West Lampung Regency

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West Lampung Regency
(Kabupaten Lampung Barat)
Regency
Country Indonesia
Province Lampung
Capital Liwa
Area
 • Total 4,950.4 km2 (1,911.4 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 439,076
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website http://www.lampungbarat.go.id/

West Lampung Regency is a regency of Lampung Province, Sumatra, Indonesia. It had an area of 4,950.4 km² and a population of 418,560 people at the 2010 Census, which had risen to an estimated 439,076 by January 2014. The capital lies at Liwa. Administratively it was divided into 17 districts, subdivided into 111 administrative villages (105 desa and 6 kelurahan) administered by lurah.[1] However on 25 October 2012 part of this area has separated from West Lampung regency to form the new West Pesisir Regency (with its administrative centre at the town of Krui). Forest occupies some 57.154% of the total area as of 2011.[1]

Administrative Districts[edit]

West Lampung Regency consisted until 2012 of seventeen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census:;[2] this table includes the districts separated in 2012 to form the new West Pesisir Regency.

  • (* district transferred to new Pesisir Barat Regency in 2012)

Airport[edit]

In early October 2011, the runway tested has been done and the testers concluded that the airport is ready for operation. The airport laid in 50 hectares of land with a 974 meter-long runway, an apron, taxi way, administration building and 1,800 meter road leading to the airport and is located at Seray village, Pesisir Tengah district. It hopes of boosting tourism and precaution in cases of natural disaster.[3]

Dolphin conservation[edit]

Inline with traditional wisdom which prohibits people from catching dolphins, there are hundreds of dolphins surrounding Betuah Island and Banana Island with a tendency to increase in number year by year.[4]

Tanjung Setia Beach[edit]

Tanjung Setia Beach is face up to Indian Ocean, 273 kilometers from Bandar Lampung and takes 6 to 7 hours drive. The waves is 6 to 7 meters height and 200 meters long in June to August every year suitable for world surfers and is categorized same as Hawaii. Several kilometers from the beach we can found blue marlin up to 70 kilograms (170 centimeters).[5]

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