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 70,372
 • 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 (runnuing from west to east) Liran Island, Wetar Island, Kisar Island, Romang Island, the Leti Islands, the Damar Island, 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.

Name Population
Census 2010
Pulau-Pulau Wetar 7,916 Wetar and Liran Islands
Pulau-Pulau Terselatan 17,899 Kisar and Romang Islands
Leti Moa Lakor 7,526 Leti Island
Moa Lakor 9,138 Moa and Lakor Islands
Damer 5,560 Damer Islands
Mdona Hiera 5,269 Sermata Islands
Babar Islands 7,752
Babar Timur 9,654

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