West Seram Regency

West Seram Regency is a regency of Maluku, Indonesia. It is mainly located on the island of Seram, but includes various islands lying to the west of Seram - Manipa, Kelang, Boano and the smaller Babi, Pua, Masowoi and Marsegu. It covers a land area of 6,948.40 km2, and had a population of 164,654 at the 2010 Census[2] and 212,393 at the 2020 Census.[3] The principal town lies at Piru, a port at the northern coast of Latira Bay (Teluk Latira) which almost separates the Hoamoal Peninsula from the rest of Seram Island.

West Seram Regency
Kabupaten Seram Bagian Barat
Coat of arms of West Seram Regency
Location within Maluku
Location within Maluku
West Seram Regency is located in Seram Island
West Seram Regency
West Seram Regency
Location in Seram, Maluku and Indonesia
West Seram Regency is located in Maluku
West Seram Regency
West Seram Regency
West Seram Regency (Maluku)
West Seram Regency is located in Indonesia
West Seram Regency
West Seram Regency
West Seram Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 3°06′10″S 128°25′48″E / 3.1027°S 128.4300°E / -3.1027; 128.4300Coordinates: 3°06′10″S 128°25′48″E / 3.1027°S 128.4300°E / -3.1027; 128.4300
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceMaluku
CapitalPiru
Government
 • RegentJacobus F. Puttileihalat
 • Vice RegentTimotius Akerina
Area
 • Total6,948.4 km2 (2,682.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 Census)[1]
 • Total212,393
 • Density31/km2 (79/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (IEST)
Area code(+62) 911
Websitesbbkab.go.id

Administrative districtsEdit

At the time of the 2010 Census the regency was divided into four districts (kecamatan). Subsequent to 2010, seven additional districts have been created by the division of the original four districts, so that the regency is now divided into eleven districts. These are tabulated below with their areas and populations at the 2010 Census and 2020 Census.[4] The table also includes the location of the district headquarters.

Name Area
in km2
Population
Census
2010
Population
Census
2020
Admin
centre
Huamual Belakang 409.65 25,629 33,132 Waesah
Kepulauan Manipa
(Manipa Islands)
159.71 5,810 7,165 Masawoi
Seram Barat
(West Seram)
503.33 27,311 35,045 Piru
Huamual 1,162.99 34,919 49,097 Luhu
Kairatu 329.65 23,240 27,040 Kairatu
Kairatu Barat
(West Kairatu)
132.25 13,146 14,478 Kamal
Inamosol 504.61 5,311 6,422 Honitetu
Amalatu 665.35 10,979 12,537 Latu
Elpaputih 1,165.74 1,453 5,233 Elpaputih
Taniwel 1,181.32 12,133 15,448 Taniwel
Taniwel Timur
(East Taniwel)
733.80 5,375 6,796 Uwen Pantai
Totals 6,948.40 164,654 212,393

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.

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