Sitaro Islands Regency

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Sitaro Islands Regency
Kabupaten Kepulauan Siau Tagulandang Biaro
Kabupaten Sitaro
Regency
Lokasi Sulawesi Utara Kabupaten Kepulauan Siau Tagulandang Biaro.svg
Sitaro Islands Regency is located in Indonesia
Sitaro Islands Regency
Sitaro Islands Regency
Coordinates: 2°45′56″N 125°24′13″E / 2.76556°N 125.40361°E / 2.76556; 125.40361Coordinates: 2°45′56″N 125°24′13″E / 2.76556°N 125.40361°E / 2.76556; 125.40361
Country  Indonesia
Province North Sulawesi
Area
 • Total 275.96 km2 (106.55 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 63,543
 • 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.

Administration[edit]

The Regency is divided into ten districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population.[1]

Name (English name) Population
Census 2010
Biaro 3,248
Tagulandang Selatan (South Tagulandang) 4,171
Tagulandang 11,597
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.