Kerinci Regency

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Kerinci Regency
Kabupaten Kerinci
Coat of arms of Kerinci Regency
Lokasi Jambi Kabupaten Kerinci.svg
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceJambi
Regency seatSiulak
Area
 • Total3,448.90 km2 (1,331.63 sq mi)
Population
 (mid 2021 estimate)[1]
 • Total251,911
 • Density73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)
Websitekerincikab.go.id

Kerinci is a regency (kabupaten) in Jambi province, on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. The regency has an area of 3,448.90 km2 (1,331.63 sq mi). Kerinci Regency had a population of 229,495 at the 2010 Census, 234,912 at the 2015 Census and 250,259 at the 2020 Census;[2] the official estimate as at mid 2021 was 251,911.[3] The regency largely surrounds the city of Sungai Penuh, which until 2008 was part of the regency but is now independent of it. The regency seat is at Siulak. Kerinci is located 50 km (31 mi) from Jambi City, the capital of Jambi Province.

Geography[edit]

There is a lake called Lake Kaco located in the village of Lempur in the Gunung Raya ("Mountain Kingdom") District.[4]

Administrative districts[edit]

At the 2010 Census there were twelve districts (kecamatan), but four more were added in 2013 and another two in 2020. The eighteen districts currently forming the Regency are listed below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census and the 2020 Census.[5] The table also includes the locations of the district administrative centres, the number of villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan) in each district, and its post code.

Name Area in
sq.km.
Population
Census 2010
Population
Census 2020
Administrative
centre
No. of
villages
Post
code
Gunung Raya 389.26 13,928 8,415 Lempur Tengah 12 37174
Bukit Kerman 213.69 (a) 12,369 Pondok 15 37176
Batang Meringin 507.65 16,887 11,859 Tamiai 9 37175
Keliling Danau 303.76 21,969 25,454 Jujun 18 37173
Danau Kerinci Barat
(West Danau Kerinci)
59.94 (b) (b) Serumpun Pauh 14
Danau Kerinci 220.92 15,743 17,856 Sanggaran Agung 13 37172
Tanah Cogok 14.46 (b) (b) Koto Tuo Ujung Pasir 12
Sitinjau Laut 52.24 13,943 14,611 Hiang 14 37171
Air Hangat 211.35 19,456 11,474 Semurup 16 37168
Air Hangat Timur
(East Air Hangat)
181.43 17,459 19,556 Sungai Tutung 25 37167
Depati VII (c)
(Depati Tujuh)
27.71 14,423 16,790 Koto Tuo 20 37161
Air Hangat Barat
(West Air Hangat)
14.13 (a) 9,906 Koto Cayo 12 37166
Gunung Kerinci 344.99 11,601 12,760 Siulak Deras 16 37162
Siulak 142.78 30,742 22,884 Dusun Baru 26 37160
Siulak Mukai 275.47 (a) 11,139 Mukai Pintu 14 37169
Kayu Aro 114.66 39,308 19,754 Tanjung Bungo 21 37164
Gunung Tujuh 166.59 14,036 14,950 Pelompek 13 37163
Kayu Aro Barat
(West Kayu Aro)
207.84 (a) 20,482 Bedeng Dua 17 37165
Total Regency 3,448.90 229,495 250,259 Siulak 287

Note: (a) The 2010 population of these new districts are included with that of the existing districts from which they were cut out in 2013. (b) The 2010 and 2020 populations of these new districts are included with that of the existing districts from which they were cut out in 2020. (c) Depati VII District lies on the north side of Sungai Penuh city, to which it is largely suburban.

Mount Seven Lake[edit]

Mount Seven Lake is the highest caldera in Southeast Asia 1,950 m (6,400 ft) at above mean sea level, with a lake area of 960 hectares (2,400 acres). The mount is called Mount Seven because there are seven summits. Mount Seven is located in Kerinci Seblat National Park. The lake has a white sandy beach and Mount Seven Waterfall.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  2. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  4. ^ Kompas.com: Danau bercahaya dimalam hari Archived 2014-05-06 at the Wayback Machine Publikasi: 8 Mei 2010
  5. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  6. ^ "Danau Gunung Tujuh: Danau Para Dewa yang Menyimpan Pesona Sekaligus Misteri". Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2014.

Coordinates: 2°05′02″S 101°28′48″E / 2.08389°S 101.48000°E / -2.08389; 101.48000