Boven Digoel Regency

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Boven Digoel Regency
(Kabupaten Boven Digoel)
Official seal of Boven Digoel Regency
Coordinates: 6°S 140°E / 6°S 140°E / -6; 140Coordinates: 6°S 140°E / 6°S 140°E / -6; 140
Country Indonesia
Province Papua
Capital Tanahmerah
 • Total 27,108 km2 (10,466 sq mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 68,641
 • Density 2.5/km2 (6.6/sq mi)

Boven Digoel Regency is one of the regencies (kabupaten) in the southern part of Papua province of Indonesia. It was split off from Merauke Regency (of which it formerly was a component part) on 12 November 2002. The regency covers an area of 27,108 km2, and the total population was 55,784 at the 2010 Census;[2] the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) is 68,641. The administrative centre is the town of Tanahmerah.

Administrative Districts[edit]

The regency comprises twenty districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[3]


Boven-Digoel was a Dutch prison camp in the Dutch East Indies at the headwaters of the river Digul, where Indonesian nationalists and communists were interned between 1928 and 1942.


  1. ^ Statistik Boven Digoel, (Indonesian) retrieved 10 May 2010
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.