Sitaro Islands Regency

Sitaro Islands Regency
Kabupaten Kepulauan Sitaro
Kabupaten Kepulauan Siau Tagulandang Biaro
Official seal of Sitaro Islands Regency
Location within North Sulawesi
Location within North Sulawesi
Sitaro Islands Regency is located in Sulawesi
Sitaro Islands Regency
Sitaro Islands Regency
Location in Sulawesi and Indonesia
Sitaro Islands Regency is located in Indonesia
Sitaro Islands Regency
Sitaro Islands Regency
Sitaro Islands Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 2°45′56″N 125°24′13″E / 2.76556°N 125.40361°E / 2.76556; 125.40361Coordinates: 2°45′56″N 125°24′13″E / 2.76556°N 125.40361°E / 2.76556; 125.40361
Country Indonesia
ProvinceNorth Sulawesi
CapitalOndong [id]
Government
 • RegentToni Supit
 • Vice RegentSiska Salindeho
Area
 • Total275.95 km2 (106.54 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)[1]
 • Total71,817
 • Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (Indonesia Central Time)
Area code(+62) 432
Websitesitarokab.go.id

Sitaro Islands Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Kepulauan Sitaro, although its formal name is Kabupaten Kepulauan Siau Tagulandang Biaro) is a regency located off the northern extremity of Sulawesi Island in the southern Sangihe Islands, North Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. The regency was formed under Law Number 15 Year 2007 from 2 January 2007 (Indonesian: Undang-Undang Nomor 15 Tahun 2007), by separation from the Sangihe Islands Regency of which it had previously formed the southern part. The short form of the name is formed from the those of the three principal islands — Siau, Tagulandang and Biaro.

The main island is Siau, while further south (nearer Sulawesi) are Tagulandang and Biaro. The regency's area is 275.95 km2 and the total population was 63,801 at the 2010 census[2] and 71,817 at the 2020 census.[3] Most of the population are fishermen and farmers. The religion of the majority of the population is Christianity and Catholicism, but there are also followers of Islam and Buddhism. The main town and administrative centre is Ulu Siau.

Administrative districts

The regency is divided into ten districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and 2010 census[4] and 2020 census[5] populations. The table also includes the locations of the district administrative centres, the 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
Administrative
centre
Number
of
villages
Post
codes
Biaro (a) 20.85 3,248 3,717 Lamanggo 5 95864
Tagulandang Selatan
(South Tagulandang)
21.63 4,171 4,875 Kisihang 6 95866
Tagulandang (b)
(West Tagulandang)
55.53 11,597 13,215 Buhias 15 95863
Tagulandang Utara
(North Tagulandang)
17.92 4,027 4,206 Bawoleu 6 95865
Siau Barat Selatan
(Southwest Siau)
15.10 4,073 4,584 Talawid 7 95868
Siau Timur Selatan (c)
(Southeast Siau)
24.06 7,283 8,533 Sawang 14 95867
Siau Barat (d)
(West Siau)
34.92 7,849 8,799 Ondong 12 95862
Siau Tengah
(Central Siau)
11.80 1,850 2,040 Beong 4 95860
Siau Timur (e)
(East Siau)
55.94 15,816 17,610 Ulu Siau 16 95861
Siau Barat Utara (f)
(Northwest Siau)
15.20 3,887 4,238 Hiung 8 95869
Totals 275.95 63,801 71,817 Ulu Siau 94

Notes: (a) including 20 small offshore islands. (b) including the offshore islands of Pulau Ruang (fourth largest in the regency), Pulau Pasige and 2 smaller. (c) includes the small offshore island of Pulau Batuguhita. (d) includes the offshore islands of Pulau Makaleki and the small Pulau Batuhasaho. (e) including the offshore islands of Pulau Pahepa, Pulau Gunatin, Pulau Mahoro and 13 smaller. (f) includes the offshore islands of Pulau Batupuki Sewenahe and Pulau Timuhe.

Climate

Ondong, the seat of the regency has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) with heavy to very heavy rainfall year-round.

Climate data for Ondong
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.9
(85.8)
30.1
(86.2)
30.4
(86.7)
31.2
(88.2)
31.1
(88.0)
31.0
(87.8)
30.9
(87.6)
31.5
(88.7)
31.6
(88.9)
31.6
(88.9)
31.1
(88.0)
30.4
(86.7)
30.9
(87.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.0
(77.0)
26.1
(79.0)
26.3
(79.3)
26.7
(80.1)
26.8
(80.2)
26.7
(80.1)
26.5
(79.7)
26.9
(80.4)
26.8
(80.2)
26.8
(80.2)
26.7
(80.1)
26.4
(79.5)
26.5
(79.7)
Average low °C (°F) 22.0
(71.6)
22.1
(71.8)
22.2
(72.0)
22.3
(72.1)
22.6
(72.7)
22.4
(72.3)
22.1
(71.8)
22.3
(72.1)
22.0
(71.6)
22.1
(71.8)
22.4
(72.3)
22.4
(72.3)
22.2
(72.0)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 407
(16.0)
308
(12.1)
299
(11.8)
273
(10.7)
279
(11.0)
250
(9.8)
216
(8.5)
166
(6.5)
180
(7.1)
228
(9.0)
328
(12.9)
374
(14.7)
3,308
(130.1)
Source: Climate-Data.org[6]

References

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2019.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  5. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2020.
  6. ^ "Climate: Ondong". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
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