East Sumba Regency

East Sumba Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Sumba Timur) is geographically the largest of the four regencies which divide the island of Sumba, within East Nusa Tenggara Province of Indonesia. It occupies 64% (nearly two-thirds) of the entire island, being much less densely populated than the western third. The town of Waingapu is the capital of East Sumba Regency. The population of East Sumba Regency was 227,732 at the 2010 Census[2] and 244,820 at the 2020 Census, comprising 125,967 male and 118,853 female;[3] the official estimate as at mid 2021 was 246,618.[4]

East Sumba Regency
Kabupaten Sumba Timur
Coat of arms of East Sumba Regency
Location within East Nusa Tenggara
Location within East Nusa Tenggara
East Sumba Regency is located in Sumba
East Sumba Regency
East Sumba Regency
East Sumba Regency is located in Lesser Sunda Islands
East Sumba Regency
East Sumba Regency
East Sumba Regency (Lesser Sunda Islands)
East Sumba Regency is located in Indonesia
East Sumba Regency
East Sumba Regency
East Sumba Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 9°53′00″S 120°15′00″E / 9.8833°S 120.2500°E / -9.8833; 120.2500Coordinates: 9°53′00″S 120°15′00″E / 9.8833°S 120.2500°E / -9.8833; 120.2500
Country Indonesia
RegionLesser Sunda Islands
Province East Nusa Tenggara
CapitalWaingapu
Government
 • RegentGidion Mbilijora
 • Vice RegentUmbu Lili Pekuwali
Area
 • Total7,000.5 km2 (2,702.9 sq mi)
Population
 (mid 2021 estimate)
 • Total246,618
 • Density35/km2 (91/sq mi)
 [1]
Time zoneUTC+8 (ICST)
Area code(+62) 387
Websitesumbatimurkab.go.id

Administrative DistrictsEdit

The East Sumba Regency is composed of twenty-two districts (kecamatan), whose areas (in km2) and populations at the 2010 Census[5] and 2020 Census[6] are listed below, together with the official estimates as at mid 2021.[7] The table also includes the locations of the district headquarters, the number of administrative villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan) in each district, and its postal code.

Name Area
(in km2)
Population
Census
2010
Population
Census
2020
Population
Estimate
mid 2021
Administrative
centre
Number
of
villages
Post
code
Lewa 281.1 15,423 15,404 15,407 Pamati Karata 8 87150
Nggaha Oriangu 286.4 8,614 9,611 9,937 Karipidita 8 87155
Lewa Tidahu 322.1 6,129 6,826 6,899 Laikeri 6 87151
Katala Hamu Lingu 453.1 3,699 4,043 4,079 Kombapari 5 87152
Tabandung 514.4 8,301 9,051 9,129 Malahar 10 87160
Pinupahar 246.6 6,410 6,855 6,901 Tawui 6 87161
Paberiwai 199.7 5,619 6,221 6,284 Kananggar 7 87175
Karera 334.6 7,365 7,668 7,700 Nggongi 7 87172
Matawai La Pawu 405.4 5,786 6,092 6,124 Tanarara 6 87174
Kahaungu Eti 475.1 8,214 8,725 8,778 Kamanggih 9 87171
Mahu 196.6 3,922 4,119 4,139 Wairara 6 87170
Ngadu Ngala 207.9 4,787 5,047 5,074 Praiwitu 5 87172
Pahunga Lodu 349.8 12,247 13,066 13,151 Ngala 8 87182
Wula Waijelu 221.3 6,902 7,636 7,713 Wula 7 87183
Rindi 366.5 9,070 9,628 9,686 Tanaraing 8 87181
Umalulu 307.9 16,251 17,667 17,814 Melolo 10 87180
Pandawai 412.6 14,776 17,298 17,568 Kawangu 7 87176
Kambata Mapambuhang 412.7 3,434 3,822 3,843 Lukuwingir 8 87171
(a)
Kota Waingapu 73.8 35,142 35,856 35,932 Waingapu 7 87111-87116
Kambera 52.0 31,137 33,466 33,708 Pakukinjara 8 87113-87116
Haharu 601.5 5,586 6,248 6,317 Rambangaru 10 87153
Kanatang 279.4 8,918 10,271 10,415 Temu 7 87154
Totals 7,000.5 227,732 244,820 246,618 Waingapu 156

Note: (a) except village of Lukuwingir (which has a postcode of 87116).

AirportEdit

Umbu Mehang Kunda Airport, also formerly known as Mau Hau Airport, has a 6,070-ft (1.850 metres) long runway with 98-ft (30 metres) width and can accommodate Boeing 737-300 aircraft. The Airport inaugurated a new terminal in 2016 which has been able to improve the passenger services from the previous old terminal.

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, 2021.
  7. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.