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, but this figure more than doubled to reach 350,880 at the 2020 Census. The administrative centre is the town of Dekai. The regency was once part of the Jayawijaya Regency.
(Peace [and] Prosper)
|• Regent||Abock Busup|
|• Vice Regent||Yulianus Heluka|
|• Total||17,152 km2 (6,622 sq mi)|
|• Density||20/km2 (53/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Indonesia Eastern Time)|
|Area code||(+62) 969|
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".
The existing Yahukimo regency comprises fifty-one districts (distrik), tabulated below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census and the 2020 Census. 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.