Southwest Sumba Regency

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Southwest Sumba Regency

Kabupaten Sumba Barat Daya
Official seal of Southwest Sumba Regency
Seal
Location within East Nusa Tenggara
Location within East Nusa Tenggara
Southwest Sumba Regency is located in Sumba
Southwest Sumba Regency
Southwest Sumba Regency
Southwest Sumba Regency is located in Lesser Sunda Islands
Southwest Sumba Regency
Southwest Sumba Regency
Southwest Sumba Regency (Lesser Sunda Islands)
Southwest Sumba Regency is located in Indonesia
Southwest Sumba Regency
Southwest Sumba Regency
Southwest Sumba Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 9°33′44″S 119°05′21″E / 9.5622°S 119.0891°E / -9.5622; 119.0891Coordinates: 9°33′44″S 119°05′21″E / 9.5622°S 119.0891°E / -9.5622; 119.0891
Country Indonesia
RegionLesser Sunda Islands
Province East Nusa Tenggara
CapitalTambolaka
Government
 • RegentMarkus Dairo Tallu
 • Vice RegentNdara Tanggu Kaha
Area
 • Total558.04 sq mi (1,445.32 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total283,818
Area code(+62) 387
Websitesbdkab.go.id

Southwest Sumba Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Sumba Barat Daya) is a regency on Sumba in East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. Established in 2007, the regency has its seat (capital) in Tambolaka. Its population was 283,818 in the 2010 decennial census, the most of any regency of the island.[1]

Administration[edit]

The Southwest Sumba Regency (created in 2007 out of parts of West Sumba Regency) is composed of eight districts (kecamatan), whose areas (in km²) and 2010 Census populations are listed below:[2]

Name English name Area
(in km2)
Population
Census 2010
Kodi 74.7 31,223
Kodi Bangedo South Kodi 197.8 36,057
Kodi Utara North Kodi 245.4 50,864
Wewewa Selatan South Wewewa 177.9 21,691
Wewewa Barat West Wewewa 198.9 45,482
Wewewa Timur East Wewewa 248.2 53,911
Wewewa Utara North Wewewa 48.9 11,638
Loura 213.9 34,037

Tourism[edit]

There are a variety of attractions in Southwest Sumba that are still preserved and have their own uniqueness for tourists visiting the location of these attractions are located.

Most areas of Southwest Sumba Regency have potential tourism objects that can be promoted as tourist destinations due to their unique natural, cultural and marine elements. The surrounding natural conditions also support panorama of each tourist attraction because it is still a vast expanse of hills, rivers and lakes, tropical forests, and various wild flora and fauna styles.

Several tourist attractions in this district have been widely explored and visited by a variety of local and foreign tourists, but there are only a few who have access to roads and adequate facilities and infrastructure available, namely Mananga Aba Beach, Mbawana beach, Oro Beach, Kawona Beach, Newa Beach, Pantai Waikelo, Sumba Cultural Home, Lake Saltwater Weekuri, and Pabeti Waterfall.

At present, its existence is a tourist attraction in Southwest Sumba Regency, many of which have begun to be exposed to other tourists through tourists who have visited several tourist attraction locations in this district.[3]

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