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This is a list of some of the Regions of Indonesia. Many regions are defined in law or regulations by the central government. At different times of Indonesia's history, the nation has been designated as having regions that do not necessarily correlate to the current administrative or physical geography of the territory of the nation.


Geographical units of IndonesiaEdit

Regions of Indonesia according to ISO 3166-2:ID

According to ISO 3166-2:ID, Indonesia is divided into 7 geographical units, with each unit consisting of major islands or an island group. These geographical units are as follows:

Code Geographical unit Provinces
ID-JW Java Banten, Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, S.R. Yogyakarta, East Java
ID-KA Kalimantan West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, South Kalimantan
ID-ML Maluku Islands North Maluku, Province of Maluku
ID-NU Lesser Sunda Islands Bali, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara
ID-PP Western New Guinea West Papua, Papua
ID-SL Sulawesi North Sulawesi, Gorontalo, Central Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi
ID-SM Sumatra Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Riau, Riau Islands, Jambi, Bengkulu, South Sumatra, Bangka Belitung Islands, Lampung

Eastern IndonesiaEdit

During the last stages of the Dutch colonial era, the area east of Java and Kalimantan was known as the Great East and later known as East or Eastern Indonesia. On 24 December 1946, the State of East Indonesia was formed covering the same area (but also including Western New Guinea). It was a component of the United States of Indonesia, and was dissolved into the unitary Republic of Indonesia in August 1950.[1] Currently, Eastern Indonesia consists of 13 provinces: Bali, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, North Sulawesi, Gorontalo, Central Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, Maluku, North Maluku, Papua, and West Papua.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Ricklefs 2008, pp. 362, 374.
  2. ^ Media, Kompas Cyber (6 March 2012). "13 Provinsi di Indonesia Timur Gelar Konsultasi Regional -".
  3. ^ Agency, ANTARA News. "BI Catat Bali Raih Inflasi Terendah KTI - ANTARA News Bali".
  4. ^ "Bawaslu Siap Kelola Keuangan Pilkada 2018 Secara Akuntabel - Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum Republik Indonesia".


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