Buton Regency (Kabupaten Buton) is a regency of Indonesia's Southeast Sulawesi Province, lying entirely on Buton Island. Until 2014 it had an area of 2,681.22 km2, and a population estimated at 276,944 (for January 2014). However, in 2014 it was divided into three regencies, with two new regencies being cut out of it; the residual area now is 1,182.4 km2, and the districts in that area contained a population of 94,893 at the 2010 Census; the latest official estimate (as at 2018) is 114,596.
Location within Southeast Sulawesi
|• Regent||La Bakry|
|• Vice Regent||vacant|
|• Total||1,182.40 km2 (456.53 sq mi)|
|• Density||97/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (ICST)|
|Area code||(+62) 402|
The Buton Regency was divided at 2010 into 21 districts (kecamatan), but in 2012 it was announced that the regency was to be split, with the southern seven districts split off to form a new Buton Selatan Regency, and seven other districts split off to form a new Buton Tengah Regency (although the latter does not contain any part of Buton Island). This division was made effective in 2014.
The remaining seven districts are tabulated below with their areas, their populations at the 2010 Census and according to the latest (for 2015) estimates, and the location of their administrative centres.
|Pasar Wajo||356.40||37,067||38,610||Pasar Wajo|
- Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2019.
- Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
- Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2016.
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