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Boven Digoel Regency

Boven Digoel Regency

Kabupaten Boven Digoel
Official seal of Boven Digoel Regency
Seal
Boven Digoel Regency is located in Western New Guinea
Boven Digoel Regency
Boven Digoel Regency
Boven Digoel Regency is located in Indonesia
Boven Digoel Regency
Boven Digoel Regency
Boven Digoel Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 5°44′24″S 140°20′54″E / 5.7400°S 140.3482°E / -5.7400; 140.3482
Country Indonesia
ProvinceCoat of arms of Papua.svgPapua
CapitalTanahmerah
Government
 • RegentBenediktus Tambonop
 • Vice RegentChaerul Anwar
Area
 • Total27,108 km2 (10,466 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Total68,641
 • Density2.5/km2 (6.6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Indonesia Eastern Time)
Area code(+62) 975
Websitewww.bovendigoelkab.go.id

Boven Digoel Regency is one of the regencies (kabupaten) in the southern part of Papua Province in Indonesia. It is split off from Merauke Regency (of which it used to be a part) on 12 November 2002. The regency covers an area of 27,108 km2, and the total population was 55,784 at the 2010 Census;[2] the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) is 68,641. The administrative centre is the town of Tanahmerah.

Administrative districts

The regency comprises twenty districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[3]

History

Communist prisoners to Boven Digoel in 1927; 92 years ago (1927)

Boven-Digoel was a Dutch prison camp in the Dutch East Indies at the headwaters of the river Digul, where Indonesian nationalists and communists were interned between 1928 and 1942.

References

  1. ^ Statistik Boven Digoel Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, (in Indonesian) retrieved 10 May 2010
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.

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