Berau Regency

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Coat of arms of Berau Regency.
Berau Regency
(Kabupaten Berau)
Country Indonesia
Province East Kalimantan
Regency Berau
Districts 13
Area
 • Total 34,127.47 km2 (13,176.69 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 179,444
 • Density 5.3/km2 (14/sq mi)
Time zone WITA (UTC+8)
Location of Berau Regency in East Kalimantan

Berau Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Berau) is one of the six regencies in East Kalimantan province in Indonesia.[1] The capital is Tanjung Redeb. It has an area of 34,127.47 km² and a population of 179,444 at the 2010 Census.[2]

Berau was formerly the name of a local sultanate that existed during the Dutch colonial period. In the early 19th century, it was divided into two separate sultanates: Gunung Tabur and Sambaliung.[3]

Administration[edit]

Berau Regency is divided into thirteen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population:[4]

Name Population
Census 2010
Kelay 4,493
Talisayan 10,061
Tabalar 5,151
Biduk Biduk 5,342
Pulau Derawan
(Derawan Island)
8,372
Maratua 3,076
Sambaliung 24,174
Tanjung Redeb 62,725
Gunung Tabur 14,938
Segah 8,396
Teluk Bayur 20,596
Batu Putih 6,691
Biatan 5,064

Berau Marine Conservation Area[edit]

Konservasi Kawasan Laut (KKL) Berau or Berau Marine Conservation Area is formed in 2005 has 1,321 million hectares area which lies among Pulau Panjang (Long Island), Karangtigau Cape, and Baliktaba Reef. The area has the second highest coral reef biodiversity in Indonesia after Raja Ampat Islands and third highest in the world. The ecosystem covers coral reef, mangrove forest and sea grass.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kabupaten Berau website". Government of Indonesia. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  2. ^ Profil Daerah Kabupaten Berau - Statistik Penduduk Menurut Jenis Kelamin
  3. ^ "Indonesian Traditional States II". World Statesmen.org. Cahoon, Ben. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  4. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  5. ^ "Melindungi Keragaman Hayati Terumbu Karang Tertinggi Ketiga di Dunia KKL Berau". February 4, 2012. 

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