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 and Marsegu. It covers an area of 6,948.40 km2, and had a population of 164,654 at the 2010 Census;[1] the latest official estimate (as at 2015) was 169,481.[2] The principal town lies at Piru.

West Seram Regency

Kabupaten Seram Bagian Barat
Official seal of West Seram Regency
Seal
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
 (2015)
 • Total169,481
 • Density24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (IEST)
Area code(+62) 911
Websitesbbkab.go.id

AdministrationEdit

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 subsequent 2015 official estimates.[3]

Name Area
in km2
Population
Census
2010
Population
Estimate
2015
Huamual Belakang 409.65 25,629 26,328
Kepulauan Manipa
(Manipa Islands)
159.71 5,810 5,954
Seram Barat
(West Seram)
503.33 27,311 27,990
Huamual 1,162.99 34,919 35,787
Kairatu 329.65 23,240 23,823
Kairatu Barat
(West Kairatu)
132.25 13,146 13,472
Inamosol 504.61 5,311 5,443
Amalatu 665.35 10,979 11,252
Elpaputih 1,165.74 1,453 1,489
Taniwel 1,181.32 12,133 12,435
Taniwel Timur
(East Taniwel)
733.80 5,375 5,508

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2019.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2018.

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