Boven Digoel Regency

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Boven Digoel Regency
(Kabupaten Boven Digoel)
Regency
Official seal of Boven Digoel Regency
Seal
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
Area
 • 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 used to be a 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]

History[edit]

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.

References[edit]

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