Singaraja

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Singaraja
Singaraja statue on the stamp of Indonesia
Singaraja statue on the stamp of Indonesia
Singaraja is located in Bali
Singaraja
Singaraja
Location in Bali
Coordinates: 8°07′S 115°05′E / 8.117°S 115.083°E / -8.117; 115.083
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceBali
Population
 (2020 Census)
 • Total150,210
 [1]
Time zoneUTC+8 (Central Indonesia Standard Time)

Singaraja is a port town in northern Bali, Indonesia, which serves as the seat of Buleleng Regency. The name is Indonesian for "Lion King" (from Tamil singam and raja). It is just east of Lovina, and is also the centre of Buleleng District, which covers an area of 46.94 km² and had a population of 150,210 in 2020, the second largest on the island.

Near the crossing of Ahmad Yani Street and Diponegoro Street.

Singaraja was the Dutch colonial capital for Bali and the Lesser Sunda Islands from 1849 until 1953, an administrative center and the port of arrival for most visitors until the development of the Bukit Peninsula area in the south. Singaraja was also an administrative center for the Japanese during their World War II occupation.

Kampung Bugis in central Singaraja, a rare Muslim dominant area of Bali

Gedong Kirtya, just south of the town center, is the only library of lontar manuscripts (ancient and sacred texts on leaves of the rontal palm) in the world.

Climate[edit]

Singaraja has a tropical savanna climate (Aw) with little to no rainfall from June to October and heavy rainfall from December to March. April, May, and November feature moderate rainfall.

Climate data for Singaraja
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.2
(88.2)
31.3
(88.3)
31.4
(88.5)
31.8
(89.2)
31.4
(88.5)
30.9
(87.6)
30.4
(86.7)
30.6
(87.1)
31.4
(88.5)
32.3
(90.1)
32.4
(90.3)
31.8
(89.2)
31.4
(88.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.8
(80.2)
26.9
(80.4)
26.8
(80.2)
26.8
(80.2)
26.5
(79.7)
25.9
(78.6)
25.4
(77.7)
25.7
(78.3)
26.3
(79.3)
27.1
(80.8)
27.3
(81.1)
27.1
(80.8)
26.6
(79.8)
Average low °C (°F) 22.4
(72.3)
22.5
(72.5)
22.2
(72.0)
21.9
(71.4)
21.6
(70.9)
20.9
(69.6)
20.5
(68.9)
20.8
(69.4)
21.3
(70.3)
21.9
(71.4)
22.2
(72.0)
22.4
(72.3)
21.7
(71.1)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 318
(12.5)
284
(11.2)
253
(10.0)
103
(4.1)
71
(2.8)
30
(1.2)
29
(1.1)
13
(0.5)
8
(0.3)
19
(0.7)
80
(3.1)
191
(7.5)
1,399
(55)
Source: Climate-Data.org[2]

Notable people[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Singaraja has the following sister cities:[3]

Coordinates: 8°07′S 115°05′E / 8.117°S 115.083°E / -8.117; 115.083

References[edit]

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ "Climate: Singaraja". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  3. ^ "City to forge ties with South Korea, Indonesia". Sun.Star Bacolod. 2008-09-27. Archived from the original on 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2008-09-28.

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