Tolikara Regency

Summary

Tolikara Regency is one of the regencies (kabupaten) in Papua Province of Indonesia. It covers an area of 14,564 km2, and had a population of 114,427 at the 2010 Census[2] and 139,111 at the 2020 Census.[3] The administrative centre of Tolikara Regency is the town of Karubaga.

Tolikara Regency
Kabupaten Tolikara
Coat of arms of Tolikara Regency
Motto(s): 
Nawi Arigi
91.14.00 Papua Tolikara.svg
Tolikara Regency is located in Western New Guinea
Tolikara Regency
Tolikara Regency
Tolikara Regency is located in Indonesia
Tolikara Regency
Tolikara Regency
Tolikara Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 3°25′36″S 137°25′01″E / 3.4266°S 137.4170°E / -3.4266; 137.4170Coordinates: 3°25′36″S 137°25′01″E / 3.4266°S 137.4170°E / -3.4266; 137.4170
Country Indonesia
ProvincePapua
CapitalKarubaga
Government
 • RegentUsman Wanimbo
 • Vice RegentDenis Wanimbo
Area
 • Total14,564.0 km2 (5,623.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 Census)[1]
 • Total139,111
 • Density9.6/km2 (25/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Indonesia Eastern Time)
Area code(+62) 969
Websitewww.tolikarakab.go.id

Administrative DistrictsEdit

Tolikara Regency in 2010 comprised 35 districts (distrik), but the number of districts was increased (by 2018) to 46, subdivided into 545 administrative villages. The districts are tabulated below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[4] and the 2020 Census.[5] The table also includes the number of villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan) in each district.

Notes: (a) the 2010 population of the areas now forming these new districts are included in the figures for the districts from which they were subsequently cut out. Since 2010, the former districts of Dorman (which had 171 inhabitants in 2010) and Sbey (which had 111 inhabitants in 2010) have ceased to exist, while thirteen new districts have been created, which are: Aweku, Bogonuk, Lianogoma, Biuk, Anawi, Wugi, Wenam, Kai, Tagime, Danime, Yuko, Telenggeme and Gika.

HistoryEdit

The VI Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad took place in Tolikara in November–December 2010.[6]

The regency was the scene of a riot against Muslims during Eid prayer in 2015.

ClimateEdit

Karubaga has a cool tropical rainforest climate (Af) with heavy rainfall year-round.

Climate data for Karubaga
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25.4
(77.7)
25.2
(77.4)
25.0
(77.0)
25.0
(77.0)
24.8
(76.6)
24.0
(75.2)
23.4
(74.1)
23.4
(74.1)
24.1
(75.4)
25.1
(77.2)
25.4
(77.7)
25.3
(77.5)
24.7
(76.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 19.8
(67.6)
19.7
(67.5)
19.8
(67.6)
19.8
(67.6)
19.7
(67.5)
19.1
(66.4)
18.7
(65.7)
18.5
(65.3)
18.9
(66.0)
19.5
(67.1)
19.7
(67.5)
19.9
(67.8)
19.4
(67.0)
Average low °C (°F) 14.3
(57.7)
14.3
(57.7)
14.6
(58.3)
14.6
(58.3)
14.6
(58.3)
14.3
(57.7)
14.0
(57.2)
13.7
(56.7)
13.7
(56.7)
13.9
(57.0)
14.0
(57.2)
14.5
(58.1)
14.2
(57.6)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 278
(10.9)
283
(11.1)
320
(12.6)
264
(10.4)
205
(8.1)
173
(6.8)
175
(6.9)
178
(7.0)
185
(7.3)
234
(9.2)
217
(8.5)
233
(9.2)
2,745
(108)
Source: Climate-Data.org[7]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ The VI Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad
  7. ^ "Climate: Karubaga". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 26 November 2020.

External linksEdit

  • Statistics publications from Statistics Indonesia (BPS)