|Special Administrative Region||Yogyakarta|
|• Bupati||Sri Suryawidati|
|• Total||506.86 km2 (195.70 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WIB (UTC+7)|
Bantul (Indonesian pronunciation: [ˈbantʊl]) is the name of a regency and a town located in the Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia. The regency's population is approximately 800,000. Like many regions on the island of Java, it is densely populated with roughly 1,600 people per square kilometer. The regency is bordered by the city of Yogyakarta to the north, the regencies of Kulon Progo and Sleman to the west, the Gunung Kidul Regency to the east and the Indian Ocean to the south.
On 27 May 2006 an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck near Java's southern coast causing widespread damage. Bantul Regency was the region most affected by the disaster. Around 4,100 residents of Bantul Regency were killed, 12,000 were injured. 72,000 houses were destroyed, and 137,000 were damaged.
Bantul is divided into 17 subdistricts:
- Budy P. Resosudarmo; Catur Sugiyanto; Ari Kuncoro (October 2008). "Livelihood Recovery after Natural Disasters and the Role of Aid: The Case of the 2006 Yogyakarta Earthquake". Australian National University. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
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