Regions of Indonesia
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Regions of Indonesia

This is a list of some of the regions of Indonesia. Many regions are defined in law or regulations by the central government. At different times of Indonesia's history, the nation has been designated as having regions that do not necessarily correlate to the current administrative or physical geography of the territory of the nation.

Geographical units

Regions of Indonesia according to ISO 3166-2:ID

According to ISO 3166-2:ID, Indonesia is divided into 7 geographical units, with each unit consisting of major islands or an island group. These geographical units are as follows:

Eastern Indonesia

During the last stages of the Dutch colonial era, the area east of Java and Kalimantan was known as the Great East and later known as East or Eastern Indonesia. On 24 December 1946, the State of East Indonesia was formed covering the same area (excluding Western New Guinea). It was a component of the United States of Indonesia, and was dissolved into the unitary Republic of Indonesia in August 1950.[1] Currently, Eastern Indonesia consists of 13 provinces: Bali, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, North Sulawesi, Gorontalo, Central Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, Maluku, North Maluku, Papua, and West Papua.[2][3][4]

Development regions

According to the National Development Planning Agency, Indonesia is divided into 4 main development regions, with each being led by the major cities of Medan, Jakarta, Surabaya, and Makassar.[5][6][7]

Main development region Central city Development regions Provinces
Main Development Region A
Medan Development Region I Aceh, North Sumatra
Development Region II West Sumatra, Riau, Riau Islands
Main Development Region B
Jakarta Development Region III Jambi, South Sumatra, Bengkulu, Bangka Belitung Islands
Development Region IV Lampung, Banten, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, Special Region of Yogyakarta
Development Region V West Kalimantan
Main Development Region C
Surabaya Development Region VI East Java, Bali
Development Region VII Central Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, South Kalimantan
Main Development Region D
Makassar West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, West Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi
Development Region IX Central Sulawesi, Gorontalo, North Sulawesi
Development Region X Maluku, North Maluku, Papua, West Papua


  1. ^ Ricklefs 2008, pp. 362, 374.
  2. ^ Media, Kompas Cyber (6 March 2012). "13 Provinsi di Indonesia Timur Gelar Konsultasi Regional -".
  3. ^ Agency, ANTARA News. "BI Catat Bali Raih Inflasi Terendah KTI - ANTARA News Bali".
  4. ^ "Bawaslu Siap Kelola Keuangan Pilkada 2018 Secara Akuntabel - Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum Republik Indonesia".
  5. ^ "26. Z. Irian Jaya". (Word DOC) (in Indonesian).
  6. ^ Geografi. ISBN 9789797596194.
  7. ^ Geografi: Jelajah Bumi dan Alam Semesta. ISBN 9789799281623.


See also

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