Alor Regency

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Alor Regency
Kabupaten Alor
Road in Maritaing
Road in Maritaing
Official seal of Alor Regency
Location within East Nusa Tenggara
Location within East Nusa Tenggara
Alor Regency is located in Lesser Sunda Islands
Alor Regency
Alor Regency
Alor Regency is located in Indonesia
Alor Regency
Alor Regency
Alor Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 8°18′S 124°30′E / 8.3°S 124.5°E / -8.3; 124.5Coordinates: 8°18′S 124°30′E / 8.3°S 124.5°E / -8.3; 124.5
Country Indonesia
Province East Nusa Tenggara
Capital Kalabahi
 • Regent Amon Djobo
 • Vice Regent Imran Duru
 • Total 1,106.03 sq mi (2,864.60 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 190,253
Time zone ICST (UTC+8)
Area code (+62) 386

Alor Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Alor) is a regency (kabupaten) in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province of Indonesia. Established in 1958,[1] Alor Regency administers the Alor Archipelago with its seat (capital) in Kalabahi on Alor Island.

Alor Regency occupies 2,864.60 km² land area and 10,973.62 km² water area. There are fifteen islands in the archipelago, of which the largest by far are Alor itself and Pantar; there are another seven inhabited islands (including Pura, Treweng, Kepa, Buaya, Kangge and Kura); the remaining six islands (Sika, Kapas, Batang, Lapang, Rusa and formerly Kambing Island) are uninhabited. To the east lies the island of (Atauro), part of the Republic of East Timor. The regency had 190,253 inhabitants at the 2010 decennial census.[2]

The main transportation access in the regency is by means of sea. The state-owned PELNI sea liners operate in the archipelago for major transport to the main port hub in Kalabahi beside small boats operating between small islands. A small Perintis Mali airstrip (18 km east of Kalabahi) can only be used by small CASA airplanes, operated by Merpati Nusantara Airlines.

As is the case in other parts of NTT province, the provision of education is often a major problem, especially in remote areas. In recent years, the district (regency) government has been trying to make it easier for children to attend school by, amongst other things, increasing the number of one-roof junior high schools. The standard of teaching is often also a major problem because many teachers lack proper qualifications.[3]


Alor Regency is divided into seventeen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census:

Name English name Area
(in km2)
Census 2010
Pantar Barat Laut Northwest Pantar 147.0 4,276
Pantar Barat West Pantar 60.1 6,729
Pantar Tengah Central Pantar 276.8 9,313
Pantar (Northeast Pantar) 125.1 8,798
Pantar Timur East Pantar 161.6 10,740
Pulau Pura Pura Island 27.7 5,045
Pantar (total island) 798.3 44,901
Alor Barat Daya Southwest Alor 416.4 21,530
Teluk Mutiara Mutiara Bay 71.4 48,410
Alor Barat Laut Northwest Alor 113.0 18,765
Kabola 78.7 7,326
Alor Tengah Utara North Central Alor 124.4 10,919
Lembur 69.6 4,131
Alor Timur Laut Northeast Alor 195.0 8,600
Alor Timur East Alor 554.3 7,505
Pureman 158.8 3,471
Alor Selatan South Alor 232.9 8,886
Mataru 124.6 5,582
Alor (total island) 2,139.1 145,125


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