Ciamis Regency

Ciamis Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Ciamis, Sundanese: ᮊᮘᮥᮕᮒᮦᮔ᮪ ᮎᮤᮃᮙᮤᮞ᮪) is a landlocked regency in West Java, Indonesia, and shares a provincial border with Central Java. Its seat is the town of Ciamis, also the primary urban center. Formerly, it administrated areas bordering the Indian Ocean, but these southern districts were cut off to form a separate Pangandaran Regency in 2012. The regency now covers 1,536.84 km2, and has a 2020 Census population of 1,229,070.

Ciamis Regency
Kabupaten Ciamis
Other transcription(s)
 • Sundaneseᮊᮘᮥᮕᮒᮦᮔ᮪ ᮎᮤᮃᮙᮤᮞ᮪
Cukang Taneuh (Green Canyon Indonesia) 01.jpg
Boats on Situ Lengkong, Ciamis 2017-03-11 01.jpg
Masjid Agung Ciamis - panoramio.jpg
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Alun-alun Ciamis - panoramio.jpg
From top, left to right: : Cukang Taneuh, Situ Lengkong, Ciamis Great Mosque, Ciamis Station, Alun-alun Ciamis
Coat of arms of Ciamis Regency
ᮙᮠᮚᮥᮔ ᮃᮚᮥᮔ ᮊᮓᮒ᮪ᮝᮔ᮪
Mahayuna Ayuna Kadatuan
(meaning: Face Development, Regional Happiness)
Location within West Java
Location within West Java
Ciamis Regency is located in Java
Ciamis Regency
Ciamis Regency
Location in Java and Indonesia
Ciamis Regency is located in Indonesia
Ciamis Regency
Ciamis Regency
Ciamis Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 7°19′36″S 108°21′07″E / 7.3266°S 108.3519°E / -7.3266; 108.3519Coordinates: 7°19′36″S 108°21′07″E / 7.3266°S 108.3519°E / -7.3266; 108.3519
ProvinceWest Java
 • RegentHerdiat Sunarya
 • Vice RegentYana D. Putra
 • Total1,536.84 km2 (593.38 sq mi)
 (2020 Census)
 • Total1,229,070
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Area code(+62) 265

Recent changesEdit

Prior to the separation of part of this regency in 2012, it had an area of 2,556.75 km² and population of 1,528,306 (at the 2010 Census); the regency was until 2012 divided into 36 districts. However, as from 25 October 2012, the existing regency has been split, with 10 districts comprising the southern portion being formed into a new Pangandaran Regency (with a 2010 Census population of 383,848), leaving 26 districts in the residual Ciamis Regency, which however is smaller in area than Pangandaran Regency. The reduced Ciamis Regency covers 1,433.87 km2 and the districts comprising it had a population of 1,148,656 at the 2010 Census,[2] which rose to 1,229,070 at the 2020 Census.[3]

Tourist destinationsEdit

In 2011 Ciamis Regency was boosting the (new) tourist destinations with an idea of making a new Regency in the southern 10 districts of the regency, where there were already several tourist destinations (e.g. Pangandaran Beach). The separate Pangandaran Regency was split off in 2012.

In the five months up to end of May 2014, Ciamis Regency was only visited by 156,423 domestic tourists and just 3 foreign tourists as a spill-off from Pangandaran Beach. The low count was a significant drop compared to when Pangandaran was still part of Ciamis Regency, because Ciamis Regency until now has not yet arranged affordable tourist sites, mainly for foreign tourists.[4]

A number of artistic and tourist attractions are located in the town of Ciamis Regency.[5]

Administrative districtsEdit

Prior to the separation of Pangandaran Regency as a separate regency, there were 36 districts (kecamatan) within Ciamis Regency. Six of these districts (Baregbeg, Lumbung, Mangunjaya, Purwadadi, Sindangkasih and Sukamantri) had been created between the previous Census of 2000 and the more recent Census of 2010.

Following the separation of ten districts (Cigugur, Cijulang, Cimerak, Kalipucang, Langkaplancar, Mangunjaya, Padaherang, Pangandaran, Parigi and Sidamulih) to form the new Pangandaran Regency, the remaining Ciamis Regency was divided into 26 districts (kecamatan), but an additional district (Banjaranyar) was subsequently created by splitting of Banjarsari District. The 27 districts are tabulated below with their areas and their 2010 and 2020 Census populations.[6][7]

The first seven of the districts listed below, with a combined area of 508.49 km2 and 304,780 inhabitants in 2020, lie south and west of Banjar city, whose area nearly separates these southern districts from the rest of the regency to the north.

Note: (a) the population of what is now Banjaranyar District in 2010 was included with the figure for Banjarsari District, from which it was subsequently separated.



  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ "Pascapisahnya Pangandaran, Wisman ke Kabupaten Ciamis Anjlok". June 30, 2014.
  5. ^ "Best Places to Visit in Ciamis". June 23, 2018.
  6. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  7. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.