South Lampung Regency

South Lampung Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Lampung Selatan) is a regency of Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia, a strip of land surrounding the provincial capital of Bandar Lampung on its northern and eastern sides, and bounded to the west by the new Pesawaran Regency and to the south by the Sunda Strait; as such it is a major transit corridor to/from Java island. It has an area of 2,007.01 km2, and a population at the 2010 Census of 909,989;[2] the latest official estimate (as at mid 2019) is 1,011,286.[3] The regency seat is the town of Kalianda.

South Lampung Regency

Kabupaten Lampung Selatan
Official seal of South Lampung Regency
Seal
Location within Lampung
Location within Lampung
South Lampung Regency is located in Southern Sumatra
South Lampung Regency
South Lampung Regency
Location in Southern Sumatra, Sumatra and Indonesia
South Lampung Regency is located in Sumatra
South Lampung Regency
South Lampung Regency
South Lampung Regency (Sumatra)
South Lampung Regency is located in Indonesia
South Lampung Regency
South Lampung Regency
South Lampung Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 5°33′45″S 105°32′51″E / 5.5624299°S 105.5475311°E / -5.5624299; 105.5475311
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceLampung
Regency seatKalianda
Government
 • RegentZainudin Hasan
 • Vice RegentNanang Ermanto
Area
 • Total2,007.01 km2 (774.91 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total1,011,286
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Area code(+62) 727
Websitelampungselatankab.go.id

The regency has seen a population influx as migrants escape the crushing population densities and everyday struggles of living in the massive urban paralysis of Greater Jakarta, and along with Bandar Lampung city its character is increasingly reflecting the cosmopolitan makeup of Jakartans rather than the surrounds of a typical provincial capital and hinterland. This has resulted in flaring of ethnic tensions, including rioting.[4]

Administrative DistrictsEdit

South Lampung Regency consists of seventeen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census,[5] together with the latest official estimates (for mid 2019).[6] The table also includes the number of administrative villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan) in each district and its post code.

Name Area
in
km2
Pop'n
Census
2010
Pop'n
Estimate
mid 2019
No.
of
vill.
Post
code
Natar 213.77 170,992 196,264 26 35362
Jati Agung 164.47 103,038 116,687 21 35365
Tanjung Bintang 129.72 68,572 77,410 16 35361
Tanjung Sari 103.32 27,107 29,690 8 35360
Katibung (a) 175.77 61,422 69,114 12 35452
Murbau Mataram 113.94 46,644 49,587 15 35357
Way Sulan 46.54 21,264 23,055 8 35456
Sidomulyo 122.53 57,264 57,965 16 35352
Candipuro 84.69 50,256 56,080 14 35356
Way Panji 38.45 16,341 17,269 4 35354
Kalianda 161.40 81,126 90,385 29 35551
Rajabasa (b) 100.39 20,769 22,745 16 35552
Palas 171.39 53,492 57,955 21 35594
Sragi 81.92 31,654 33,861 10 35597
Penengahan 132.98 35,672 37,825 22 35593
Ketapang (c) 108.60 46,116 50,897 17 35596
Bakauheni (d) 57.13 20,761 24,497 5 35592
Totals 2,007.01 909,989 1,011,286 260

Notes: (a) the district includes 3 islands off the south coast of Sumatra. (b) the district includes 16 islands off the south coast of Sumatra, the largest being Pulau Sebuku, Pulau Sebesi and Pulau Krakatoa. (c) the district includes 10 islands off the south coast of Sumatra. (d) the district includes 12 islands off the south coast of Sumatra.

HistoryEdit

Pesawaran Regency, formerly that part of South Lampung Regency lying to the west of Bandar Lampung, was carved out of it in 2007.

In January 2011, tens of thousands of inhabitants of South Lampung had to be evacuated by the South Lampung Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) in the seven districts of Kalianda, Rajabasa, Katibung, Sidomulyo, Ketapang, Sragi and Palas due to volcanic ash from the Mount Anak Krakatau.[7] There is an observation station at Hargopancuran village in South Lampung used to monitor activity.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2020.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2020.
  4. ^ http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/11/23/five-arrested-causing-s-lampung-riots.html
  5. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  6. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2020.
  7. ^ "Residents to be evacuated as Mt. Anak Krakatau spews ash". Jakarta Post, Bandarlampung. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2011.

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