Buton Regency

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Buton Regency
Kabupaten Buton
Regency
Official seal of Buton Regency
Seal
Country Indonesia
Province Southeast Sulawesi
Capital Pasar Wajo
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 255,474
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)

Buton Regency (Kabupaten Buton) is a regency of Indonesia's Southeast Sulawesi Province. The capital is at Pasar Wajo, but the administrative centre is at Bau-Bau on the southwest of the island, although that city is administratively separate from the Regency.

Administration[edit]

The Buton Regency was divided at 2010 into 21 districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population.[1]

Name Population
Census 2010
Lasalimu 10,290
Lasalimu Selatan
(South Lasalimu)
12,815
Siontapina 12,167
Pasar Wajo 37,067
Wolowa 4,946
Wabula 4,989
Sampolawa 20,121
Batu Atas 8,246
Lapandewa 7,772
Batauga 13,993
Siompu 8,753
Kadatua 7,703
Siompu Barat
(West Siompu)
8,119
Kapontori 12,619
Gu 15,836
Sangia Wambulu 5,003
Lakudo 20,210
Mawasangka 22,054
Mawasangka Timur
(East Mawasangka)
4,839
Mawasangka Tengah
(Central Mawasangka)
9,147
Talaga Raya 9,023

However, in 2012 it was announced that the regency was to be split, with the southern districts forming a new Buton Selatan Regency, and the central districts forming a new Buton Tengah Regency.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.

Coordinates: 5°09′31″S 121°55′51″E / 5.15861°S 121.93083°E / -5.15861; 121.93083