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
 (2020 Census)[1]
 • Total250,259
 • 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 regency seat is at Sungai Penuh (also called Siulak), but this city is now independent and not a part of the regency. Kerinci is located 50 km (31 mi) from Jambi City, the capital of Jambi Province.

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.[3] The table also includes the locations of the district administrative centres, and the number of villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan) in each district.

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

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.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ "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