Jayapura Regency

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Jayapura Regency
(Kabupaten Jayapura)
Regency
Lambang Kabupaten Jayapura.jpeg
Seal
Country  Indonesia
Province Papua
Capital Sentani
Area
 • Total 11,157.15 km2 (4,307.80 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 137,744
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Website www.jayapurakab.go.id/

Jayapura Regency is one of the regencies (kabupaten) in Papua Province of Indonesia. It is situated to the west of, but does not include, the City of Jayapura. Previously covering most of the north-east portion of Papua Province, it was reduced substantially in extent from 12 November 2002, when the eastern districts were split off to form a new Keerom Regency and the western districts were split off to form a new Sarmi Regency. It now covers an area of 11,157.15 sq.km, and had a population of 111,943 at the 2010 Census;[1] the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) is 137,744. The administrative centre is the town of Sentani, with 14,892 inhabitants in 2010.[2]

Administrative Districts[edit]

The existing regency comprises nineteen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[3]

Tourism[edit]

Since end of 2014, Infote or Love lake or Danau Love or Telaga Love or Telaga Hati becomes popular as tourist attraction. The Love Lake because its shape lays in Central Sentani which can be accessed from Keerom Regency through Arso IV in one hour or from Jayapura through Yoka Village and through of east rim of Sentani Lake.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  4. ^ Robert Isidorus (April 12, 2015). "Telaga Berbentuk Hati di Papua Pikat Banyak Pengunjung".