North Buton Regency

North Buton Regency (Kabupaten Buton Utara) is a regency of Indonesia's Southeast Sulawesi Province, which was separated from Buton Regency in accordance with Indonesia's Law Number 14 of 2007. The area of the regency, which covers the north part of Buton Island, is 1,923.03 km2. Its population was 54,736 at the 2010 Census[2] and 66,653 at the 2020 Census.[3] The principal town lies at Buranga.[4]

North Buton Regency

Kabupaten Buton Utara
Coat of arms of North Buton Regency
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Lipu Tinadeakono Sara
Location within Southeast Sulawesi
Location within Southeast Sulawesi
North Buton Regency is located in Sulawesi
North Buton Regency
North Buton Regency
Location in Sulawesi and Indonesia
North Buton Regency is located in Indonesia
North Buton Regency
North Buton Regency
North Buton Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 4°46′48″S 122°58′53″E / 4.78000°S 122.98139°E / -4.78000; 122.98139
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceSoutheast Sulawesi
CapitalBuranga
Government
 • RegentAbu Hasan
 • Vice RegentRomadio
Area
 • Total1,923.03 km2 (742.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 Census)[1]
 • Total66,653
 • Density35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (ICST)
Area code(+62) 403
Websitebutonutarakab.go.id

AdministrationEdit

North Buton Regency is divided into six districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[5] and the 2020 Census.[6]

Name Area
in km2
Population
Census
2010
Population
Census
2020
Admin
centre
Kambowa 303.44 6,224 7,279 Kambowa
Bonegunu 491.44 7,727 8,819 Buranga
Kulisusu Barat
(West Kulisusu)
370.47 5,823 6,896 Lambale
Kulisusu 172.78 20,652 26,276 Bangkudu
Kulisusu Utara
(North Kulisusu)
339.64 7,797 9,486 Waode Buri
Wakorumba
(North Wakorumba)
245.26 6,513 7,897 Labuan
Totals 1,923.03 54,736 66,653 Buranga

Note that five other administrative districts (kecamatan) which lie geographically on the west coast of North Buton - Pasir Putih, Pasi Kolaga, Wakorumba Selatan (South Wakorumba), Batukara and Maligano - with a combined area of 400.78 km2 and a population of 22,534 at the 2020 Census), are administratively part of Muna Regency.

ClimateEdit

Buranga, the regency seat has a tropical savanna climate (Aw) with moderate to little rainfall from July to November and heavy rainfall from December to June.

Climate data for Buranga
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.8
(87.4)
30.6
(87.1)
30.9
(87.6)
31.0
(87.8)
30.7
(87.3)
30.2
(86.4)
29.7
(85.5)
30.1
(86.2)
30.7
(87.3)
31.6
(88.9)
32.1
(89.8)
31.3
(88.3)
30.8
(87.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 27.2
(81.0)
27.0
(80.6)
27.1
(80.8)
27.3
(81.1)
27.1
(80.8)
26.7
(80.1)
26.0
(78.8)
26.0
(78.8)
26.3
(79.3)
27.1
(80.8)
28.0
(82.4)
27.6
(81.7)
27.0
(80.5)
Average low °C (°F) 23.7
(74.7)
23.5
(74.3)
23.4
(74.1)
23.6
(74.5)
23.5
(74.3)
23.2
(73.8)
22.3
(72.1)
21.9
(71.4)
22.0
(71.6)
22.6
(72.7)
23.9
(75.0)
23.9
(75.0)
23.1
(73.6)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 198
(7.8)
192
(7.6)
193
(7.6)
279
(11.0)
301
(11.9)
192
(7.6)
111
(4.4)
34
(1.3)
22
(0.9)
47
(1.9)
86
(3.4)
152
(6.0)
1,807
(71.4)
Source: Climate-Data.org[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ "Kemendagri Tegaskan Buranga Ibu Kota Buton Utara". September 25, 2011. Archived from the original on April 7, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  6. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  7. ^ "Climate: Buranga". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 21 November 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Coordinates: 4°46′48″S 122°58′53″E / 4.78000°S 122.98139°E / -4.78000; 122.98139