Timika

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Timika
Main street in Timika
Main street in Timika
Timika is located in Western New Guinea
Timika
Timika
Timika is located in Indonesia
Timika
Timika
Timika (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 4°33′S 136°53′E / 4.55°S 136.89°E / -4.55; 136.89
Country Indonesia
ProvincePapua
RegencyMimika Regency
Government
 • MayorYohanis Bassang
 • Vice Mayorvacant
Population
 (2020 Census)
142,909
Area code(+62) 901
ClimateAf

Timika is a chartered city (kota), and the capital of Mimika Regency on the southern coast of Papua, Indonesia. At the 2020 Census, the district which includes the town (it remains administratively within the Regency, rather than having a separate status) had a population of 142,909.[1][2]

Air transport[edit]

In August 2012, the Indonesian government announced plans to develop a new commercial airport in Timika. The Mozes Kilangin International Airport will feature a new apron and taxiway created on an 800x300m plot of land adjacent to the existing airport.[3]

Beginning from 15 August 2014, the airline Garuda Indonesia has been serving the Timika-Sorong-Manado route for 3 times a week with a Bombardier CRJ-1000 plane that has 84 economy class seats and 12 business class seats.[4]

Climate[edit]

Timika has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) with heavy to very heavy rainfall year-round.

Climate data for Timika
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.4
(88.5)
31.4
(88.5)
31.4
(88.5)
31.1
(88.0)
30.6
(87.1)
29.1
(84.4)
28.1
(82.6)
28.4
(83.1)
29.1
(84.4)
30.0
(86.0)
31.3
(88.3)
31.4
(88.5)
30.3
(86.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.8
(80.2)
26.8
(80.2)
26.8
(80.2)
26.7
(80.1)
26.4
(79.5)
25.3
(77.5)
24.5
(76.1)
24.9
(76.8)
25.2
(77.4)
25.9
(78.6)
26.8
(80.2)
26.8
(80.2)
26.1
(78.9)
Average low °C (°F) 22.3
(72.1)
22.2
(72.0)
22.3
(72.1)
22.3
(72.1)
22.2
(72.0)
21.6
(70.9)
21.0
(69.8)
21.4
(70.5)
21.4
(70.5)
21.9
(71.4)
22.3
(72.1)
22.3
(72.1)
21.9
(71.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 240
(9.4)
245
(9.6)
282
(11.1)
298
(11.7)
315
(12.4)
348
(13.7)
407
(16.0)
392
(15.4)
268
(10.6)
193
(7.6)
164
(6.5)
214
(8.4)
3,366
(132.4)
Source: Climate-Data.org[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reckinger, Carole; Lemaire, Antoine. "Faultlines and fractures". Inside Indonesia. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  2. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  3. ^ "Mimika to develop commercial airport". The Jakarta Post. 2012-06-23. Retrieved 2012-08-12.
  4. ^ "Garuda to Operate Timika-Sorong-Manado Route". August 12, 2014.
  5. ^ "Climate: Timika". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved July 25, 2020.

Coordinates: 4°33′S 136°53′E / 4.55°S 136.89°E / -4.55; 136.89