Buleleng Regency

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Buleleng Regency
Kabupaten Buleleng
Singaraja, the administrative centre, lies in Buleleng district.
Singaraja, the administrative centre, lies in Buleleng district.
Official seal of Buleleng Regency
Singa Ambaraja
Location within Bali
Location within Bali
Country Indonesia
Province Bali
 • RegentPutu Agus Suradnyana
 • Total527.37 sq mi (1,365.88 km2)
 (2020 census)[1]
 • Total791,810
 • Density1,500/sq mi (580/km2)
Time zoneUTC+8 (ICST)
Area code(+62) 362
Part of the coast of Buleleng Regency
The Raja of Buleleng martyred with 400 followers, in an 1849 puputan against the Dutch. Le Petit Journal, 1849.
Studio portrait made by Woodbury & Page of the Raja of Buleleng and his secretary C1875.

Buleleng (Balinese: ᬓᬩᬸᬧᬢᬾᬦ᭄ᬩᬸᬮᭂᬮᭂᬂ, romanized: Kabupatén Buléléng) is a regency (kabupaten) of Bali, Indonesia. It has an area of 1,365.88 km2 and population of 624,125 at the 2010 census[2] and 791,910 at the 2020 census.[3] Its regency seat is at the town of Singaraja.

Buleleng was founded as a kingdom by Gusti Panji Sakti, who ruled c. 1660-c. 1700. He is commemorated as a heroic ancestor-figure who expanded the power of Buleleng to Blambangan on East Java.[4] The kingdom was weakened during its successors, and fell under the suzerainty of the neighbouring Karangasem kingdom in the second half of the 18th century. It was headed by an autonomous branch of the Karangasem Dynasty in 1806–1849.

The Dutch attacked Buleleng in 1846, 1848 and 1849, and defeated it on the last occasion.[5] Buleleng was incorporated in the Dutch colonial system and lost its autonomy in 1882. In 1929 a descendant of Gusti Panji Sakti, the renowned scholar Gusti Putu Jelantik, was appointed regent by the Dutch. He died in 1944, during the Japanese occupation of Indonesia. His son was a well-known novelist, Anak Agung Nyoman Panji Tisna. In 1947, Anak Agung Pandji Tisna surrendered the throne to his younger brother, Anak Agung Ngurah Ketut Djelantik, known as Meester Djelantik, until 1950. In 1949-50 Buleleng, like the rest of Bali, was incorporated in the unitary republic of Indonesia.

Administrative districts[edit]

The regency is divided into nine districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and population totals from the 2010 census[6] and the 2020 census.[7] The table also includes the number of administrative villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan) in each district and its postal codes.

The administrative centres of each district have the same name as the district itself, except for the Buleleng District (of which the centre is Singaraja, which also serves as the administrative capital of the whole regency) and Sawan District (of which the centre is Sangsit). Gerokgak District includes the small offshore island of Pulau Menjangan Kecil.

Name Area
in km2
Gerokgak (a) 356.57 78,825 97,552 14 81155
Seririt 111.78 69,572 93,412 21 81153
Busungbiu 196.62 39,719 52,690 15 81154
Banjar 172.60 68,960 86,205 17 81152
Sukasada 172.93 72,050 89,774 15 81161
Buleleng 46.94 128,899 150,211 29 81111
Sawan 92.52 58,578 80,174 14 81171
Kubutambahan 118.24 53,765 68,778 13 81172
Tejakula 97.68 53,757 73,017 10 81173
Totals 1,365.88 624,125 791,813 148

Buleleng Regency has 9 district, 19 sub-district, and 129 villages. In 2017, the population estimated 814.356 with area 1.364,73 km² and density 598 people/km².[10][11]

List of districts and sub-districts in Buleleng Regency as follows:

Code Districts Sub-districts Village Status List
51.08.04 Banjar - 17 Desa
51.08.06 Buleleng 17 12 Desa
51.08.03 Busung Biu - 15 Desa
51.08.01 Gerokgak - 14 Desa
51.08.08 Kubutambahan - 13 Desa
51.08.07 Sawan - 14 Desa
51.08.02 Seririt 1 20 Desa
51.08.05 Sukasada 1 14 Desa
51.08.09 Tejakula - 10 Desa
TOTAL 19 129


Lt.Col. Wisnu Airfield is located in the Sumberkima village.

Research of a new airport was completed in 2017, due to the congestion of Ngurah Rai International Airport. The new two-runway airport will be built in the east part of Buleleng Regency and will be connected by railway to the existing airport.[12] Kubutambahan, 15 kilometers east of Singaraja, was decided to be the new airport site over two other candidates, Sangsit and Gerokgak, after taking into account geographical conditions, wind speed, wind direction, and other factors.[13]

Pearl producers[edit]

Many big pearl producers have developed 130.9 hectares in Gerokgak village as an area for pearl breeding and world-class pearl productions. It will enlarge to 250 hectares swath of water stretching from Gerokgak to Kubutambahan.[14]


Pura Beji Sangsit in Sawan District.


  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ H.J. de Graaf, 'Goesti Pandji Sakti, vorst van Boeleleng', Tijdschrift voor Indische Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 83:1 1949.
  5. ^ Pringle, pp. 96-100
  6. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  7. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  8. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  9. ^ BADAN PUSAT STATISTIK Kabupaten Buleleng (Census 2010 & 2020)
  10. ^ "Peraturan Menteri Dalam Negeri Nomor 137 Tahun 2017 tentang Kode dan Data Wilayah Administrasi Pemerintahan". Kementerian Dalam Negeri Republik Indonesia. Archived from the original on 29 December 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Peraturan Menteri Dalam Negeri Nomor 72 Tahun 2019 tentang Perubahan atas Permendagri nomor 137 Tahun 2017 tentang Kode dan Data Wilayah Administrasi Pemerintahan". Kementerian Dalam Negeri Republik Indonesia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 October 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Expanded Bali airport to be at full capacity by 2017". Archived from the original on 2012-08-11. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  13. ^ "Kubutambahan to become airport site". July 31, 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-08-04. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  14. ^ "North Bali coast boasts major pearl producers".

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Coordinates: 8°12′S 114°57′E / 8.200°S 114.950°E / -8.200; 114.950