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Yapen Islands Regency

Yapen Islands Regency

Kabupaten Kepulauan Yapen
Official seal of Yapen Islands Regency
Seal
Yapen Islands Regency is located in Western New Guinea
Yapen Islands Regency
Yapen Islands Regency
Yapen Islands Regency is located in Indonesia
Yapen Islands Regency
Yapen Islands Regency
Yapen Islands Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 1°47′16″S 136°16′38″E / 1.7877°S 136.2772°E / -1.7877; 136.2772
Country Indonesia
ProvinceCoat of arms of Papua.svgPapua
CapitalSerui
Government
 • RegentToni Tesar
 • Vice RegentFrans Sanadi
Area
 • Total2,050 km2 (790 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total108,531
 • Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Indonesia Eastern Time)
Area code(+62) 983
Websitewww.kepyapenkab.go.id

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;[1] the latest official estimate (as at January 2017) is 109,531. It lies in Cenderawasih Bay of Western New Guinea.

Geography

The regency includes the islands and island groups of the Yapen Islands archipelago, including Yapen island. Its capital is Serui, on Serui Island.


Administrative Districts

The Yapen Islands regency in 2010 comprised twelve districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census;[2] 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.

See also

References

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

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