Puncak Jaya Regency

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Puncak Jaya Regency
(Kabupaten Puncak Jaya)
Regency
Country  Indonesia
Province Papua
Capital Kota Mulia
Area
 • Total 4,989.51 km2 (1,926.46 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 124,461
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Website www.puncakjayakab.go.id
A view of the peak of Puncak Jaya, located in the southwestern portion of the regency.

Puncak Jaya Regency is one of the regencies (kabupaten) in Papua province, Indonesia. It is an inland highland regency,[1] lying directly east of Paniai Regency and west of Jayawijaya Regency and Tolikara Regency (including those new regencies which have subsequently been created within the former boundaries of those regencies).[2] As of 2004, it was reported that these four regencies had a population that is 93–97% ethnic Papua;[1] however this included areas which have subsequently been formed into new regencies.

An additional regency - simply named Puncak Regency - has been created within the area of Puncak Jaya Regency. The residual Puncak Jaya Regency covers an area of 4,989.51 sq.kms, and had a population of 101,148 at the 2010 Census;[3] the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) is 124,461.

The capital of the regency is Mulia.[4][5][6]

According to a 2009 profile in Indonesia's Tempo magazine, Puncak Jaya had sixteen districts (kecamatan) and 147 villages, and 147,000 residents;[7] however this did not take account of the fact that under the Law No. 7/2008, eight of these districts had already been removed from Puncak Jaya Regency and formed into a separate Puncak Regency in 2008. The 2010 Census revealed a population of 101,148 in the residual Puncak Jaya Regency, and the latest estimate (2014) is 124,461. It is a difficult ten-hour drive from Wamena (Jayawijaya Regency) to the mostly undeveloped regency. Separatists in the Free Papua Movement are active in the area.[7]

Puncak Jaya, a mountain peak, is the highest mountain in Indonesia - and in fact the highest anywhere between the Andes and the Himalayas.

Administrative Districts[edit]

The existing regency comprises eight districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[3]

District Population
2010 Census
Fawi 3,420
Mulia 22,278
Mewoluk 5,189
Yamo 13,161
Ilu 18,344
Torere 6,710
Jigonikme 8,040
Tingginambut 24,006

Towns included[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Detail maps from Indonesian government, this regency:[8] (includes northern portion) [9] (includes southern portion, including location of Mulia)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 4°04′44″S 137°09′30″E / 4.0789°S 137.1583°E / -4.0789; 137.1583