Buleleng Regency

Buleleng is a regency (kabupaten) of Bali, Indonesia. It has an area of 1,365.88 km2 and population of 577,644 (1999). Its regency seat is Singaraja.

Buleleng Regency

Kabupaten Buleleng
Official seal of Buleleng Regency
Singa Ambaraja
Location of Buleleng Regency in Bali
Location of Buleleng Regency in Bali
Country Indonesia
Province Bali
 • RegentPutu Agus Suradnyana
 • Total527.37 sq mi (1,365.88 km2)
Time zoneUTC+8 (WITA)
Area code(s)+62 362
Part of the coast of Buleleng Regency
The Raja of Buleleng martyred with 400 followers, in an 1849 puputan against the Dutch. Le Petit Journal, 1849.
Studio portrait made by Woodbury & Page of the Raja of Buleleng and his secretary C1875.

Buleleng was founded as a kingdom by Gusti Panji Sakti, who ruled c. 1660-c. 1700. He is commemorated as a heroic ancestor-figure who expanded the power of Buleleng to Blambangan on East Java.[1] The kingdom was weakened during his successors, and fell under the suzerainty of the neighbouring Karangasem kingdom in the second half of the 18th century. It was headed by an autonomous branch of the Karangasem Dynasty in 1806-1849.

The Dutch attacked Buleleng in 1846, 1848 and 1849, and defeated it on the last occasion.[2] Buleleng was incorporated in the Dutch colonial system and lost its autonomy in 1882. In 1929 a descendant of Gusti Panji Sakti, the renowned scholar Gusti Putu Jelantik, was appointed regent by the Dutch. He died in 1944, during the Japanese occupation of Indonesia. His son was a well-known novelist, Anak Agung Nyoman Panji Tisna. In 1947, Anak Agung Pandji Tisna surrendered the throne to his younger brother, Anak Agung Ngurah Ketut Djelantik, known as Meester Djelantik, until 1950. In 1949-50 Buleleng, like the rest of Bali, was incorporated in the unitary republic of Indonesia.


The Regency is divided into nine kecamatan (districts), listed below with their 2010 Census populations.[3] It is further subdivided into kelurahan / desa or subdistricts / villages.

  1. Gerokgak 78,825
  2. Seririt 69,572
  3. Busung Biu 39,719
  4. Banjar 68,960
  5. Sukasada 72,050
  6. Buleleng 128,899
  7. Sawan 58,578
  8. Kubutambahan 53,765
  9. Tejakula 53,757


Lt.Col. Wisnu Airfield is located in the Sumberkima village.

Research of a new airport was completed in 2017, due to the congestion of Ngurah Rai International Airport. The new two-runway airport will be built in the east part of Buleleng Regency, and will be connected by railway to the existing airport.[4] Kubutambahan, 15 kilometers east of Singaraja, was decided to be the new airport site over two other candidates, Sangsit and Gerokgak, after taking into account geographical conditions, wind speed, wind direction, and other factors.[5]

Pearl producersEdit

Many big pearl producers have developed a 130.9 hectares in Gerokgak village as an area for pearl breeding and world-class pearl productions. It will enlarge to 250 hectares swath of water stretching from Gerokgak to Kubutambahan.[6]



  1. ^ H.J. de Graaf, 'Goesti Pandji Sakti, vorst van Boeleleng', Tijdschrift voor Indische Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 83:1 1949.
  2. ^ Pringle, pp. 96-100
  3. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  4. ^ "Expanded Bali airport to be at full capacity by 2017". Archived from the original on 2012-08-11. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  5. ^ "Kubutambahan to become airport site". July 31, 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-08-04. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  6. ^ http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2011/07/13/north-bali-coast-boasts-major-pearl-producers.html

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Coordinates: 8°12′S 114°57′E / 8.200°S 114.950°E / -8.200; 114.950