Location of Alor Regency in East Nusa Tenggara
|Province||East Nusa Tenggara|
|• Total||1,106.03 sq mi (2,864.60 km2)|
Alor Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Alor) is a regency (kabupaten) in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province of Indonesia. Established in 1958, 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.
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.
Alor Regency is divided into seventeen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census:
|Pantar Barat||West Pantar||6,729|
|Pantar Barat Laut||Northwest Pantar||4,276|
|Pantar Tengah||Central Pantar||9,313|
|Pantar Timur||East Pantar||10,740|
|Alor Barat Daya||Southwest Alor||21,530|
|Alor Barat Laut||Northwest Alor||18,765|
|Alor Selatan||South Alor||8,886|
|Alor Tengah Utara||North Central Alor||10,919|
|Alor Timur||East Alor||7,505|
|Alor Timur Laut||Northeast Alor||8,600|
|Pulau Pura||Pura Island||5,045|
|Teluk Mutiara||Mutiara Bay||48,410|
- Government of Indonesia (9 August 1958), Establishment of the Second-level Administrative Regions under the First-level Administrative Region of Bali, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara (in Indonesian ed.), Indonesia Ministry of Law and Justice, UU No. 69/1958, retrieved 2007-08-24
- Yennis Fointuna, 'Schooling: Alor govt strives to improve education', The Jakarta Post, 16 June 2012.
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