South Sorong Regency
Kabupaten Sorong Selatan
Official seal of South Sorong Regency
Location in Indonesian Papua
Location in Indonesian Papua
South Sorong Regency is located in Indonesia
South Sorong Regency
South Sorong Regency
Location in Indonesia
Coordinates: 1°30′18″S 132°17′11″E / 1.5050°S 132.2864°E / -1.5050; 132.2864Coordinates: 1°30′18″S 132°17′11″E / 1.5050°S 132.2864°E / -1.5050; 132.2864
Country Indonesia
RegionWestern New Guinea
Province West Papua
CapitalTeminabuan
Government
 • RegentSamsudin Anggiluli
 • Vice RegentMarthinus Salamuk
Area
 • Total7,789.92 km2 (3,007.70 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 Census)[1]
 • Total52,469
 • Density6.7/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Indonesia Eastern Time)
Area code(+62) 952
Websitesorongselatankab.go.id

South Sorong Regency (Indonesian: Sorong Selatan) is a regency of West Papua province of Indonesia. It has an area of 7,789.92 km2, and had a population of 37,900 at the 2010 Census[2] and 52,469 at the 2020 Census.[3] The administrative centre is the town of Teminabuan.

Geography

South Sorong Regency is located in the western part of Papua Island. Geographically, South Sorong Regency at position 131º 421 0” east longitude - 132º 581 12” east longitude and 0º 55' 12” east longitude - 2º 17' 24” east longitude. South Sorong Regency with an area of 7,789.92 km2:

Languages

Languages spoken in South Sorong Regency include Inanwatan, Yahadian, Kais, Kokoda, Konda, and Puragi.[4]

Administrative Districts

South Sorong Regency comprises fifteen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[5] and the 2020 Census.[6] The table also includes the locations of the district administrative centres, the number of administrative villages (desa and kelurahan) in each district and its post code.

Name Area
in km2
Pop'n
Census
2010[7]
Pop'n
Census
2020[8]
Administrative
centre
No. of
vill.
Post
code
Inanwatan 960.56 2,811 3,226 Mate 9 98223
Metemani 531.51 2,115 2,996 Mugim 16 98225
Kokoda 3,037.76 5,876 5,805 Tarof 16 98221
Kais 3,099.95 2,841 2,925 Kais 5 98222
Kokoda Utara
(North Kokoda)
534.36 1,666 2,584 Atori 9 98224
Kais Darat (a) (a) 844 Mukamat 7 98226
Moswaren 407.81 2,130 2,756 Moswaren 7 98212
Teminabuan 388.10 11,627 19,491 Kaibus 16 98216
Seremuk 208.06 1,159 1,554 Haha 8 98214
Wayer 317.90 1,455 2,395 Wayer 8 98215
Konda 612.72 1,883 2,437 Bariat 5 98211
Saifi 931.84 1,747 2,216 Sayal 10 98213
Sawiat 453.64 1,831 1,344 Wen 8 98232
Fokour 305.03 759 637 Pasir Putuh 4 98231
Salkma (b) (b) 809 Alma 5 98233
Totals 7,789.92 18,564 52,469 Teminabuan 123

Notes: (a) the area and 2010 population of Kais Darat District are included in the figures for Kais District, from which it was later split.
(b)the area and 2010 population of Salkma District are included in the figures for Sawiat District, from which it was later split.

References

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ Eberhard, David M.; Simons, Gary F.; Fennig, Charles D., eds. (2019). "Indonesia languages". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (22nd ed.). Dallas: SIL International.
  5. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  6. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  7. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  8. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.