Waropen Regency

Waropen Regency is one of the regencies (kabupaten) in Papua Province, Indonesia. The Regency covers an area of 10,847.97 km2, and it had a population of 24,639 at the 2010 Census[2] and 33,943 at the 2020 Census.[3] The official estimate as at mid 2021 was 34,414.[4] The capital is the town of Botawa [id].

Waropen Regency
Kabupaten Waropen
Coat of arms of Waropen Regency
Motto: 
Ndi Sowosio Ndi Korako
91.15.00 Papua Waropen.svg
Waropen Regency is located in Western New Guinea
Waropen Regency
Waropen Regency
Waropen Regency is located in Indonesia
Waropen Regency
Waropen Regency
Waropen Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 1°52′S 137°06′E / 1.867°S 137.100°E / -1.867; 137.100Coordinates: 1°52′S 137°06′E / 1.867°S 137.100°E / -1.867; 137.100
Country Indonesia
ProvinceCoat of arms of Papua.svgPapua
CapitalBotawa [id]
Government
 • RegentYermias Bisai
 • Vice RegentHendrik Wonatorei
Area
 • Total10,847.97 km2 (4,188.42 sq mi)
Population
 (mid 2021 estimate)[1]
 • Total34,414
 • Density3.2/km2 (8.2/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Indonesia Eastern Time)
Area code(+62) 981
Websitewww.waropenkab.go.id

Originally, this area comprised those districts of the former Yapen Waropen Regency which lay on the Papuan mainland, but that regency was split in two on 12 November 2002, to form the Waropen Regency on the Papuan mainland and the Yapen Islands Regency consisting of Yapen Island and some smaller islands in Cenderawasih Bay.

The languages ​​of the East Geelvink Bay family that is Waropen language are spoken in the regency.[5] While the main ethnic groups that inhabit this regency are the Waropen people, and the Biak who generally inhabit coastal areas.[6]

Administrative DistrictsEdit

At the 2010 Census, Waropen Regency comprised ten districts (distrik), but subsequently two additional districts have been created - Soyoi Mambai and Wonti. The twelve districts are tabulated below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[7] and as officially estimated in mid 2021.[8] The table also includes the location of the district administrative centres.

District Area
in km2
Population
2010 Census
Population
mid 2021
Estimate
Administrative
centre
Waropen Bawah
(Lower Waropen)
264.65 4,907 8,050 Waren I
Inggerus 1,402.70 1,618 2,060 Toire SPI
Urei Faisei 131.27 6,401 11,500 Khemon Jaya
Oudate 1,581.27 1,466 2,560 Sowiwa
Wapoga 885.73 1,706 2,350 Wapoga
Masirei 297.15 1,315 1,650 Koweda
Risei Sayati 49.97 1,627 990 Fafado
Demba 1,291.38 2,006 1,380 Aniboi
Soyoi Mambai 49.85 (a) 1,130 Mambai
Wonti 226.90 (a) 1,210 Bokadaro
Walani 2,128.04 2,279 n/a Daboto
Kirihi 2,326.45 1,314 3,320 Spoiri
Totals 10,638.30 24,639 36,200 Botawa

Note: (a) the 2010 populations of Soyoi Mambai and Wonti Districts are included with the population of the districts (Risei Sayati and Demba) from which they were subsequently cut out.

ClimateEdit

Botawa, the seat of the regency has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) with heavy to very heavy rainfall year-round.

Climate data for Botawa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.1
(88.0)
30.9
(87.6)
31.0
(87.8)
31.1
(88.0)
31.0
(87.8)
30.3
(86.5)
29.7
(85.5)
29.9
(85.8)
30.4
(86.7)
30.9
(87.6)
31.1
(88.0)
31.1
(88.0)
30.7
(87.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 27.0
(80.6)
26.8
(80.2)
27.0
(80.6)
27.1
(80.8)
27.1
(80.8)
26.5
(79.7)
26.0
(78.8)
26.2
(79.2)
26.5
(79.7)
26.9
(80.4)
27.0
(80.6)
27.0
(80.6)
26.8
(80.2)
Average low °C (°F) 23.0
(73.4)
22.8
(73.0)
23.0
(73.4)
23.1
(73.6)
23.2
(73.8)
22.8
(73.0)
22.4
(72.3)
22.5
(72.5)
22.6
(72.7)
22.9
(73.2)
23.0
(73.4)
23.0
(73.4)
22.9
(73.1)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 294
(11.6)
305
(12.0)
377
(14.8)
308
(12.1)
286
(11.3)
281
(11.1)
306
(12.0)
285
(11.2)
270
(10.6)
249
(9.8)
268
(10.6)
310
(12.2)
3,539
(139.3)
Source: Climate-Data.org[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  5. ^ Eberhard, David M.; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2019). "Indonesia languages". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (22nd ed.). Dallas: SIL International.
  6. ^ "Sistem kepemimpinan Sera orang Waropen". jubi.co.id (in Indonesian). Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  7. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  8. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  9. ^ "Climate: Botawa". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 26 November 2020.

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