West Lampung Regency

West Lampung Regency
Kabupaten Lampung Barat
Coat of arms of West Lampung Regency
Beguai Jejama
(On equality together)
Location within Lampung
Location within Lampung
West Lampung Regency is located in Southern Sumatra
West Lampung Regency
West Lampung Regency
Location in Southern Sumatra, Sumatra and Indonesia
West Lampung Regency is located in Sumatra
West Lampung Regency
West Lampung Regency
West Lampung Regency (Sumatra)
West Lampung Regency is located in Indonesia
West Lampung Regency
West Lampung Regency
West Lampung Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 5°08′56″S 104°11′35″E / 5.1490°S 104.1931°E / -5.1490; 104.1931
Regency seatLiwa
 • RegentParosil Mabsus
 • Vice RegentMad Hasnurin
 • Total2,116.59 km2 (817.22 sq mi)
 (mid 2022 estimate)[1]
 • Total303,397
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Area code(+62) 721

West Lampung Regency is a regency of Lampung Province, Sumatra, Indonesia. Until 2012 it had an area of 4,950.4 km2 of which forests occupied some 57% of the total area (as of 2011).[2] It had a population of 418,560 people at the 2010 census.[3] However, on 25 October 2012 the southwestern part of this area was separated from West Lampung Regency to form the new Pesisir Barat Regency (with its administrative centre at the town of Krui).

The residual Lampung Barat Regency now covers an area of 2,116.59 km2 and this area had a population of 277,296 at the 2010 census[3] and 302,139 at the 2020 census;[4] the official estimate as at mid 2022 was 303,397.[1] The regency seat is at the town of Liwa.

Administrative Districts

West Lampung Regency consisted until 2012 of seventeen districts (kecamatan), but the southwestern eight districts were split off in 2012 to form the new Pesisir Barat (West Coast) Regency. Since that removal, six new districts have been created within the residual area of the regency, by splitting existing districts. The areas and populations of the resulting fifteen districts at the 2010 census[3] and the 2020 census,[4] together with the official estimates for mid 2022,[1] are tabulated below. The districts are subdivided into 136 villages, each administered by a lurah.[2] The table also includes the locations of the district administrative centres, the number of villages in each district (totaling 131 rural desa and 5 urban kelurahan), and its post codes.

Name of
mid 2022
18.04.04 Balik Bukit 159.41 35,177 41,600 41,780 Liwa 12 (a) 34811
- 34818
18.04.11 Sukau 146.07 26,800 24,760 24,870 Buay Nyerupa 10 34868
18.05.22 Lumbok Seminung 98.88 (b) 8,030 8,060 Lumbok 11 34879
18.04.06 Belalau 93.91 25,848 12,490 12,540 Kenali 10 34873
18.04.08 Sekincau 115.09 36,734 18,870 18,950 Pampangan 5 (c) 34886
18.04.09 Suoh 150.22 42,590 18,450 18,530 Sumber Agung 7 34880
18.04.10 Batu Brak 199.29 12,690 14,990 15,050 Pekon Balak 11 34881
18.04.20 Pagar Dewa 197.71 (b) 17,350 17,420 Basungan 10 34885
18.04.21 Batu Ketulis 182.01 (b) 13,370 13,420 Bakhu 10 34872
18.04.23 Bandar Negeri Suoh 267.23 (b) 24,630 24,730 Tri Mekar Jaya 10 34882
18.04.05 Sumber Jaya 130.44 41,216 24,040 24,140 Tugu Sari 6 (c) 34870
18.04.07 Way Tenong 129.70 42,117 34,790 34,940 Mutar Alam 9 (c) 34884
18.04.15 Gedung Surian 76.06 14,124 16,640 16,710 Gedung Surian 5 34871
18.04.18 Kebun Tebu 61.55 (b) 20,500 20,580 Pura Jaya 10 34867
18.04.19 Air Hitam 108.12 (b) 11,630 11,680 Sumber Alam 10 34866
Totals 2,116.59 277,296 302,139 303,397 Liwa 136

Note: (a) including 2 kelurahan. (b) new district created since 2012; its 2010 census population is included in the figure for the existing district(s) from which it was cut out. (c) including one kelurahan.


The history of the Dutch colonial era, during the period of Prince Alif Jaya around 1786, built a large guesthouse in Liwa. In 1899, the Sultan of Merah Dani from the holy land, after returning from the pilgrimage, visited Constantinople, Instantbul. Prince Dalom Merah Dani told the Ottoman Sultan that he was from an Islamic Kingdom. Sumatra, whose ancestors came from the northern coastal land of Sumatra, then the Prince was received by the Ottoman Sultan, the Prince was awarded with a Kiswah.[5]

West Lampung Regency was formed from the division of North Lampung Regency based on Law no. 6 of 1991. The district, which is also known as a cold area, has its capital in Liwa.[6] Prior to the status of a definitive area, West Lampung was a sub-district of the regent of North Lampung with the capital city of Liwa.[6] The Governor of Dati I Lampung, Poedjono Pranyoto, to help fight for it at the central level. And thanks to this struggle, the central government finally prepared a bill regarding the establishment of the West Lampung District Dati II.[6] Support was also given by the Regent of North Lampung. By contributing his suggestions to the Lampung Level I Regional Government regarding the candidate for the capital city of West Lampung, which was stated in letter No. PU.000/1232/Bank.LU/1978.[6] The Minister of Home Affairs (Mendagri) which is held by Rudini issued the Instruction of the Minister of Home Affairs No. 17 of 1991, which contains the Instructions for the Implementation of Law No. 6 of 1991. This law contains the establishment of the District Level II West Lampung.[6]

Inauguration of the establishment of West Lampung Regency and at the same time inaugurating the Acting Head of the Level II Regional Head of West Lampung, namely Hakim Saleh Umpu Singa on September 24, 1991. The Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia Rudini received the Customary Coat of Honor from Prince Edward Syah Pernong, since 2012 based on the Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 22 of 2012 concerning the Establishment of the Pesisir Barat Regency in Lampung Province (State Gazette of the Republic of Indonesia of 2012 Number 231 Supplement to the State Gazette Number 5364), Prior to the birth of the Pesisir Barat Regency based on the above Act, the Pesisir Barat Regency was still included in the administrative area of the Regency of West Lampung. whose district capital is Liwa.[7]



  1. ^ a b c Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2023, Kabupaten Lampung Barat Dalam Angka 2023 (Katalog-BPS 1102001.1804)
  2. ^ a b "Profile of Regency of West Lampung". Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board. Retrieved 22 February 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  4. ^ a b Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  5. ^ "Sejarah Panji Syahadatain Kepaksian Pernong". 17 July 2021.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Sejarah Kabupaten Lampung Barat Sejak Mulai Terbentuk". 3 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Sejarah Pesisir Barat".
  8. ^ "Logo Lampung Barat Yang Baru Resmi Dipakai". www.polpplampungbarat.com. Satpol PP Lampung Barat.

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