West Sumba Regency

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Sumba Barat Regency
Official seal of Sumba Barat Regency
Location of Sumba Barat Regency in East Nusa Tenggara
Location of Sumba Barat Regency in East Nusa Tenggara
Country Indonesia
Region Lesser Sunda Islands
Province East Nusa Tenggara
Capital Waikabubak
 • Total 284.72 sq mi (737.42 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 111,023
Website http://www.sumbabaratkab.go.id/

West Sumba Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Sumba Barat) is a regency in East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. Established in 1958,[1] the regency has its seat (capital) in Waikabubak. Its population was 111,023 in the 2010 census.[2]

The region is rather dry. One of the main problems for people living in rural areas in the province is frequent shortages of water. Although there are some local supplies of water from wells and springs, water from these sources often becomes scarce during the long dry seasons. In some villages local non-government organisations, some supported with international assistance, support small projects to improve village water supplies.[3]


Villages in the area include:


In 2016 Travel + Leisure magazine has given World Best Award 2016 with highest 98.35 score based on readers' choice to Nihiwatu Resort. One of leading sector of the resort is ecotourism.[4]


  1. ^ Government of Indonesia (9 August 1958), Establishment of the Second-level Administrative Regions under the First-level Administrative Region of Bali, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara (in Indonesian), Indonesia Ministry of Law and Justice, UU No. 69/1958, retrieved 2007-08-24 
  2. ^ "BPS Provinsi NTT". Ntt.bps.go.id. 2013-03-18. Retrieved 2013-03-23. 
  3. ^ Emanual Dapa Loka (27 April 2012). "Andrew Graff: Taking initiative in West Sumba". The Jakarta Post. 
  4. ^ "Nihiwatu Resort Sumba Terpilih Sebagai Hotel Terbaik Dunia". July 19, 2016. 

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Coordinates: 9°34′00″S 119°27′00″E / 9.5667°S 119.4500°E / -9.5667; 119.4500