Belu Regency

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Belu Regency
Kabupaten Belu
Rai Belu
Official seal of Belu Regency
Nickname(s): Belu
Location within East Nusa Tenggara
Location within East Nusa Tenggara
Belu Regency is located in Timor
Belu Regency
Belu Regency
Belu Regency is located in Lesser Sunda Islands
Belu Regency
Belu Regency
Belu Regency is located in Indonesia
Belu Regency
Belu Regency
Location in Timor, Lesser Sunda Islands and Indonesia
Coordinates: 9°06′S 124°54′E / 9.100°S 124.900°E / -9.100; 124.900Coordinates: 9°06′S 124°54′E / 9.100°S 124.900°E / -9.100; 124.900
Country Indonesia
Region Lesser Sunda Islands
Province East Nusa Tenggara
Settled 20th December 1956
Capital Atambua
 • Regent Willy Lay
 • Vice Regent J. T. Ose Luan
 • Total 944.24 sq mi (2,445.57 km2)
Elevation 1,230 ft (375 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 352,400
 • Density 370/sq mi (140/km2)
  (including Malaka Regency)
Time zone ICST (UTC+8)
Postcodes 856xx, 857xx
Area code (+62) 389

Belu Regency is a regency in East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. Established in December 20, 1958,[1] Belu Regency has its seat (capital) in Atambua.

In December 2012 a separate Regency - Malaka Regency - was created from the southern half of Belu Regency. Belu means friend in Tetum.

Press and Media[edit]


This regency is only served with 2 TV Channel, which are:

  • TVRI Nasional
  • Belu TV

and a few other East Timor TVs that reach the border pass.


This regency is served with 4 radio that spreads in the big regency (including Malaka Regency, Alor Regency, and Timor Tengah Utara Regency), which are:

  • RRI Pro1 Atambua (FM 91.5 MHz)
  • RRI Pro2 Atambua (FM 99.8 MHz)
  • RRI Pro3 (FM 99.0 MHz)
  • Saluran Citra Budaya Timor (alias Pro4) (FM 93.1 MHz)

And there's still a lot of radio that can be found in the city.


The Belu Regency was until 2013 divided into 24 districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population. In 2013, the 12 southern kecamatan were removed to form the new Malaka Regency, leaving the 12 northern kecamatan in Belu Regency.

Name English name Population
Census 2010
Kota Atambua Pusat Central Atambua City 26,396
Kota Atambua Barat West Atambua City 21,604
Kota Atambua Selatan South Atambua City 22,464
Kakuluk Mesak 17,608
Lamaknen 11,583
Lamaknen Selatan South Lamaknen 7,312
Lasiolat 6,166
Nanaet Dubesi 4,0063
Raihat 13,319
Rai Manuk 14,411
Tasifeto Barat West Tasifeto 22,362
Tasifeto Timur East Tasifeto 20,932
Total for (reduced)
Belu Regency
Botin Leobele 4,483
Io Kufeu 7,363
Kobalima 16,815
Kobalima Timur East Kobalima 6,010
Laen Manen 10,868
Malaka Barat West Malaka 19,792
Malaka Tengah Central Malaka 34,034
Malaka Timur East Malaka 9,142
Rinhat 13,408
Sasita Mean 7,946
Weliman 17,194
Wewiku 17,079
Total for (new)
Malaka Regency


External pages[edit]


East Nusa Tenggara