Bantul Regency

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Bantul Regency
Kabupaten Bantul
Coat of arms of Bantul Regency
Nicknames: 
Kota Gerabah ("City of Pottery"), Kota Geplak ("City of Geplak"), Kota Sate Klathak ("City of Klathak Satay"), Sahara van Java
Motto(s): 
Bantul Projotamansari
(Produktif-Professional, Ijo Royo-royo, Tertib, Aman, Sehat, Asri)
("Productive-Professional, Ijo Royo-royo, Orderly, Safe, Healthy, Beautiful")
Tourism Slogan: The Harmony of Nature and Culture
Location within Special Region of Yogyakarta
Bantul Regency is located in Java
Bantul Regency
Bantul Regency
Location in Java and Indonesia
Bantul Regency is located in Indonesia
Bantul Regency
Bantul Regency
Bantul Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 7°53′11″S 110°19′40″E / 7.886447°S 110.327838°E / -7.886447; 110.327838Coordinates: 7°53′11″S 110°19′40″E / 7.886447°S 110.327838°E / -7.886447; 110.327838
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceYogyakarta
CapitalBantul
Government
 • RegentAbdul Halim Muslih
 • Vice RegentJoko Purnomo
Area
 • Total506.85 km2 (195.70 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 Census)
 • Total985,770
 • Density1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
 [1]
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Post code
55000
Area code(+62) 274
Vehicle registrationAB
Websitebantulkab.go.id

Bantul (Javanese: ꦧꦤ꧀ꦠꦸꦭ꧀; Indonesian pronunciation: [ˈbantʊl]) is a regency located in the Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is located on the island of Java. The regency's population was 911,503 at the 2010 Census, but has risen to 985,770 at the 2020 Census.[2] Like many regencies on the island of Java, it is densely populated with roughly 1,945 people per square kilometre in 2020, although this is largely because the north of the regency partly surrounds the city of Yogyakarta and contains many suburban communities, notably in the densely-populated districts of Banguntapan, Sewon and Kasihan.

The regency is bordered by the city of Yogyakarta and Sleman regency to the north, the regency of Kulon Progo to the west, the Gunung Kidul Regency to the east and the Indian Ocean to the south. The town of Bantul is the administrative centre.

The village of Kemusuk in the Sedayu District in the northwest of the regency is the birthplace of former Indonesian President, Suharto.

2006 earthquake[edit]

On 27 May 2006 an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck near Java's southern coast causing widespread damage. Bantul Regency was the region most affected by the disaster. Around 4,100 residents of Bantul Regency were killed, 12,000 were injured. 72,000 houses were destroyed, and 137,000 were damaged.[3]

Administrative districts[edit]

Bantul Regency is divided into seventeen districts (kapanewon), listed below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[4] and the 2020 Census.[5] The table also includes the location of the district administrative centres, and the number of villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan) within each district.

District Area
in km2
Pop'n
2010
Census
Pop'n
2020
Census
Admin
centre
No.
of
vill.
Srandakan 18.32 28,572 30,630 Trimurti 2
Sanden 23.16 29,667 30,960 Murtigading 4
Kretek 26.77 29,163 30,320 Donotirto 5
Pundong 23.68 31,667 35,020 Srihardono 3
Bambanglipuro 22.70 37,330 40,800 Sidomulyo 3
Pandak 24.30 47,694 51,500 Wijirejo 4
Bantul 21.95 59,277 64,360 Bantul 5
Jetis 24.47 51,925 58,470 Sumberagung 4
Imogiri 54.49 56,219 62,590 Imogiri 8
Dlingo 55.87 35,504 38,860 Dlingo 6
Pleret 22.97 43,269 49,820 Pleret 5
Piyungan 32.54 48,668 54,270 Srimulyo 3
Banguntapan 28.48 120,015 124,600 Baturetno 8
Sewon 27.16 104,368 109,370 Panggungharjo 4
Kasihan 32.38 110,871 115,050 Tirtonirmolo 4
Pajangan 33.25 32,852 38,250 Sendangsari 3
Sedayu 34.36 44,450 50,910 Argorejo 4
Totals 506.85 911,503 985,770 Bantul 75

Turtles nesting[edit]

Bantul Regency has two locations of turtles nesting, in Gua Cemara Beach and Pelangi Beach. Both have only more than 10 nests each in a year. Nesting period is in July and August.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  3. ^ Budy P. Resosudarmo; Catur Sugiyanto; Ari Kuncoro (October 2008). "Livelihood Recovery after Natural Disasters and the Role of Aid: The Case of the 2006 Yogyakarta Earthquake" (PDF). Australian National University. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  4. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  5. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  6. ^ "Penyu Laut Mulai Bertelur di Pantai Selatan Yogyakarta". July 4, 2015.

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