Banggai Islands Regency

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Banggai Islands Regency
Kabupaten Banggai Kepulauan
Regency
Official seal of Banggai Islands Regency
Seal
Banggai Archipelago
Banggai Archipelago
Banggai Islands Regency is located in Banggai Islands
Banggai Islands Regency
Banggai Islands Regency
Location in Banggai Islands, Sulawesi and Indonesia
Banggai Islands Regency is located in Sulawesi
Banggai Islands Regency
Banggai Islands Regency
Banggai Islands Regency (Sulawesi)
Banggai Islands Regency is located in Indonesia
Banggai Islands Regency
Banggai Islands Regency
Banggai Islands Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 1°35′35″S 123°30′15″E / 1.5931°S 123.5042°E / -1.5931; 123.5042
Country Indonesia
Region Sulawesi
Province Central Sulawesi
Capital Salakan
Government
 • Regent Zainal Mus
 • Vice Regent Rais Adam
Area
 • Total 2,265.4 km2 (874.7 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 109,384
 • Density 48/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (ICST)
Area code (+62) 462
Website bangkepkab.go.id

The Banggai Archipelago (Indonesian: Kepulauan Banggai) is a group of islands, which are located at the far eastern end of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. It makes up a newly established regency (kabupaten) of Central Sulawesi Province of Indonesia, created by splitting the existing Banggai Regency into a new Banggai Regency situated on the mainland of Sulawesi (capital, Luwuk) and a Banggai Islands Regency comprising the offshore islands (capital, Banggai town). In December 2014 a further splitting of the Regency was the removal of seven districts (including Banggai Island itself) to form a new Banggai Laut Regency. The archipelago is surrounded by the Banda Sea's Gulf of Tolo (Teluk Tolo), and the Molucca Sea. The Peleng Straits (Selat Peleng) separate it from mainland Sulawesi.

Islands[edit]

Administratively: (2010 census)

  • Peleng group, 12 kecamatan, 109,384 people.

[1]

Administration[edit]

The Banggai Islands Regency was divided at 2010 into twelve districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population.[2]

Name Area in
sq.km
Population
Census 2010
Buko 188.2 9,376
Buko Selatan
(South Buko)
142.2 7,881
Bulagi Selatan
(South Bulagi)
332.5 9,716
Bulagi 318.2 9,529
Bulagi Utara
(North Bulagi)
218.9 8,890
Peling Tengah
(Central Peling)
154.5 9,244
Liang 124.7 8,768
Tinangkung 278.6 13,201
Tinangkung Utara
(North Tinangkung)
122.6 7,670
Totikum 155.1 9,869
Totikum Selatan
(South Totikum)
106.4 8,036
Tinangkung Selatan
(South Tinangkum)
123.5 7,204

Transportation[edit]

Merpati Nusantara Airlines services the islands from Palu (the capital of Central Sulawesi Province).[citation needed] There is also a bus service via Luwuk and thence by boat or ship to Banggai.

Endangered Banggai cardinalfish[edit]

The Banggai Islands are home to the Banggai cardinalfish, a small endemic tropical cardinal fish with a big mouth which can be found at least in 10 locations.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://bangkepkab.bps.go.id/index.php?70530054ea284675c8e9a1aea7776c5e767ef7b36141317e13e9ef34e27383c4 Badan Pusat Statistik Kabupaten Banggai Kepulauan
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ "Banggai Kepulauan". March 24, 2013.

Coordinates: 1°35′35″S 123°30′15″E / 1.5931°S 123.5042°E / -1.5931; 123.5042