Waropen Regency

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Waropen Regency
Kabupaten Waropen
Official seal of Waropen Regency
Waropen Regency is located in Western New Guinea
Waropen Regency
Waropen Regency
Waropen Regency is located in Indonesia
Waropen Regency
Waropen Regency
Waropen Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 1°52′S 137°06′E / 1.867°S 137.100°E / -1.867; 137.100Coordinates: 1°52′S 137°06′E / 1.867°S 137.100°E / -1.867; 137.100
Country  Indonesia
Province Papua
Capital Botawa
 • Regent Yermias Bisai
 • Vice Regent Hendrik Wonatorei
 • Total 10,977.09 km2 (4,238.28 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 30,318
 • Density 2.8/km2 (7.2/sq mi)
Time zone Indonesia Eastern Time (UTC+9)
Area code (+62) 981
Website www.waropenkab.go.id

Waropen Regency is one of the regencies (kabupaten) in Papua Province, Indonesia. The Regency covers an area of 10,977.09 km2, and it had a population of 24,639 at the 2010 Census;[1] the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) is 30,318. The capital is the town of Botawa.

Originally, this area comprised those districts of the Yapen Islands Regency which lay on the Papuan mainland, but these districts were split off to constitute a separate regency on 12 November 2002, leaving the Yapen Islands Regency consisting only of Yapen Island and some smaller islands in Cenderawasih Bay.

Administrative Districts[edit]

Waropen Regency comprises ten districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[2]


  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.