Kapuas Regency

Kapuas Regency
Kabupaten Kapuas
Coat of arms of Kapuas Regency
Location within Central Kalimantan
Location within Central Kalimantan
Kapuas Regency is located in Kalimantan
Kapuas Regency
Kapuas Regency
Location in Kalimantan and Indonesia
Kapuas Regency is located in Indonesia
Kapuas Regency
Kapuas Regency
Kapuas Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 3°00′00″S 114°22′48″E / 3.00000°S 114.38000°E / -3.00000; 114.38000
CountryIndonesia
RegionKalimantan
ProvinceCentral Kalimantan
CapitalKuala Kapuas
Government
 • RegentBen Brahim S. Bahat
 • Vice RegentMuhajirin
Area
 • Total5,791 sq mi (14,999 km2)
Population
 (mid 2021 estimate)[1]
 • Total416,181
 • Density72/sq mi (28/km2)
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Area code(+62) 513
Websitekapuaskab.go.id

Kapuas Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Kapuas) is one of the thirteen regencies which divide Central Kalimantan Province, on the island of Kalimantan, Indonesia. It formerly covered a wider area, but on 10 April 2002 two further regencies (Pulang Pisau Regency and Gunung Mas Regency) were cut out of its western districts, and the residual area is now 14,999 km.2 Its population was 329,646 at the 2010 Census[2] and 410,400 at the 2020 Census;[3] the official estimate as at mid 2021 was 416,181.[4] The administrative centre is the town of Kuala Kapuas near the coast, but the largest town is Selat, which includes 8 of the regency's 15 urban kelurahan.

Geography

The total area of Kapuas Regency is 14,999 square km (9.77% of the area of Central Kalimantan Province), delineated into ebbtide and non-ebbtide areas.[5] It adjoins Gunung Mas Regency, the Java Sea, Barito Selatan Regency and Kalimantan Selatan Province (Barito Kuala Regency), and Pulang Pisau Regency, to the north, south, east and west, respectively.

The north is marked by hills and mountains up to 500 metres above sea level, while the south is coastal and marshy, ebb-tidal and vulnerable to flooding. Rivers in Kapuas Regency are the Kapuas and Kapuas Murung, 600 and 66.38 km in length, respectively. There are four canals: Anjir Serapat (28 km in length;) and Anjir Tamban (25 km), each connecting Kuala Kapuas with Banjarmasin, running through Kalimantan Tengah (for 13–14 km) and Kalimantan Selatan (12–14 km); the Anjir Kalampan (14.5 km), connecting Mandomai, the capital of Kapuas Barat district, with Pulang Pisau Regency; and the Anjir Basarang (24 km), connecting Kuala Kapuas with Pulang Pisau.

Administration

Kapuas Regency's seventeen districts include 231 villages. In 2009 there were 204 villages (190 rural desa and 14 urban kelurahan). These were categorised as 44 traditional (swadaya), 61 transitional (swakarya) and 59 development (swasembada) villages, 6 isolated villages/wards (2.94 percent) and 52 poor villages/wards (25.49 percent). In 2009, there were 190 desa heads, 160 desa secretaries, 950 desa staff, 14 kelurahan heads and 14 kelurahan secretaries.

Administrative Districts

Kapuas Regency consists of seventeen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and population totals from the 2010 Census[2] and from the 2020 Census,[6] together with the official estimates as at mid 2021.[7] The 2020 Census and 2021 estimated figures are rounded to the nearest 100 people. The table also includes the locations of the district administrative centres, number of administrative villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan) in each district, and its postal codes.

Name Area
in km2
Population
Census
2010
Population
Census
2020
Population
Estimate
mid 2021
Administrative
centre
No. of
villages
Post
codes
Kapuas Kuala (a) 360.62 18,763 22,000 22,000 Lupak Dalam 13 73583
Tamban Catur 66.38 14,592 16,800 17,200 Tamban Baru Tengah 10 73582
Kapuas Timur
(East Kapuas)
202.00 23,535 30,000 30,800 Anjir Serapat Baru 7 73581
Selat 111.74 56,902 69,800 71,700 Selat Dalam 10 73511-73516
Bataguh 282.26 33,737 42,200 42,300 Pulau Kupang 15 73516
Basarang 206.00 18,073 23,600 23,800 Basarang 14 73564
Kapuas Hilir
(Lower Kapuas)
91.00 13,036 14,600 15,000 Barimba 8 73521-73525
Pulau Petak 135.00 18,873 23,000 23,200 Sei Tatas 12 73592
Kapuas Murung 288.45 24,589 28,400 28,600 Palingkau Baru 23 73594
Dadahup 202.55 11,253 13,500 13,500 Dadahup 13 73593
Kapuas Barat
(West Kapuas)
480.00 18,412 21,900 22,300 Mandomai 12 73552
Mantangai 6,128.00 35,500 45,300 45,600 Mantangai Tengah 38 73553
Timpah 2,016.00 9,548 12,000 12,300 Timpah 9 73554
Kapuas Tengah
(Central Kapuas)
1,146.00 14,009 18,200 18,600 Pulon 13 73555
Pasak Talawang 687.00 5,920 10,700 10,700 Jangkang 10 73557
Kapuas Hulu
(Upper Kapuas)
1,274.00 7,546 11,700 11,800 Sei Hanyu 14 74581
Mandau Talawang 1,322.00 5,348 6,700 6,900 Sei Pinang 10 73556
Totals 14,999.00 329,646 410,400 416,181 Kuala Kapuas 231

Notes: (a) includes the offshore island of Pulau Roko.

Climate

Kapuas Kuala, the seat of the regency, has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) with heavy rainfall in all months except July and August.

Climate data for Kapuas Kuala
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.2
(84.6)
30.0
(86.0)
30.4
(86.7)
31.0
(87.8)
31.1
(88.0)
30.9
(87.6)
31.4
(88.5)
32.1
(89.8)
32.4
(90.3)
32.0
(89.6)
31.0
(87.8)
30.2
(86.4)
31.0
(87.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.6
(78.1)
26.3
(79.3)
26.6
(79.9)
26.9
(80.4)
27.0
(80.6)
26.6
(79.9)
26.8
(80.2)
27.2
(81.0)
27.4
(81.3)
27.2
(81.0)
26.7
(80.1)
26.5
(79.7)
26.7
(80.1)
Average low °C (°F) 22.1
(71.8)
22.6
(72.7)
22.8
(73.0)
22.9
(73.2)
22.9
(73.2)
22.3
(72.1)
22.2
(72.0)
22.3
(72.1)
22.5
(72.5)
22.4
(72.3)
22.5
(72.5)
22.8
(73.0)
22.5
(72.5)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 301
(11.9)
321
(12.6)
280
(11.0)
242
(9.5)
215
(8.5)
132
(5.2)
103
(4.1)
116
(4.6)
137
(5.4)
140
(5.5)
222
(8.7)
287
(11.3)
2,496
(98.3)
Source: Climate-Data.org[8]

Population

The 2010 census recorded 329,646 people, including 167,937 males (50.98%) and 161,503 females (49.02%). The 2020 Census total rose to 410,400. The 2020 population density was 27.36 people/km2, ranging from a high of 624.66 in Selat to only 5.07 people/km2 in Mandau Talawang.

Demographics

Religion as of 2018:[9]

Social

Education is a development sector given priority by government (1945 Constitution mandate, as stated in article no 31 point 2), with an ultimate aim of improving the quality of human resources in Indonesia. There were 147 kindergartens in the regency, with 390 teachers and 4,181 students in 2009. In 2010, there were 390 Primary schools (including private schools), with 2,736 teachers and 40,714 students, yielding student:teacher ratio of about 14.88. There were 86 Junior High schools (state and private), with 1,085 teachers, 9,667 students and 465 classrooms; 25 Senior High schools (state and private), with 636 teachers and 5,886 students.

The region had only 38 doctors in 2010, resulting in a service ratio of 8,669.

References

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  5. ^ Kuala Kapuas
  6. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  7. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  8. ^ "Climate: Kapuas Kuala". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  9. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Kapuas Regency, 2018.

External links

  • Phone Directory in Kapuas Regency
  • INFORMASI KAPUAS
  • KUALA KAPUAS
  • Official Website of Local Government
  • General Hospital of Kapuas Regency
  • Indonesian Medical Association Branch Kapuas
  • Photos about Kapuas
  • Indonesia Redcross Branch Kapuas
  • Panorama Kapuas

Coordinates: 3°00′00″S 114°22′48″E / 3.00000°S 114.38000°E / -3.00000; 114.38000

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