Tanggamus Regency

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Tanggamus Regency
Regency
Country Indonesia
Province Lampung
Capital Kota Agung Pusat
Area
 • Total 3,356.61 km2 (1,295.99 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 478,568
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website http://www.tanggamus.go.id/

Tanggamus Regency is a regency of Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia. It has an area of 3356.61 km² and a population of 478,568 people. The capital lies at Kota Agung Pusat. It is divided administratively into 16 kecamatan. The regency was created on March 21, 1997.

History[edit]

In the winter of 2009/2010, the regency suffered from flooding, which saw some 80 percent of the forest in Tanggamus severely damaged. Landslides occurred in the district of Semaka and the flooding drowned several elephants including one within the protected Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park and another at the Way Kerap Dam in Tanggamus.[1]

Tourism[edit]

One of tourist attraction is everyday convoy of Bottlenose dolphin in Kilauan Bay which has Kilauan Island with good scenery, but needs 3 to 4 hours drive to the southwest from the Capital City, Bandar Lampung. No public transportation to the destination, but accommodations and camping ground are available.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elephant dies, swept away by Tanggamus floods". Jakarta Post. 4 March 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Kilauan Teluk Kiluan, Lampung". Retrieved March 5, 2014.