Sabu Raijua Regency

Sabu Raijua Regency is one of the regencies in the province of East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. It comprises the three Savu Islands, lying between Sumba and Rote Island in the Savu Sea. The regency was established by Indonesia's Minister of Home Affairs, Mardiyanto, on 29 October 2008, partitioned from Kupang Regency. The population was 72,960 at the 2010 census,[2] and 89,327 at the 2020 Census;[3] the official estimate as at mid 2021 was 90,837.[4]

Sabu Raijua Regency
Kabupaten Sabu Raijua
A school in West Savu
A school in West Savu
Coat of arms of Sabu Raijua Regency
Location within East Nusa Tenggara
Location within East Nusa Tenggara
Sabu Raijua Regency is located in Lesser Sunda Islands
Sabu Raijua Regency
Sabu Raijua Regency
Sabu Raijua Regency is located in Indonesia
Sabu Raijua Regency
Sabu Raijua Regency
Sabu Raijua Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 10°33′46″S 121°47′20″E / 10.5629°S 121.7889°E / -10.5629; 121.7889Coordinates: 10°33′46″S 121°47′20″E / 10.5629°S 121.7889°E / -10.5629; 121.7889
Country Indonesia
RegionLesser Sunda Islands
Province East Nusa Tenggara
CapitalMenia, West Savu
Government
 • RegentNikodemus Rihi Heke
 • Vice Regentvacant
Area
 • Total177.44 sq mi (459.58 km2)
Population
 (mid 2021 estimate)
 • Total90,837
 • Density510/sq mi (200/km2)
 [1]
Area code(+62) 380
Websitesaburaijuakab.go.id

AdministrationEdit

The regency is divided into six districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[5] and 2020 Census,[6] together with the official estimates as at miud 2021.[7] Note all districts are on Sabu Island except for Raijua District, which encompasses Rai Jua or Raijua Island (37.27 km2) and uninhabited Rai Dana Island (0.89 km2) The table also includes the location of the district administrative centres, the number of administrative villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan) in each district, and its post code.

Name English name Area
in km2
Population
Census
2010
Population
Census
2020
Population
Estimate
mid 2021
Administrative
centre
No. of
villages
Post
code
Raijua Raijua Island 38.16 7,671 8,950 9,037 Ledeunu 5 85393
Sabu Barat West Savu 185.16 26,463 33,225 33,790 Seba 10 85395
Hawu Mehara 62.81 15,361 18,664 18,920 Tana Jawa 12 85391
Sabu Timur East Savu 37.21 7,453 8,937 9,261 Bolou 18 85394
Sabu Liae 57.62 8,847 10,718 10,862 Eilogu 8 85396
Sabu Tengah Central Savu 78.62 7,165 8,833 8,967 Eimadake 10 85392
Totals 459.58 72,960 89,327 90,837 Menia 63

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  2. ^ Hasil Sensus Penduduk 2010
  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.