Gianyar Regency

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Gianyar Regency
Kabupaten Gianyar
Official seal of Gianyar Regency
Motto: 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
Capital Gianyar
 • Regent Anak Agung Gde Agung Bharata
 • Total 368 km2 (142 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 470,380
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zone WITA (UTC+8)
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]

Black sandy beach in Keramas Beach, Blahbatuh district 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]


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. 

External links[edit]

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