Yahukimo Regency

Summary

Yahukimo Regency is one of the regencies (kabupaten) in Papua province, Indonesia. It covers an area of 17,152 km2, and had a population of 164,512 at the 2010 Census,[2] but this figure more than doubled to reach 350,880 at the 2020 Census.[3] The administrative centre is the town of Dekai. The regency was once part of the Jayawijaya Regency.

Yahukimo Regency
Kabupaten Yahukimo
Official seal of Yahukimo Regency
Motto(s): 
Damai Sejahtera
(Peace [and] Prosper)
91.13.00 Papua Yahukimo.svg
Yahukimo Regency is located in Western New Guinea
Yahukimo Regency
Yahukimo Regency
Yahukimo Regency is located in Indonesia
Yahukimo Regency
Yahukimo Regency
Yahukimo Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 4°28′00″S 139°35′00″E / 4.4667°S 139.5833°E / -4.4667; 139.5833Coordinates: 4°28′00″S 139°35′00″E / 4.4667°S 139.5833°E / -4.4667; 139.5833
Country Indonesia
ProvincePapua
CapitalDekai
Government
 • RegentAbock Busup
 • Vice RegentYulianus Heluka
Area
 • Total17,152 km2 (6,622 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 Census)[1]
 • Total350,880
 • Density20/km2 (53/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Indonesia Eastern Time)
Area code(+62) 969
Websitewww.yahukimokab.go.id

Several famines have affected Yahukimo Regency. In 2005, around 60 people died and at least 117 fell seriously ill after a food shortage. Another 113 people died from a famine caused by a failed harvest in 2009, but the regional government denied that the food shortage was a "famine".[4][5][6][7]

Administrative DistrictsEdit

The existing Yahukimo regency comprises fifty-one districts (distrik), tabulated below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[8] and the 2020 Census.[9] However, proposals are currently under consideration by the Indonesian government to divide Yahukimo Regency into several new regencies. The table also includes the number of administrative villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan in each district, and its postal code. Each district bears the same name as its administrative centre, except for Kurima District, of which Obalma is the administrative centre.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ Jakarta Post, The (January 18, 2018). "EDITORIAL: The death of Papuans". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  5. ^ Asian Human Rights Commission, Indonesia (28 February 2010). "Indonesia: The villagers living in famine-affected areas in 2009 have still not received adequate food and medical aid". Relief Web. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  6. ^ Pacific, RNZ (14 September 2007). "Lack of information during 2005 famine triggers set-up of new Papua radio service". Radio New Zealand. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  7. ^ Indonesia, Paras (9 December 2005). "Indonesia: Famine kills over 50 in Papua". Relief Web. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  8. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  9. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.

External linksEdit

  • Statistics publications from Statistics Indonesia (BPS)