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Yahukimo Regency is one of the regencies (kabupaten) in Papua Province, Indonesia. It covers an area of 17,152 km2, and had a population of 164,512 at the 2010 Census;[1] the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) is 202,430. The administrative centre is Dekai.

Yahukimo Regency

Kabupaten Yahukimo
Official seal of Yahukimo Regency
Yahukimo Regency is located in Western New Guinea
Yahukimo Regency
Yahukimo Regency
Yahukimo Regency is located in Indonesia
Yahukimo Regency
Yahukimo Regency
Yahukimo Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 4°28′00″S 139°35′00″E / 4.4667°S 139.5833°E / -4.4667; 139.5833Coordinates: 4°28′00″S 139°35′00″E / 4.4667°S 139.5833°E / -4.4667; 139.5833
Country Indonesia
 • RegentAbock Busup
 • Vice RegentYulianus Heluka
 • Total17,152 km2 (6,622 sq mi)
 • Total202,430
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Indonesia Eastern Time)
Area code(+62) 969

Several famines have affected Yahukimo Regency. In 2005, around 60 people died and at least 117 fell seriously ill after a food shortage. Another 113 people died from a famine caused by a failed harvest in 2009, but the regional government denied that the food shortage was a "famine".[2][3][4][5]

Administrative DistrictsEdit

The existing Yahukimo regency comprises 51 districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census:.[6] However, proposals are currently under consideration by the Indonesian government to divide Yahukimo Regency into several new regencies.


  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ Jakarta Post, The (January 18, 2018). "EDITORIAL: The death of Papuans". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  3. ^ Asian Human Rights Commission, Indonesia (28 February 2010). "Indonesia: The villagers living in famine-affected areas in 2009 have still not received adequate food and medical aid". Relief Web. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  4. ^ Pacific, RNZ (14 September 2007). "Lack of information during 2005 famine triggers set-up of new Papua radio service". Radio New Zealand. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  5. ^ Indonesia, Paras (9 December 2005). "Indonesia: Famine kills over 50 in Papua". Relief Web. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  6. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.

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