Buton Regency

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Buton Regency
Kabupaten Buton
Official seal of Buton Regency
Country Indonesia
Province Southeast Sulawesi
Capital Pasar Wajo
 • Total 2,681.22 km2 (1,035.22 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 276,944
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)

Buton Regency (Kabupaten Buton) is a regency of Indonesia's Southeast Sulawesi Province. It has an area of 2,681.22 km2, and a population estimated at 276,944 (for January 2014). The capital is at Pasar Wajo, but the administrative centre is at Bau-Bau on the south-west of the island, although that city is administratively separate from the Regency.


The Buton Regency was divided at 2010 into 21 districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population.[1]

Name Population
Census 2010
Lasalimu 10,290
Lasalimu Selatan
(South Lasalimu)
Siontapina 12,167
Pasar Wajo 37,067
Wolowa 4,946
Wabula 4,989
Sampolawa 20,121
Batu Atas 8,246
Lapandewa 7,772
Batauga 13,993
Siompu 8,753
Kadatua 7,703
Siompu Barat
(West Siompu)
Kapontori 12,619
Gu 15,836
Sangia Wambulu 5,003
Lakudo 20,210
Mawasangka 22,054
Mawasangka Timur
(East Mawasangka)
Mawasangka Tengah
(Central Mawasangka)
Talaga Raya 9,023

However, in 2012 it was announced that the regency was to be split, with the southern districts forming a new Buton Selatan Regency, and the central districts forming a new Buton Tengah Regency.


  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.

Coordinates: 5°09′31″S 121°55′51″E / 5.15861°S 121.93083°E / -5.15861; 121.93083