|Motto: Dharma Raksata Raksita|
Location Gianyar Regency
|• Total||368 km2 (142 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WITA (UTC+8)|
|Area code(s)||+62 361|
Gianyar is a regency (kabupaten) in the Indonesian province and island of Bali, Indonesia. It has an area of 368 km2 and population of 470,380, making it the second most densely populated district in Bali (after Badung). Its regency seat is Gianyar. The civil registry survey of April 2011 listed 480,447 people, of which 469,929 were classified as Hindu.
The town of Ubud, a centre of art and tourism, is located in Gianyar.
Rajas of Gianyar
- Ida Anak Agung Gde Agung (1921–1999)
Condotels and Apartments ban
Although Badung Regency, Denpasar and Gianyar Regency are the three richest regions in Bali and most of their wealth comes from tourism, in February 2012 Gianyar Regency officially banning the construction of new increasingly-popular condominium hotels (condotels) and apartment facilities. Not as Badung Regency and Denpasar which condotels and apartments are the hottest items in the market for tourist developers and investors, Gianyar Regency wants to protect the local entrepreneurs.
- Sukawati 110,429
- Blahbatuh 65,875
- Gianyar 86,843
- Tampaksiring 45,818
- Ubud 69,323
- Tegallalang 50,325
- Payangan 41,164
Gianyar Regency's civil registry recorded 480,447 residents by religion, in April 2012, 97.8% Hindu.
Black sandy beach in Keramas Beach, Blahbatuh district has hosted international surfing competitions in the last couple of years with limited facilities such as uneven road and no parking lots. In 2013, Keramas Beach is one of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP)'s 2013 World Champhionship Tour schedule.
- Vickers (1995)
- "Gianyar bans new condotels, apartments". February 17, 2012.
- Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
- "Better facilities required for Keramas Beach". June 7, 2013.
- Vickers, Adrian (1995), Gianyar Regency. taken from Oey, Eric (Editor) (1995). Bali. Singapore: Periplus Editions. p. 115. ISBN 962-593-028-0.
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