Boven Digoel Regency
Kabupaten Boven Digoel
|• Regent||Benediktus Tambonop|
|• Vice Regent||Chaerul Anwar|
|• Total||27,108 km2 (10,466 sq mi)|
|• Density||2.5/km2 (6.6/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Indonesia Eastern Time)|
|Area code||(+62) 975|
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; the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) is 68,641. The administrative centre is the town of Tanahmerah.
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.
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