North Central Timor Regency

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North Central Timor Regency
Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara
Official seal of North Central Timor Regency
Location of North Central Timor Regency in East Nusa Tenggara
Location of North Central Timor Regency in East Nusa Tenggara
Country Indonesia
Region Lesser Sunda Islands
Province East Nusa Tenggara
Capital Kefamenanu
 • Total 1,030 sq mi (2,670 km2)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 229,603
 • Density 220/sq mi (86/km2)

North Central Timor Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) is a regency in East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. Established in 1958,[1] the regency has its seat (capital) in Kefamenanu.

The regional economy is underdeveloped with the main activity in many village areas being subsistence agriculture. Poverty is widespread. Infrastructure, particularly, is underdeveloped with local inhabitants noting that infrastructure in the nearby Oecussi enclave, part of Timor Leste, is much better developed.[2]

Development issues[edit]

There are high rates of poverty in the region. There are acute shortages of clean water for household use in the dry season in rural areas. The shortages exacerbate other factors which contribute to poor health, such as diarrhea and skin diseases, in villages in the regency. Stunting and undernourishment of children is common as well: one survey conducted by an international NGO (non-government organisation) reported that 57% of children were stunted and 44% were undernourished.[3]


The regency is divided into 24 districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population.

Name English name Population
Census 2010
Miomaffo Barat West Miomaffo 14,424
Miomaffo Tengah Central Miomaffo 5,251
Musi 4,070
Mutis 6,576
Miomaffo Timur East Miomaffo 10,560
Noemuti 10,926
Bikomi Selatan South Bikomi 9,786
Bikomi Tengah Central Bikomi 6,749
Bikomi Nilulat 4,298
Bikomi Utara North Bikomi 5,564
Naibenu 4,958
Noemuti Timur East Noemuti 3,708
Kota Kefamenanu Kefamenanu Town 43,058
Insana 18,078
Insana Utara North Insana 8,697
Insana Barat West Insana 8,879
Insana Tengah Central Insana 9,171
Insana Fafinesu 4,968
Biboki Selatan South Biboki 8,667
Biboki Tanpah 5,334
Biboki Moenleu 7,034
Biboki Utara North Biboki 10,255
Biboki Anleu 14,846
Biboki Feotleu 3,946
Total 229,603


  1. ^ Government of Indonesia (9 August 1958), Establishment of the Second-level Administrative Regions under the First-level Administrative Region of Bali, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara (in Indonesian), Indonesia Ministry of Law and Justice, UU No. 69/1958 
  2. ^ 'East Timor side of the border has better infrastructure, TTU regent says', The Jakarta Post, 15 June 2012.
  3. ^ Dessy Sagita, 'Battling the Elements, NTT Villagers Make Strides In Child Health', The Jakarta Globe, 18 September 2013.

Coordinates: 9°26′48″S 124°28′41″E / 9.44667°S 124.47806°E / -9.44667; 124.47806