Bengkayang Regency

Bengkayang Regency (Chinese: 孟嘉影) is a regency ("kabupaten") in West Kalimantan Province of Indonesia, (on the island of Borneo). The area was originally a part of Sambas Regency, but following the expansion of the population in that area, Sambas Regency was divided into a smaller Sambas Regency and a new Bengkayang Regency in 1999, and then Singkawang City was subsequently cut out of Bengkayang Regency in 2001. The regency now covers an area of 5,396.30 km2, and had a population of 215,277 at the 2010 Census[2] and 286,366 at the 2020 Census;[3] the official estimate as at mid 2021 was 290,943.[4] The administrative centre is in the town of Bengkayang.

Bengkayang Regency
Kabupaten Bengkayang
Office building of Bengkayang Regent
Motto(s): 
Adil Ka' Talino
(Fair to Others)
Location within West Kalimantan
Bengkayang Regency
Location in Kalimantan and Indonesia
Bengkayang Regency
Bengkayang Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 1.0691°N 109.6639°E / 1.0691; 109.6639
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceWest Kalimantan
CapitalBengkayang
Government
  RegentSebastianus Darwis
  Vice RegentSyamsul Rizal
Area
  Total5,396.30 km2 (2,083.52 sq mi)
Population
 (mid 2021 estimate)[1]
  Total290,943
  Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Area code(+62) 562
Websitebengkayangkab.go.id

Bengkayang is in northern West Kalimantan, sharing a border with Sarawak in Malaysia. With arable land and favourable relief, the agricultural sector is the main economic source.[5] Bengkayang is also rich in natural resources.

Bengkayang is still lagging in term of economic development, but there is a hope that providing local autonomy will catalyze development. A water processing plant has been developed, so the population can enjoy access to clean water.

Administrative districts

The regency is divided into seventeen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[6] and the 2020 Census,[7] together with the official estimates as at mid 2021.[8] 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 post code.

Name Year formedArea
in
km2
Population
Census
2010
Population
Census
2020
Population
Estimate
mid 2021
Administrative
centre
No. of
villages
Post
code
Sungai Raya
(Raya River)
75.8518,33323,49723,784Sungai Duri579272
Capkala 2004
(from Sungai Raya)
46.357,5799,6559,767Capkala679271
Sungai Raya Kepulauan
(Raya River Islands)(a)
2006
(from Sungai Raya)
394.0020,92229,01529,595Sungai Raya579273
Samalantan 420.5018,24022,88223,114Samalantan779280
Monterado 2002
(from Samalantan)
291.0024,45333,53034,164Monterado1179181
Lembah Bawang
(Onion Valley)
2006
(from Samalantan)
188.005,1916,4766,538Godang Damar879281
Bengkayang 167.0423,76433,38534,095Sebalo679212
& 79213
Teriak 2002
(from Bengkayang)
231.5112,46417,00117,313Malo Jelayan1879214
Sungai Betung
(Betung River)
2004
(from Bengkayang)
205.958,91912,19312,419Cipta Karya479211
Ledo 481.7511,07614,27414,456Lesabela1279283
Suti Semarang 2002
(from Ledo)
280.844,5795,9726,055Suti Semarang879288
Lumar 2004
(from Ledo)
275.215,7648,1118,285Tiga Berkat579282
Sanggau Ledo 392.5011,19815,19715,468Lembang579284
Tujuh Belas 2006
(from Sanggau Ledo)
221.0011,21615,24315,517Pisak479250
Seluas 506.5017,05120,93021,098Seluas679285
Jagoi Babang 1996
(from Seluas)
655.008,27710,84811,004Jagoi679286
Siding 2004
(from Jagoi Babang)
563.306,2518,1578,271Siding879287
Totals 5,396.30215,277286,366290,943Bengkayang124

Note: (a) includes coastal part of mainland Kalimantan as well as 12 offshore islands.

List of Bengkayang Regents and Vice Regents

Regent Vice Regent Took Office Last Office Notice
Jacobus Luna 1999 2000
Moses Ahie 2000 2005 First Period
Suryadman Gidot 2005 2010 Second Period
Suryadman Gidot Agustinus Naon 2010 2015 First Period
2015 2019 Second Period
Agustinus Naon 2019 2020 Acting
Yohanes Budiman 2020 2020 Acting
Sebastianus Darwis Syamsul Rizal 2021 present

Climate

Bengkayang has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) with heavy rainfall year-round.

Climate data for Bengkayang
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.4
(84.9)
29.7
(85.5)
30.4
(86.7)
30.8
(87.4)
31.3
(88.3)
31.0
(87.8)
30.8
(87.4)
30.8
(87.4)
30.7
(87.3)
30.7
(87.3)
30.3
(86.5)
29.9
(85.8)
30.5
(86.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.7
(78.3)
25.9
(78.6)
26.2
(79.2)
26.5
(79.7)
26.8
(80.2)
26.6
(79.9)
26.3
(79.3)
26.4
(79.5)
26.4
(79.5)
26.5
(79.7)
26.3
(79.3)
26.0
(78.8)
26.3
(79.3)
Average low °C (°F) 22.0
(71.6)
22.2
(72.0)
22.1
(71.8)
22.3
(72.1)
22.4
(72.3)
22.2
(72.0)
21.9
(71.4)
22.0
(71.6)
22.2
(72.0)
22.4
(72.3)
22.3
(72.1)
22.2
(72.0)
22.2
(71.9)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 307
(12.1)
237
(9.3)
243
(9.6)
268
(10.6)
240
(9.4)
172
(6.8)
142
(5.6)
190
(7.5)
211
(8.3)
307
(12.1)
331
(13.0)
325
(12.8)
2,973
(117.1)
Source: Climate-Data.org[9]

References

  1. Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  2. "4". Archived from the original on 2011-08-19. Retrieved 2011-06-11.
  3. Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  5. "Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) of Bengkayang Regency at market price in 2005 was 1". Archived from the original on 2011-08-19. Retrieved 2011-06-08.
  6. Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  7. Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  8. Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  9. "Climate: Bengkayang". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 24 November 2020.


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