West Sumbawa Regency

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West Sumbawa Regency
Kabupaten Sumbawa Barat
Regency
Official seal of West Sumbawa Regency
Seal
Motto: Pariri Lema Bariri
Location of West Sumbawa Regency in West Nusa Tenggara
Location of West Sumbawa Regency in West Nusa Tenggara
West Sumbawa Regency is located in Indonesia
West Sumbawa Regency
West Sumbawa Regency
Location in Indonesia
Coordinates: 8°47′14.52″S 116°55′33.2″E / 8.7873667°S 116.925889°E / -8.7873667; 116.925889
Country Indonesia
Province West Nusa Tenggara
Capital Taliwang
Area
 • Total 1,636.95 km2 (632.03 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 120,115
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone WITA (UTC+8)
Area code(s) +62 372
Website www.sumbawabaratkab.go.id

West Sumbawa Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Sumbawa Barat) is a Regency (Kabupaten) of the Indonesian Province of West Nusa Tenggara. It is located on the island of Sumbawa and has an area of 1,636.95 sq.km. The population at the 2010 Census was 114,754,[1] but the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) is 120,115. The capital is Taliwang.

Typical landscape in West Sumbawa Regency
Harbour of Poto Tano
Poto Tano, a village on the west coast

Poto Tano, the most important harbour of West Sumbawa, is easily accessible by ferry from Lombok.

Administrative Districts[edit]

West Sumbawa Regency consists of eight districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[2]

District
(kecamatan)
Population
2010 Census
Sekongkang 8,179
Jereweh 8,370
Maluk 11,929
Taliwang 44,136
Brang Ene 5,088
Brang Rea 12,498
Seteluk 15,424
Poto Tano 9,327

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 8°47′14.52″S 116°55′33.2″E / 8.7873667°S 116.925889°E / -8.7873667; 116.925889