Kutai Kartanegara Regency

Kutai Kartanegara Regency (abbreviated as Kukar) is a regency of East Kalimantan province, Indonesia. It has a land area of 27,263.10 km² and a water area of 4,097 km², geographically located between 1°18′40″S and 116°31′36″E. The population of the regency was 626,286 at the 2010 Census[2] and 729,382 at the 2020 Census.[3] The town of Tenggarong is the capital of the regency.

Kutai Kartanegara Regency

Kabupaten Kutai Kartanegara
Kutai Kartanegara Bridge
Coat of arms of Kutai Kartanegara Regency
Coat of arms
Bena Benua Etam (Kutai)
(Care About Our Region)
Location within East Kalimantan
Location within East Kalimantan
Kutai Kartanegara Regency is located in Kalimantan
Kutai Kartanegara Regency
Kutai Kartanegara Regency
Location in Kalimantan and Indonesia
Kutai Kartanegara Regency is located in Indonesia
Kutai Kartanegara Regency
Kutai Kartanegara Regency
Kutai Kartanegara Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 0°26′25″S 116°58′53″E / 0.44019°S 116.98139°E / -0.44019; 116.98139Coordinates: 0°26′25″S 116°58′53″E / 0.44019°S 116.98139°E / -0.44019; 116.98139
ProvinceEast Kalimantan
 • RegentEdi Damansyah
 • Vice Regentvacant
 • Total27,263.10 km2 (10,526.34 sq mi)
 (2020 Census)
 • Total729,382
 • Density27/km2 (69/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (ICST)
Area code(+62) 541

In 2019, President Joko Widodo proclaimed that the new national capital of Indonesia will be built in an area partly in the Kutai Kartanegara Regency and partly in the adjacent Penajam North Paser Regency, and that the construction process will set off around 2024.[4][5]

Administrative districtsEdit

Kutai Kartanegara Regency is divided into eighteen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census [6] and 2020 Census.[7]

Name Area
in km2
Samboja 1,045.90 54,515 66,617
Muara Jawa 754.50 33,923 41,561
Sanga-Sanga 233.40 17,588 19,728
Loa Janan 644.20 56,071 67,471
Loa Kulu 1,405.70 39,938 51,639
Muara Muntai 928.60 17,315 19,396
Muara Wis 1,108.16 8,557 9,398
Kota Bangun 1,143.74 31,292 36,655
Tenggarong 398.10 96,209 106,480
Sebulu 859.50 36,420 40,925
Tenggarong Seberang 437.00 61,441 67,877
Anggana 1,798.80 32,688 33,416
Muara Badak 939.09 39,834 46,656
Marang Kayu 1,165.71 23,394 26,823
Muara Kaman 3,410.10 33,909 45,885
Kenohan 1,302.20 9,861 11,588
Kembang Janggut 1,923.90 23,817 25,810
Tabang 7,764.50 9,908 11,457
Totals 27,263.10 626,286 729,382

Bukit Bangkirai rainforestEdit

Bukit Bangkirai (Bangkirai Hill) is a 1,500-hectare natural tropical located about 58 kilometres (around 45 minutes by car) from the city of Balikpapan.[8] Plants of the family Dipterocarpaceae dominate in the area, especially Bangkirai trees (Shorea laevis of the genus Shorea) growing to 40–50 metres in height. There are over 120 bird species as well as gibbons (Müller's Bornean gibbon), macaque monkeys (Southern pig-tailed macaques, Crab-eating macaques), Maroon leaf monkeys, Banded pigs, and Banggai crows. Black Orchids (Coelogyne pandurata), among 45 kinds of orchids, are endemic to Bukit Bangkirai.

To visit the forest, visitors can walk along a 64-metre canopy bridge which connects five big Bangkirai trees 30 metres above the ground.[9]

Mangrove information, research centerEdit

East Kalimantan province has developed an 18-hectare plot of land for mangrove information and research center in Sepatin village, in Anggana District, as Bali has done. It will functioning as a research, exhibition, information, breeding as well as education center on mangroves, especially in the Mahakam Delta.[10]

Smart CityEdit

In early 2015 it was announced that part of Kutai Kartanegara Regency had been selected to be a trial 'smart city', the first in Indonesia, based on the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town (SST) concept. The aim of the SST concept was to reduce CO2 emissions by 70 percent and reduce consumption of water by 30 percent. The Kutai Kartanegara area was chosen as a trial area because of good investment growth in the region, the extensive area, relatively moderate levels of population density, effective planning in the area, and rich energy resources.[11]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ Kusuma, Hendra (26 August 2019). "Resmi! Jokowi Putuskan Ibu Kota RI Pindah ke Kaltim". detikfinance (in Indonesian). Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  5. ^ Picheta, Rob (26 August 2019). "Indonesia will build its new capital city in Borneo as Jakarta sinks into the Java Sea". CNN. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  6. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  7. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  8. ^ 'Bukit Bangkirai a rainforest wonderland', The Jakarta Post, 16 June 2007.
  9. ^ "Visiting Kutai Bukit Bangkirai". Retrieved 28 March 2012.
  10. ^ "E Kalimantan to build mangrove information, research center". 16 September 2011.
  11. ^ "Kutai Jadi Contoh Pertama "Smart City" di Indonesia". 23 February 2015.

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