Biak Numfor Regency

Summary

Biak Numfor Regency
Kabupaten Biak Numfor
Coat of arms of Biak Numfor Regency
Motto(s): 
Memantapkan Kota Jasa Sebagai Jembatan Emas Biak Sejahtera di Masa Depan
(Strengthening the City of Services as the Golden Bridge for Prosperous Biak in the Future)
91.06.00 Papua Biak Numfor.svg
Biak Numfor Regency is located in Western New Guinea
Biak Numfor Regency
Biak Numfor Regency
Biak Numfor Regency is located in Indonesia
Biak Numfor Regency
Biak Numfor Regency
Biak Numfor Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 1°10.17′S 136°5.24′E / 1.16950°S 136.08733°E / -1.16950; 136.08733Coordinates: 1°10.17′S 136°5.24′E / 1.16950°S 136.08733°E / -1.16950; 136.08733
Country Indonesia
ProvinceCoat of arms of Papua.svgPapua
CapitalBiak
Government
 • RegentHerry Ario Naap
 • Vice Regentvacant
Area
 • Total2,601.99 km2 (1,004.63 sq mi)
Elevation
768 m (2,520 ft)
Population
 (2020 Census)[1]
 • Total134,650
 • Density52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Indonesia Eastern Time)
Area code(+62) 981
Websitebiakkab.go.id

Biak Numfor Regency is one of the regencies (kabupaten) in Papua Province of Western New Guinea in northeastern Indonesia.

Geography

The regency consists two of the three largest members of the Schouten Islands archipelago at the northern entrance into Cenderawasih Bay. These two large islands are Biak and Numfor; the remaining large island within the Schouten Islands group, Supiori Island, was formerly also part of the regency but was administratively split off to form the separate Supiori Regency on 8 January 2004. The remaining Biak Numfor Regency also includes the 54 small islands of the Padaido Archipelago, to the southeast of Biak, and there are 87 other small islands within the regency.

Biak Numfor Regency covers an area of 2,601.99 km2. and had a population of 126,798 at the 2010 Census[2] and 134,650 at the 2020 Census.[3] The regency's administrative centre is the town (kota) of Biak, on the island of the same name.

Administrative Districts

The existing regency comprises nineteen districts (distrik), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census[4] and the 2020 Census.[5] The table also includes the location of the district headquarters, the number of administrative villages (desa and kelurahan) and minor islands within each district, and its post code.

District Area
in km2
Pop'n
2010
Census
Pop'n
2020
Census
Admin
centre
No.
of
vill.
No.
of
isles
Post
code
Numfor Barat
(West Numfor)
90.83 2,511 1,600 Kameri 12 9 98564
Orkeri 62.42 1,772 1,633 Pakreki 9 2 98565
Numfor Timur
(East Numfor)
49.54 1,273 1,671 Yenburwo 9 - 98562
Bruyadori 101.73 1,868 2,077 Duai 10 24 98561
Poiru 79.93 1,833 1,344 Andei 9 - 98563
Total Numfor Island 384.45 9,257 8,325 49 35
Padaido 30.72 1,741 1,963 Pai 11 37 98556
Almando Padaido 50.86 2,166 2,196 Pasi 13 17 98555
Total Padaido Islands 81.58 3,907 4,159 24 54
Biak Timur
(East Biak)
125.51 6,686 6,898 Bosnik 26 4 98541
Oridek 181.66 4,730 4,987 Wadibu 14 8 98542
Biak Kota
(Biak town)
42.94 41,731 43,724 Biak 22 3 98511
-98534
Samofa 230.54 27,711 34,414 Darfuar 17 - 98551
Yendidori 275.13 7,865 8,610 Yendidori 19 4 98547
Biak Utara
(North Biak)
277.77 6,534 3,685 Korem 16 - 98544
Andey 270.17 2,329 1,766 Rodifu 11 - 98543
Warsa 68.37 4,470 5,107 Amoi 20 4 98553
Yawosi 39.63 1,960 2,143 Wasori 8 - 98552
Bondifuar 129.14 212 452 Sansundi 5 3 98554
Biak Barat
(West Biak)
252.34 5,420 5,994 Yomdori 22 10 98545
Swandiwe 242.76 3,986 4,386 Wombrisauw 15 - 98546
Total Biak Island 2,135.96 113,634 122,166 195 54
Regency Totals 2,601.99 126,798 134,650 268 143

Numfor Island (comprising the first five districts listed above) is currently in the process of being split off to form a separate regency under proposals approved in 2014 by the Indonesian Government. The Padaido Archipelago geographically comprises the 54 islands in Paidado District and Aimando Padaido District, plus Pulau Owi, Pulau Purbasbeba and Pulau Ruisbasbedar (islands which are part of Biak Timur District).

Diving sites

There are at least 12 diving sites in the Padaido Archipelago, which comprises 54 islets, with its pristine water, wide sandy beaches and high biodiversity, about two hours from Biak town by speedboat. The visibility is well up to 30 metres, and a favourite site is the World War II preserved wreckage of a US Catalina seaplane, with angelfish, lionfish, damselfish and other smaller fishes swimming around the wreckage.[6]

References

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  5. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  6. ^ "Biak, the hidden paradise". August 31, 2013.

External links

  • Statistics publications from Statistics Indonesia (BPS)