Merauke Regency

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Merauke Regency
Kabupaten Merauke
Regency
Country  Indonesia
Province Papua
Capital Merauke
Area
 • Total 44,071 km2 (17,016 sq mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 240,826
 • Density 5.5/km2 (14/sq mi)
Website www.merauke.go.id/

Merauke is a regency in Papua Province, Indonesia. It covers an area of 44,071 sq.kms, and had a population of 195,716 at the 2010 Census; the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) is 240,826.

History[edit]

The regency formerly covered a much wider area of South Papua, but much of the area was split off on 12 November 2002 to form the new Regencies of Asmat, Mappi and Boven Digoel.

Administrative districts[edit]

Merauke Regency comprises twenty districts (kecamatan), listed below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[2]

Merauke District is scheduled to become an independent city (kota) separate from Merauke Regency, and will become the administrative capital of the proposed South Papua Province, when that is established.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Papua Province, retrieved 6 May 2010
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.

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