Nagekeo Regency

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Nagekeo Regency
Regency
Official seal of Nagekeo Regency
Seal
Location of Nagekeo Regency in East Nusa Tenggara
Location of Nagekeo Regency in East Nusa Tenggara
Country Indonesia
Region Lesser Sunda Islands
Province East Nusa Tenggara
Capital Mbay
Area
 • Total 547.09 sq mi (1,416.96 km2)
Population (2008)
 • Total 124,992

Nagekeo Regency is a regency in East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. Established in 2007, the regency has its seat (capital) in Mbay.

Administration[edit]

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

Name Population
Census 2010
Mauponggo 20,561
Keo Tengah
(Central Tengah)
13,428
Nangaroro 17,172
Boawae 33,917
Aesesa Selatan
(South Aesesa)
6,252
Aesesa 33,901
Wolowae 4,889

Salt Plant[edit]

August 2011: Due to long dry season at the location, Australian saltmaker Cheetam Saltworks Ltd. is considering opening a plant in Nagekeo Regency with investment $15 million on a 1,500-hectare plot plus $6 million to build a port and would employ 1,600 people.[1]

Tourism[edit]

Besides pink beach in Komodo National Park area, the other pink beach is in Rii Taa Island, Nagekeo Regency. The island is one hour by traditional fisherman boat from Maropokot small port. In high tide, the island area only 30 meters square, but in low tide becomes 20 hectares area. Popular for local people, but only a few foreign tourists. No shade at all, good for sunbathing in the morning and afternoon.[2]

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