Sambas Regency

Sambas Regency is a regency in West Kalimantan Province of Indonesia. The regency is one of the original regencies in West Kalimantan. It covers 6,716.52 km2, and had a population of 496,120 at the 2010 Census;[1] the latest official estimate (for January 2014) is 513,100. The principal town lies at Sambas.

Sambas Regency

Kabupaten Sambas

Seal
Location within West Kalimantan
Sambas Regency
Location in Kalimantan and Indonesia
Sambas Regency
Sambas Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 1.4167°N 109.3333°E / 1.4167; 109.3333
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceWest Kalimantan
CapitalSambas
Government
  RegentAtbah Romin Suhaili
  Vice RegentHairiah
Area
  Total6,716.52 km2 (2,593.26 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
  Total513,100
  Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Area code(+62) 562
WebsiteOfficial Site of Sambas Regency

History

In the Sambas riots in 1999 Malays and Dayaks joined together to massacre the Madurese during the Sambas conflict. Madurese were mutilated, raped, and killed by the Malays and Dayaks and 3,000 of them died in the massacres, with the Indonesian government doing little to stop the violence.[2]

Adjoining Regencies and City

NorthLundu, Malaysia
SouthSingkawang, Indonesia
WestNatuna Sea, Indonesia
EastBengkayang Regency, Indonesia

Population

At the 2010 Census, Sambas Regency had a population of 496,116. The latest estimate is 538,944 people, consisting of 273,695 men and 265,294 women, with an average density of 76 peoples/km2.

Watershed

Sambas has three watersheds (total: 516,200 ha): Sambas watershed (258,700 ha), Paloh watershed (64,375 ha), and Sebangkau watershed (193,125 ha).

Administrative Districts

Sambas Regency consists of nineteen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census[3] and their administrative centres:

DistrictPopulation
2010 Census
Capital
Selakau30,072Selakau
Selakau Timur
(East Selakau)
10,200Selakau Tua
Pemangkat44,589Pemangkat
Semparuk23,765Semparuk
Salatiga14,671Salatiga
Tebas63,613Tebas
Tekarang13,293Tekarang
Sambas44,979Sambas
Subah17,527Balai Gemuruh
Sebawi15,598Sebawi
Sajad9,936Tengguli
Jawai35,042Sentebang
Jawai Selatan
(South Jawai)
17,660Jawai Laut
Teluk Keramat
(Keramat Bay)
58,675Sekura
Galing19,653Galing
Tangaran20,789Tangaran
Sejangkung22,318Sejangkung
Sajingan Besar
(Great Sajingan)
9,848Kaliau
Paloh23,892Liku

List of Sambas leader

Regent
Vice Regent
Took Office
Last Office
Notice
Tarya Aryanto
1996
2001
Burhanuddin A. Rasyid
Prabasa Ananta Tur
2001
2006
First Period
Burhanuddin A. Rasyid
Djuliarti Djuhardi Alwi
2006
2011
Second Period
Djuliarti Djuhardi Alwi
Pabali Musa
2011
2016
Atbah Romin Suhaili
Hairiah
2016
present

History

The famous Sambas Treasure, a collection of 9th century buddhist sculptures, was found near Sambas Town. It is now part of the British Museum's collection.

References

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