Tabanan Regency

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Tabanan Regency
Kabupaten Tabanan
ᬓᬩᬸᬧᬢᬾᬦ᭄ᬢᬩᬦᬦ᭄
Official seal of Tabanan Regency
Location of Tabanan
Location of Tabanan
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
 • Total839.33 km2 (324.07 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 Census)[1]
 • Total461,630
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (WITA)
Area code(s)+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 a regency (kabupaten) of Bali, Indonesia. Relatively underdeveloped (compared with Kuta and Denpasar to the east), Tabanan Regency has an area of 839.33 km2 and had a population of 386,850 in 2000, rising to 420,913 in 2010, then 461,630 at the 2020 Census.[2][3] Its regency seat is the town of Tabanan. Tanah Lot is in Tabanan.

Administrative districts[edit]

The regency is divided into ten districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and population totals at the 2010 Census[4] and the 2020 Census.[5] 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[6]
Population
Census
2020[7]
Number
of
villages
Post
codes
Selemadeg 52.05 19,262 21,870 10 82164
Selemadeg Timur
(East Selemadeg)
54.78 21,154 23,830 10 82160
Selemadeg Barat
(West Selemadeg)
120.15 18,809 21,080 11 82162
Kerambitan 42.39 37,704 41,770 15 82161
Tabanan (district) 51.40 70,526 76,240 12 82111
-82115
Kediri 53.60 84,215 90,490 15 82121
-82123
Marga 44.79 40,353 42,900 16 82181
Baturiti 99.17 46,425 51,380 12 82191
Penebel 141.98 44,104 49,640 18 82152
Pupuan 179.02 38,361 42,440 14 82163
Totals 839.33 420,913 461,630 133

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.[8] Jatiluwih is one of the five rice terraces that describe the "Subak" water management system which has gain acknowledgement from UNESCO as part of the world's cultural heritage.[9]

Tourism development control[edit]

To preserve the largest area of 53,000 hectares 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 3½ 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[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-28. Retrieved 2012-03-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  5. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  6. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  7. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  8. ^ http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2011/06/05/jatiluwih’s-beautiful-terraced-rice-fields.html
  9. ^ "Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: The Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy".
  10. ^ "Climate: Tabanan". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 17 November 2020.

External links[edit]

Tabanan travel guide from Wikivoyage