Southwest Maluku Regency

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Southwest Maluku Regency
Country Indonesia
Province Maluku
Capital Tiakur
 • Total 4,581.06 km2 (1,768.76 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 70,714
 • Density 15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone WIT (UTC+9)

Maluku Barat Daya (English: Southwest Maluku) Regency is a regency of Maluku Province, Indonesia. It comprises a number of islands and island groups in the south of the province, including (running from west to east) Liran Island, Wetar Island, Kisar Island, Romang Island, the Leti Islands, the Damar Islands, the Sermata Islands and the Babar Islands. The administrative centre lies at Tiakur on the Moa Island (in the Leti Islands), but the largest town is Wonreli (on Kisar Island).


The regency is divided into eight districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population.


The Maluku Barat Daya Regency is administratively composed of eight districts (kecamatan), whose areas (in sq km) and 2010 Census populations are listed below.[1]:

Name comprising Area
(in km2)
Census 2010
Pylau-Pulau Wetar
(Wetar Islands)
Wetar, Liran 2,651.9 7,916
Pulau-Pulau Terselatan
(Terselatan Islands)
Romang, Kisar 235.4 17,899
Leti Moa Lakor Leti 93.1 7,526
Moa Lakor Moa, Lakor 481.7 9,138
Mdona Hiera Sermata Islands 120.5 5,269
Pulau-Pulau Babar
(Babar Islands)
Babar (western half),
Wetang, Dai
323.7 7,752
Barar Timur
(East Babar)
Babar (eastern half),
Masela, Dawera, Dawelor
443.7 9,654
Damer Damer, Teun, Nila 203.9 5,560


Among the islands within the archipelago are (from west to east):


  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.

Coordinates: 8°13′S 128°11′E / 8.217°S 128.183°E / -8.217; 128.183