Jayapura Regency

Jayapura Regency is one of the regencies (kabupaten) in Papua Province of Indonesia. It is situated to the west of but does not include the city of Jayapura. Previously covering most of the north-east portion of Papua province, it was reduced substantially in extent from 12 November 2002, when the eastern districts were split off to form a new Keerom Regency and the western districts were split off to form a new Sarmi Regency. It now covers an area of 17,516.6 km2, and had a population of 111,943 at the 2010 Census[3] and 166,171 at the 2020 Census;[4] the official estimate as at mid 2021 was 168,476.[5] The administrative centre is the town of Sentani, with 72,443 inhabitants in mid 2021.[6]

Jayapura Regency
Kabupaten Jayapura
Coat of arms of Jayapura Regency
Motto(s): 
Kenambai Umbai Reimay[1]
(United to Work Faithfully Towards Glory)
91.03.00 Papua Jayapura.svg
Jayapura Regency is located in Western New Guinea
Jayapura Regency
Jayapura Regency
Jayapura Regency is located in Indonesia
Jayapura Regency
Jayapura Regency
Jayapura Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 3°00′00″S 139°57′00″E / 3.0000°S 139.9500°E / -3.0000; 139.9500Coordinates: 3°00′00″S 139°57′00″E / 3.0000°S 139.9500°E / -3.0000; 139.9500
Country Indonesia
ProvincePapua
CapitalSentani
Government
 • RegentMathius Awoitauw
 • Vice RegentGiri Wijayantoro
Area
 • Total17,516.6 km2 (6,763.2 sq mi)
Population
 (mid 2021 estimate)[2]
 • Total168,476
 • Density9.6/km2 (25/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Indonesia Eastern Time)
Area code(+62) 967
Websitejayapurakab.go.id

Administrative districtsEdit

Following the 2002 reductions in area, the existing regency comprises nineteen districts (distrik), tabulated below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[7] and the 2020 Census,[8] together with the official estimates as at mid 2021.[9] The table also includes the location of the districts' administrative centres, the number of villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan) in each district, and its post code.

District Area
in km2
Population
2010
Census
Population
2020
Census
Population
mid 2021
Estimate
Administrative
centre
No. of
villages
Post
code
Kaureh 4,357.9 6,165 9,517 9,660 Lapua 5 99364
Airu 3,099.0 897 1,104 1,096 Hulu Atas 6 99363
Yapsi 1,291.3 5,709 6,646 6,564 Bumi Sahaja 9 99365
Kemtuk 258.3 3,525 4,440 4,419 Sama 12 99366
Kemtuk Gresi 182.4 4,035 4,822 4,775 Klaisu 12 99367
Gresi Selatan
(South Gresi)
143.9 885 1,223 1,228 Bangai 4 99357
Nimboran 710.2 4,004 4,616 4,555 Tabri 14 99361
Nambluong (a) 193.7 2,956 3,577 3,546 Karya Bumi 9 99360
Nimbokrang 774.8 6,323 7,109 6,998 Nembukrang 9 99362
Unurum Guay 3,131.3 1,929 3,003 3,051 Garusa 6 99356
Demta (b) 497.5 3,126 3,427 3,365 Demta 7 99354
Yokari (c) 519.5 1,877 2,240 2,218 Meukisi 5 99355
Depapre (d) 404.3 3,784 5,097 5,106 Waiya 8 99353
Raveni Rara (e) 467.4 1,103 1,350 1,340 Necheibe 4 99350
Sentani Barat
(West Sentani)
192.2 4,148 5,631 5,645 Dosay 5 99358
Waibu 258.3 6,973 18,500 19,788 Doyo Lama 7 99368
Sentani 225.9 44,779 71,174 72,443 Hinekombe 10 99352
Ebungfauw 387.4 2,443 3,030 3,011 Ebungfauw 5 99351
Sentani Timur
(East Sentani)
484.3 7,282 9,665 9,668 Nolokla 7 99359
Totals 17,516.6 111,943 166,171 168,476 Sentani 144

Notes: (a) formerly Nimboran Timur (East Nimboran). (b) including 9 offshore islands. (c) including 6 offshore islands. (d) including 4 offshore islands. (e) including 3 offshore islands.

TourismEdit

 
Tungku Wiri hill in Waibu district, popularly known as "Teletubbies Hill" (Bukit Teletubbies)

Since end of 2014, Infote (also called Love Lake, Danau Love, Telaga Love, or Telaga Hati) has become popular as a tourist attraction. Named for its shape, the Love Lake lays in Central Sentani, which can be accessed from Keerom Regency or from Jayapura through Yoka Village.[10]

SportEdit

As the 2021 edition of National Sports Week (PON) is hosted in Papua Province, Jayapura Regency is selected as one of the games venues. Lukas Enembe Stadium in Sentani Timur District was built as the 2021 PON main venue.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sekolah Diminta Wajibkan Siswa Sebutkan Motto Kenambai Umbai". Government of Jayapura Regency. 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  2. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  3. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  4. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  5. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  6. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  7. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  8. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  9. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  10. ^ Robert Isidorus (April 12, 2015). "Telaga Berbentuk Hati di Papua Pikat Banyak Pengunjung".

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