North Central Timor Regency
|North Central Timor Regency
Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara
Location of North Central Timor Regency in East Nusa Tenggara
|Region||Lesser Sunda Islands|
|Province||East Nusa Tenggara|
|• Total||1,030 sq mi (2,670 km2)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Density||220/sq mi (86/km2)|
North Central Timor Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) is a regency in East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. Established in 1958, the regency has its seat (capital) in Kefamenanu.
The regional economy is underdeveloped with the main activity in many village areas being subsistence agriculture. Poverty is widespread. Infrastructure, particularly, is underdeveloped with local inhabitants noting that infrastructure in the nearby Oecussi enclave, part of Timor Leste, is much better developed.
There are high rates of poverty in the region. There are acute shortages of clean water for household use in the dry season in rural areas. The shortages exacerbate other factors which contribute to poor health, such as diarrhea and skin diseases, in villages in the regency. Stunting and undernourishment of children is common as well: one survey conducted by an international NGO (non-government organisation) reported that 57% of children were stunted and 44% were undernourished.
The regency is divided into 24 districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population.
|Miomaffo Barat||West Miomaffo||14,424|
|Miomaffo Tengah||Central Miomaffo||5,251|
|Miomaffo Timur||East Miomaffo||10,560|
|Bikomi Selatan||South Bikomi||9,786|
|Bikomi Tengah||Central Bikomi||6,749|
|Bikomi Utara||North Bikomi||5,564|
|Noemuti Timur||East Noemuti||3,708|
|Kota Kefamenanu||Kefamenanu Town||43,058|
|Insana Utara||North Insana||8,697|
|Insana Barat||West Insana||8,879|
|Insana Tengah||Central Insana||9,171|
|Biboki Selatan||South Biboki||8,667|
|Biboki Utara||North Biboki||10,255|
- Government of Indonesia (9 August 1958), Establishment of the Second-level Administrative Regions under the First-level Administrative Region of Bali, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara (in Indonesian), Indonesia Ministry of Law and Justice, UU No. 69/1958
- 'East Timor side of the border has better infrastructure, TTU regent says', The Jakarta Post, 15 June 2012.
- Dessy Sagita, 'Battling the Elements, NTT Villagers Make Strides In Child Health', The Jakarta Globe, 18 September 2013.
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