area code(s)+62 511
Websitebanjarkab.go.id
Banjar Regency government office
Soeria Winata, regent of Martapura during colonial period in 1870.

AdministrationEdit

At the time of the 2010 Census, Banjar Regency was divided into nineteen districts (kecamatan). Subsequently a twentieth district (Cintapuri Darussalam) was created by division from Simpang Empat District. The districts are listed below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[5] and the 2020 Census, together with the official estimates as of mid 2021.[6] The table includes the number of administrative villages (desa) in each district, and its post code.

Name Area
in
km2
Pop'n
Census
2010
Pop'n
Census
2020
Pop'n
Estimate
mid 2021
No. of
villages
Post
code
Aluh-Aluh 82.48 27,285 28,363 28,478 19 70655
Beruntung Baru 61.42 13,181 14,254 14,367 12 70656
Gambut 129.30 35,956 44,751 45,723 14 70652
Kertak Hanyar 45.83 38,909 45,489 46,196 13 70654
Tatah Makmur 35.47 10,974 12,545 12,712 13 70650
Sungai Tabuk
(Tabuk River)
147.30 56,869 64,890 65,744 21 70653
Martapura (town) 42.03 101,482 121,153 123,287 26 70611
-70619
& 71213
Martapura Timur
(East Martapura)
29.99 29,200 29,370 29,395 20 70617
Martapura Barat
(West Martapura)
149.38 16,972 18,833 19,029 13 70618
Astambul 216.50 33,009 34,531 34,693 22 70670
Karang Intan 215.35 30,679 34,912 35,362 26 70661
Aranio 1,166.35 8,246 8,982 9,059 12 70671
Sungai Pinang
(Pinang River)
458.65 14,511 13,938 13,942 11 70678
Paramasan 560.85 4,214 3,755 3,756 4 70675
Pengaron 433.25 15,764 16,557 16,641 12 70668
Sambung Makmur 134.65 10,562 11,841 11,976 7 70677
Mataraman 148.40 23,662 24,586 24,685 15 70672
Simpang Empat 141.10 33,033 22,927 23,081 15 70653
-70673
Telaga Bauntung 158.00 3,112 3,322 3,344 4 70673
Cintapuri Darussalam 312.20 (a) 10,636 10,639 11 70676
Totals 4,668.50 506,839 565,635 572,109 290

Note: (a) the 2010 population figure for Cintapuri Darussalam District is included in that for Simpang Empat District, from which it was divided.

Tourist attractionsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  5. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  6. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 3°19′00″S 115°05′00″E / 3.3167°S 115.0833°E / -3.3167; 115.0833