Sitaro Islands Regency
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|Sitaro Islands Regency
Kabupaten Kepulauan Siau Tagulandang Biaro
|• Total||275.96 km2 (106.55 sq mi)|
|• Density||230/km2 (600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WITA (UTC+8)|
Sitaro Islands Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Sitaro, full name: Kabupaten Kepulauan Siau Tagulandang Biaro) is a regency located off the northern extremity of Sulawesi Island in the southern Sangihe Islands, North Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. The regency was formed under Law Number 15 Year 2007 from 2 January 2007 (Indonesian: Undang-Undang Nomor 15 Tahun 2007), by division of the Sangihe Islands Regency of which it had previously formed the southern part.
The main island is Siau, while further south (nearer Sulawesi) are Tagulandang and Biaro. The new regency's area is 275,96 km² and the total population was 63,543 at the 2010 Census. Most of the population are fishers and farmers. The majority's of the population religion is Christianity and Catholicism, but there are also followers of Islam and Buddhism.
|Tagulandang Selatan||(South Tagulandang)||4,171|
|Tagulandang Utara||(North Tagulandang)||4,027|
|Siau Barat Selatan||(Southwest Siau)||4,073|
|Siau Timur Selatan||(Southeast Siau)||7,283|
|Siau Barat||(West Siau)||7,849|
|Siau Tengah||(Central Siau)||1,850|
|Siau Timur||(East Siau)||15,816|
|Siau Barat Utara||(Northwest Siau)||3,887|
- Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.