Tabanan Regency

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Tabanan Regency
Kabupaten Tabanan
Regency
Official seal of Tabanan Regency
Seal
Location of Tabanan
Location of Tabanan
Coordinates: 8°33′4.13″S 115°7′17.81″E / 8.5511472°S 115.1216139°E / -8.5511472; 115.1216139Coordinates: 8°33′4.13″S 115°7′17.81″E / 8.5511472°S 115.1216139°E / -8.5511472; 115.1216139
Country Indonesia
Province Bali
Capital Tabanan
Area
 • Total 839.33 km2 (324.07 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 420,913
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone WITA (UTC+8)
Area code(s) +62 361
Website www.tabanankab.go.id
Pacung mountain resort
Dutch cavalry in front of the Royal Palace at Tabanan during the Dutch intervention in Bali (1906).

Tabanan is a regency (kabupaten) of Bali, Indonesia. It has an area of 839.33 km2 and population of 386,850 (2000), rising to 420,913 in 2010 Census.[1] Its regency seat is Tabanan. Tanah Lot is in Tabanan.

Districts (Kecamatan)[edit]

The regency is divided into ten districts (kecamatan), listed below with their 2010 Census populations:[2]

  • Selemadeg 19,262
  • Selemadeg Timur (East Selemadeg) 21,154
  • Selemadeg Barat (West Selemadeg) 18,809
  • Kerambitan 37,704
  • Tabanan 70,526
  • Kediri 84,215
  • Marga 40,353
  • Baturiti 46,425
  • Penebel 44,104
  • Pupuan 38,361

Jatiluwih[edit]

Rice paddies at Jatiluwih

Jatiluwih village in Penebel District, north of Tabanan, has paddy fields following the contours of terraced land against the background of spellbinding Mount Batukaru and Mount Agung use traditional Balinese irrigation known as subak, Bali's community-based water control management system. Lies at an altitude of 700 meters, the cool atmosphere of more original beautiful Jatiluwih is better than the most well known Tegallalang which has plenty of cafes and souvenir shops. Two routes to Jatiluwih are Denpasar>Kediri>Tabanan>Penebel>Jatiluwih or Denpasar>Mengwi>Baturiti>Jatiluwih.[3] Jatiluwih has gain acknowledgement from UNESCO as part of the world's cultural heritage.[4]

Tourism development control[edit]

To preserve the largest area of 53,000 hectares agriculture fields on the island, Tabanan Regency Administration would not allow the development of star-rated and city hotels anymore, unless tourism facilities with a commitment to environmental conservation would be allowed with 30 percent of buildings and 70 percent had to be left naturally as paddy field or plantation. The administration has also decided 300-hectare protected paddy field zone with a 100-hectare housing zone lies outside the protected zone.[4]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Tabanan travel guide from Wikivoyage