Gianyar Regency

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Gianyar Regency

Kabupaten Gianyar
Official seal of Gianyar Regency
Dharma Raksata Raksita
Location Gianyar Regency
Location Gianyar Regency
Coordinates: 8°32′38.76″S 115°19′31.66″E / 8.5441000°S 115.3254611°E / -8.5441000; 115.3254611Coordinates: 8°32′38.76″S 115°19′31.66″E / 8.5441000°S 115.3254611°E / -8.5441000; 115.3254611
Country Indonesia
Province Bali
 • RegentAnak Agung Gde Agung Bharata
 • Total368 km2 (142 sq mi)
 • Total470,380
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (WITA)
Area code(s)+62 361

Gianyar is a regency (kabupaten) in the Indonesian province and island of Bali, Indonesia. It has an area of 368 km2 and population of 470,380,[1] making it the second most densely populated district in Bali (after Badung).[2] Its regency seat is Gianyar. The civil registry survey of April 2011 listed 480,447 people, of which 469,929 were classified as Hindu.[3]

The town of Ubud, a centre of art and tourism, is located in Gianyar.

Rajas of Gianyar[edit]

Condotels and Apartments ban[edit]

Although Badung Regency, Denpasar and Gianyar Regency are the three richest regions in Bali and most of their wealth comes from tourism, in February 2012 Gianyar Regency officially banned the construction of new increasingly popular condominium hotels (condotels) and apartment facilities. Unlike the Badung Regency and Denpasar where condotels and apartments remain in high demand for tourist developers and investors, Gianyar Regency wants to protect local entrepreneurs.[4]


The regency is divided into seven districts (kecamatan), listed below with their 2010 Census populations:[5]

Gianyar Regency's civil registry recorded 480,447 residents by religion, in April 2012, 97.8% Hindu.[6]

Keramas Beach[edit]

Keramas Beach in Blahbatuh has hosted international surfing competitions in the last couple of years with limited facilities such as uneven road and no parking lots. On June 18–29, 2013, Keramas Beach was on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP)'s 2013 Men's World Champhionship Tour schedule as the Oakley Bali Pro.[7][8]


In football, Bali is home to the football club Bali United, which plays in the Liga 1. The team was relocated from Samarinda, East Kalimantan, to Gianyar, Bali. Harbiansyah Hanafiah, the main commissioner of Bali United, explained that he did the name change and moved the homebase to Bali because there were no representatives from Bali in the highest football tier in Indonesia.[9] Another reason was that local fans in Samarinda prefer to support Pusamania Borneo F.C. more than Persisam.


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-11-13. Retrieved 2012-03-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Vickers (1995)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-11. Retrieved 2012-11-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Gianyar bans new condotels, apartments". February 17, 2012.
  5. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-11. Retrieved 2012-11-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Better facilities required for Keramas Beach". June 7, 2013. Archived from the original on October 6, 2013.
  8. ^ "2013 Oakley Bali Pro". World Surf League. June 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2015.
  9. ^ "Putra Samarinda Berubah Jadi Bali United Pusam". Retrieved 14 April 2017.

Further reading[edit]

  • Vickers, Adrian (1995), Gianyar Regency. taken from Oey, Eric (Editor) (1995). Bali. Singapore: Periplus Editions. p. 115. ISBN 962-593-028-0.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)

External links[edit]

Media related to Gianyar Regency at Wikimedia Commons Central Bali travel guide from Wikivoyage