Tabanan Regency

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Tabanan Regency
Kabupaten Tabanan
ᬓᬩᬸᬧᬢᬾᬦ᭄ᬢᬩᬦᬦ᭄
Bali Botanic Garden
Coat of arms of Tabanan Regency
Location within Bali
Location within Bali
Coordinates: 8°33′4.13″S 115°7′17.81″E / 8.5511472°S 115.1216139°E / -8.5511472; 115.1216139Coordinates: 8°33′4.13″S 115°7′17.81″E / 8.5511472°S 115.1216139°E / -8.5511472; 115.1216139
Country Indonesia
Province Bali
CapitalTabanan
Area
 • Total1,013.88 km2 (391.46 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 census)[1]
 • Total461,630
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (ICST)
Area code(+62) 361
Websitetabanankab.go.id
Pacung mountain resort
Dutch cavalry in front of the Royal Palace at Tabanan during the Dutch intervention in Bali (1906).

Tabanan is one of the regencies (kabupaten) in Bali, Indonesia. Relatively underdeveloped (compared with Badung and Denpasar to the east), Tabanan Regency has an area of 1,013.88 km2 and had a population of 386,850 in 2000, rising to 420,913 in 2010, then 461,630 at the 2020 census.[2][1] Its regency seat is the town of Tabanan. One of the popular tourism attractions located in Tabanan is Tanah Lot.

Administrative districts[edit]

The regency is divided into ten districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and population totals at the 2010 census[3] and the 2020 census.[4] The table also includes the number of administrative villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan) in each district and its postal codes.

Name Area
in km2
Population
census
2010[3]
Population
census
2020[4]
Number
of
villages
Post
codes
Selemadeg 52.05 19,262 21,874 10 82164
Selemadeg Timur
(East Selemadeg)
54.78 21,154 23,826 10 82160
Selemadeg Barat
(West Selemadeg)
120.15 18,809 21,079 11 82162
Kerambitan 42.39 37,704 41,766 15 82161
Tabanan (district) 51.40 70,526 76,235 12 82111
-82115
Kediri 53.60 84,215 90,491 15 82121
-82123
Marga 44.79 40,353 42,898 16 82181
Baturiti 99.17 46,425 51,381 12 82191
Penebel 141.98 44,104 49,637 18 82152
Pupuan 179.02 38,361 42,443 14 82163
Totals 1,013.88 420,913 461,630 133

The administrative centre of Selemadeg District is at Bajera, that of Selemadeg Timur is at Megati, and that of Selemadeg Barat is at Antosari; the other districts share the same name as their administrative centre.

Jatiluwih[edit]

Rice paddies at Jatiluwih

Jatiluwih village in Penebel District, north of Tabanan, has paddy fields following the contours of terraced land against the background of spellbinding Mount Batukaru and Mount Agung use traditional Balinese irrigation known as subak, Bali's community-based water control management system. Lies at an altitude of 700 meters, the cool atmosphere of more original beautiful Jatiluwih is better than the most well-known Tegallalang which has plenty of cafes and souvenir shops. Two routes to Jatiluwih are Denpasar>Kediri>Tabanan>Penebel>Jatiluwih or Denpasar>Mengwi>Baturiti>Jatiluwih.[5] Jatiluwih is one of the five rice terraces that describe the "Subak" water management system which has gain acknowledgment from UNESCO as part of the world's cultural heritage.[6]

Tourism development control[edit]

To preserve the largest area of 53,000 hectares of agriculture fields on the island, Tabanan Regency Administration would not allow the development of star-rated and city hotels anymore, unless tourism facilities with a commitment to environmental conservation would be allowed with 30 percent of buildings and 70 percent had to be left naturally as paddy field or plantation. The administration has also decided 300-hectare protected paddy field zone with a 100-hectare housing zone lies outside the protected zone. For visitors, it is possible to visit the 300-hectare on foot (about 312 hrs trekking) or alternatively with an e-bike tour that the local villagers organize since 2017 (about 1 h).

Climate[edit]

Tabanan has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) with moderate rainfall from April to September and heavy rainfall from October to March.

Climate data for Tabanan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.4
(86.7)
30.5
(86.9)
30.6
(87.1)
31.1
(88.0)
30.8
(87.4)
30.1
(86.2)
29.4
(84.9)
29.5
(85.1)
30.3
(86.5)
31.1
(88.0)
31.2
(88.2)
30.8
(87.4)
30.5
(86.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.3
(79.3)
26.3
(79.3)
26.2
(79.2)
26.3
(79.3)
26.0
(78.8)
25.3
(77.5)
24.9
(76.8)
24.9
(76.8)
25.6
(78.1)
26.3
(79.3)
26.5
(79.7)
26.4
(79.5)
25.9
(78.6)
Average low °C (°F) 22.2
(72.0)
22.2
(72.0)
21.9
(71.4)
21.6
(70.9)
21.2
(70.2)
20.5
(68.9)
20.4
(68.7)
20.4
(68.7)
20.9
(69.6)
21.5
(70.7)
21.9
(71.4)
22.1
(71.8)
21.4
(70.5)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 314
(12.4)
260
(10.2)
221
(8.7)
102
(4.0)
111
(4.4)
110
(4.3)
135
(5.3)
69
(2.7)
108
(4.3)
213
(8.4)
237
(9.3)
298
(11.7)
2,178
(85.7)
Source: Climate-Data.org[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ "Statistics Indonesia". Archived from the original on 2012-06-28. Retrieved 2012-03-25.
  3. ^ a b Population by Region, Urban/Rural, and Sex - Tabanan Regency
  4. ^ a b Badan Pusat Statistik Kabupaten Tabanan, Kecamatan ... Dalam Angka 2021
  5. ^ "Jatiluwih's beautiful terraced rice fields | The Jakarta Post". Archived from the original on 2011-06-07.
  6. ^ "Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: The Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy".
  7. ^ "Climate: Tabanan". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 17 November 2020.

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