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West Seram Regency is a regency of Maluku, Indonesia. It is mainly located on the island of Seram, but includes various small offshore islands. It covers an area of 4,046.35, and had a population of 164,654 at the 2010 Census;[1] the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) was 183,412. The principal town lies at Piru.

West Seram Regency

Kabupaten Seram Bagian Barat
Official seal 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
 • RegentJacobus F. Puttileihalat
 • Vice RegentTimotius Akerina
 • Total4,046.35 km2 (1,562.30 sq mi)
 • Total183,412
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (IEST)
Area code(+62) 911


At the time of the 2010 Census the regency was divided into four districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and populations at the 2010 Census.

Name Area
Census 2010
Huamual Belakang 685.8 31,499
Seram Barat
(West Seram)
1,108.6 61,514
Kairatu 1,440.1 54,135
Taniwel 1,265.0 17,508

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 (kecamatan). The seven new districts are:

  1. Amalatu
  2. Elpaputih
  3. Huamual
  4. Inamosol
  5. Kairatu Barat (West Kairatu)
  6. Kepulauan Manipa (Manipa Islands)
  7. Taniwel Timur (East Taniwel)


  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.

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