West Nias Regency

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Nias Barat Regency
Nias Barat
Lokasi Sumatera Utara Kabupaten Nias Barat.svg
Country Indonesia
Province North Sumatra
Capital Lahomi
 • Regent Adrianus Aroziduhu Gulo
 • Vice Regent Hermit Hia
Population (2010)
 • Total 81,461
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website [1]

West Nias Regency (Bahasa Indonesia: Kabupaten Nias Barat) is a regency in North Sumatra province of Indonesia. The capital is Lahomi. It covers the western portion of Nias Island. This regency was founded in 2008 by UU No.46 Tahun 2008. Formerly, it was part of Nias Regency.


West Nias Regency is bordered by:[1]


The regency is divided into eight districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population.[2] The districts are sub-divided into 105 villages.[3]

Name Population
Census 2010[2]
of villages
Sirombu 9,478 25
Lahomi 7,548 11
Ulu Moro'o 7,666 5
Lolofitu Moi 13,674 8
Mandrehe Utara
(North Mandrehe)
7,920 12
Mandrehe 18,697 20
Mandrehe Barat
(West Mandrehe)
7,384 14
Moro'o 9,440 10


  1. ^ West Nias Regency Profile (Bahasa Indonesia)
  2. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ [Main Book of Code and Data of the Indonesian's Provinces, Regencies/Cities, and Sub-districts of Indonesian Ministry of Home Affairs]

Coordinates: 1°03′35″N 97°35′10″E / 1.0597°N 97.5861°E / 1.0597; 97.5861