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North Buton Regency
North Buton Regency

Kabupaten Buton Utara
Official seal of North Buton Regency
Seal
Motto(s): 
Lipu Tinadeakono Sara
Location within Southeast Sulawesi
Location within Southeast Sulawesi
North Buton Regency is located in Sulawesi
North Buton Regency
North Buton Regency
Location in Sulawesi and Indonesia
North Buton Regency is located in Indonesia
North Buton Regency
North Buton Regency
North Buton Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 4°46?48?S 122°58?53?E / 4.78000°S 122.98139°E / -4.78000; 122.98139
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceSoutheast Sulawesi
CapitalBuranga
Government
 o RegentAbu Hasan
 o Vice RegentRomadio
Area
 o Total1,923.03 km2 (742.49 sq mi)
Population
(2015)
 o Total59,779
 o Density31/km2 (81/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (ICST)
Area code(+62) 403
Websitebutonutarakab.go.id

North Buton Regency (Kabupaten Buton Utara) is a regency of Indonesia's Southeast Sulawesi Province, which was separated from Buton Regency in accordance with Indonesia's Law Number 14 of 2007. The area of the regency, which covers the north part of Buton Island, is 1,923.03 km2. Its population at the 2010 Census was 54,736, and according to the latest official estimate (for 2015) is 59,779. The principal town lies at Buranga.[1]

Administration

North Buton Regency was divided at 2010 into six districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas, their 2010 Census populations[2] and the latest (2015) official estimates.[3]

Name Area in
km2
Population
Census 2010
Population
Census 2015
Kambowa 303.44 6,224 6,778
Bonegunu 491.44 7,727 8,417
Kulisusu Barat
(West Kulisusu)
370.47 5,823 6,252
Kulisusu 172.78 20,652 22,688
Kulisusu Utara
(North Kulisusu)
339.64 7,797 8,405
Wakorumba 245.26 6,513 7,239

Note that five other administrative districts (kecamatan) which lie geographically on the west coast of North Buton - Pasir Putih, Pasi Kolaga, Wakorumba Selatan (South Wakorumba), Batukara and Maligano - with a combined area of 400.78 km2 and a population of 19,488 at the 2010 Census), are administratively part of Muna Regency.

Climate

Buranga, the regency seat has a tropical savanna climate (Aw) with moderate to little rainfall from July to November and heavy rainfall from December to June.

Climate data for Buranga
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.8
(87.4)
30.6
(87.1)
30.9
(87.6)
31.0
(87.8)
30.7
(87.3)
30.2
(86.4)
29.7
(85.5)
30.1
(86.2)
30.7
(87.3)
31.6
(88.9)
32.1
(89.8)
31.3
(88.3)
30.8
(87.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 27.2
(81.0)
27.0
(80.6)
27.1
(80.8)
27.3
(81.1)
27.1
(80.8)
26.7
(80.1)
26.0
(78.8)
26.0
(78.8)
26.3
(79.3)
27.1
(80.8)
28.0
(82.4)
27.6
(81.7)
27.0
(80.5)
Average low °C (°F) 23.7
(74.7)
23.5
(74.3)
23.4
(74.1)
23.6
(74.5)
23.5
(74.3)
23.2
(73.8)
22.3
(72.1)
21.9
(71.4)
22.0
(71.6)
22.6
(72.7)
23.9
(75.0)
23.9
(75.0)
23.1
(73.6)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 198
(7.8)
192
(7.6)
193
(7.6)
279
(11.0)
301
(11.9)
192
(7.6)
111
(4.4)
34
(1.3)
22
(0.9)
47
(1.9)
86
(3.4)
152
(6.0)
1,807
(71.4)
Source: Climate-Data.org[4]

References

  1. ^ "Kemendagri Tegaskan Buranga Ibu Kota Buton Utara". September 25, 2011. Archived from the original on April 7, 2012.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2016.
  4. ^ "Climate: Buranga". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2020.

Coordinates: 4°46?48?S 122°58?53?E / 4.78000°S 122.98139°E / -4.78000; 122.98139



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