Yapen Islands Regency
Kabupaten Kepulauan Yapen
|• Regent||Toni Tesar|
|• Vice Regent||Frans Sanadi|
|• Total||2,050 km2 (790 sq mi)|
|• Density||53/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Indonesia Eastern Time)|
|Area code||(+62) 983|
Yapen Islands Regency is a regency (kabupaten) in Papua Province of northeastern Indonesia. It covers an area of 2,050 km2 (790 sq mi), and had a population of 82,951 at the 2010 Census; the latest official estimate (as at January 2017) is 109,531. It lies in Cenderawasih Bay of Western New Guinea.
The Yapen Islands regency in 2010 comprised twelve districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census; however, by 2018 four additional districts has been created (Anotaurei, Pulau Kurudu, Pulau Yerui and Yawakukat), bringing the total to sixteen, which are subdivided into 165 administrative "villages". Kurudu Island (Pulau Kurudu) lies to the east of Yapen, and Num Island (Pulau Num) lies to the west of Yapen, while the Ambai Islands (Kepulauan Ambai) lie immediately off the south coast of Yapen.
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