Sambas Regency

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Sambas Regency
Kabupaten Sambas (Indonesian)
Regency
Country Indonesia
Province West Kalimantan
Capital Sambas
Government
 • Regent Djuliarti Djuhardi Alwi (f)
 • Vice Regent Pabali Musa (m)
Area
 • Total 6,395.70 km2 (2,469.39 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 496,116
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website Official Site of Sambas Regency

Sambas Regency is a regency in West Kalimantan Province of Indonesia. The regency is one of the original regencies in West Kalimantan. The principal town lies at Sambas.

History[edit]

Main article: Sambas riots

In the Sambas riots in 1999 Muslim Malays and Animist Dayaks joined together to massacre the Muslim Madurese during the Sambas conflict. Madurese were mutilated, raped, and killed by the Malays and Dayaks and 3,000 of them died in the massacres, with the Indonesian government doing little to stop the violence.[1]

Adjoining Regencies and City[edit]

North Sarawak, Malaysia
South Singkawang City, Indonesia
West Natuna Sea, Indonesia
East Bengkayang Regency, Indonesia

Population[edit]

At the 2010 Census, Sambas Regency had a population of 496,116. The latest estimate is 538,944 people, consisting of 273,695 men and 265,294 women, with an average density of 76 peoples/km2.

Watershed[edit]

Sambas has three watersheds (total: 516,200 ha): Sambas watershed (258,700 ha), Paloh watershed (64,375 ha), and Sebangkau watershed (193,125 ha).

Administration[edit]

Sambas Regency consists of nineteen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census[2] and their administrative centres:

District Population
2010 Census
Capital
Selakau 30,072 Selakau
Selakau Timur
(East Selakau)
10,200 Selakau Tua
Pemangkat 44,589 Pemangkat
Semparuk 23,765 Semparuk
Salatiga 14,671 Salatiga
Tebas 63,613 Tebas
Tekarang 13,293 Tekarang
Sambas 44,979 Sambas
Subah 17,527 Balai Gemuruh
Sebawi 15,598 Sebawi
Sajad 9,936 Tengguli
Jawai 35,042 Sentebang
Jawai Selatan
(South Jawai)
17,660 Jawai Laut
Teluk Keramat
(Keramat Bay)
58,675 Sekura
Galing 19,653 Galing
Tangaran 20,789 Tangaran
Sejangkung 22,318 Sejangkung
Sajingan Besar
(Great Sajingan)
9,848 Kaliau
Paloh 23,892 Liku

List of Sambas leader[edit]

Regent
Vice Regent
Took Office
Last Office
Notice
Burhanuddin A. Rasyid
Prabasa Ananta Tur
2001
2006
First Period
Burhanuddin A. Rasyid
Djuliarti Djuhardi Alwi
2006
2011
Second Period
Djuliarti Djuhardi Alwi
Pabali Musa
2011
present

History[edit]

The famous Sambas Treasure, a collection of 9th century buddhist sculptures, was found near Sambas Town. It is now part of the British Museum's collection.

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