West Nias Regency

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West Nias Regency

(Kabupaten Nias Barat)
Official seal of West Nias Regency
Seal
Lokasi Sumatera Utara Kabupaten Nias Barat.svg
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceNorth Sumatra
CapitalLahomi
Government
 • RegentAdrianus Aroziduhu Gulo
 • Vice RegentHermit Hia
Area
 • Total473.7 km2 (182.9 sq mi)
Population
(2014)
 • Total85,246
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)
Websitewww.niasbaratkab.go.id

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. The Regency covers an area of 473.7 km2, and had a population of 81,807 at the 2010 Census;[1] the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) was 85,246. This regency was founded in 2008 by UU No.46 Tahun 2008. Formerly, the area was part of Nias Regency.

Borders[edit]

West Nias Regency is bordered by:[2]

Administration[edit]

The regency is divided into eight districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas (in km2) and their 2010 Census populations.[1] The districts are sub-divided into 105 villages.[3]

Name Area
in km2
Population
Census 2010[1]
Number
of villages
Sirombu* 85.8 9,478 25
Lahomi 49.7 7,548 11
Ulu Moro'o 37.4 7,666 5
Lolofitu Moi 52.2 13,674 8
Mandrehe Utara
(North Mandrehe)
64.9 7,920 12
Mandrehe 83.4 18,697 20
Mandrehe Barat
(West Mandrehe)
50.6 7,384 14
Moro'o 55.7 9,440 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ West Nias Regency Profile (Bahasa Indonesia)
  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