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List of capitals of provinces in Indonesia

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The province (Indonesian: provinsi or propinsi) is the highest tier of local country government subdivisions in Indonesia. Provinces are further divided into regencies (Indonesian: kabupaten) and cities.

Background

Each province has its own local government, headed by a governor, and has its own legislative body. The governor and members of local representative bodies are elected by popular vote for five-year terms.

Current provinces

Indonesia has 34 provinces, eight of which have been created since 1999, namely: North Maluku, West Papua, Banten, Bangka-Belitung Islands, Gorontalo, Riau Islands, West Sulawesi and (in late 2012) North Kalimantan.

Five provinces have special status:

The provinces are officially grouped into seven geographical units.[1]

Indonesia portal
Provincial Map as of June 2012


Provinces

Provinces of Indonesia[2]
Seal Province ISO[3] Capital Population at 2010 Census Area (km²) Density
(2010)
Geographical unit Number of Cities (kota) Number of Regencies (kabupaten) Number of Districts (kecamatan) Villages
Special Region of Aceh ID-AC Banda Aceh 4,494,410 57,956 77 Sumatra 5 18 275 6,420
Bali ID-BA Denpasar 3,890,757 5,780 621 Lesser Sunda Islands 1 8 57 698
Bangka-Belitung ID-BB Pangkal Pinang 1,223,296 16,424 64 Sumatra 1 6 43 361
Banten ID-BT Serang 10,632,166 9,662 909 Java 4 4 154 1,530
Bengkulu ID-BE Bengkulu 1,715,518 19,919 84 Sumatra 1 9 116 1,442
Central Java ID-JT Semarang 32,382,657 40,800 894 Java 6 29 573 8,577
Central Kalimantan ID-KT Palangkaraya 2,212,089 153,564 14 Kalimantan 1 13 120 1,439
Central Sulawesi ID-ST Palu 2,635,009 61,841 41 Sulawesi 1 10 147 1,712
East Java ID-JI Surabaya 37,476,757 47,799 828 Java 9 29 662 8,502
East Kalimantan[4] ID-KI Samarinda 3,026,060 139,462 22 Kalimantan 3 6 89 1,023
East Nusa Tenggara ID-NT Kupang 4,683,827 48,718 92 Lesser Sunda Islands 1 20 286 2,775
Gorontalo ID-GO Gorontalo 1,040,164 11,257 94 Sulawesi 1 5 65 595
Jakarta (Special City District) ID-JK Jakarta 9,607,787 664 12,786 Java 5 1 44 267
Jambi ID-JA Jambi 3,092,265 50,058 57 Sumatra 2 9 128 1,319
Lampung ID-LA Bandar Lampung 7,608,405 34,623 226 Sumatra 2 12 206 2,358
Maluku ID-MA Ambon 1,533,506 46,914 32 Maluku Islands 2 9 76 898
North Kalimantan ID-KU Tanjung Selor 622,350 71,176 10 Kalimantan 1 4 47 381
North Maluku ID-MU Sofifi 1,038,087 31,982 31 Maluku Islands 2 7 109 1,041
North Sulawesi ID-SA Manado 2,270,596 13,851 162 Sulawesi 4 11 150 1,510
North Sumatra ID-SU Medan 12,982,204 72,981 188 Sumatra 8 25 408 5,649
Special Region of Papua ID-PA Jayapura 2,833,381 319,036 8 Western New Guinea 1 28 330 3,583
Riau ID-RI Pekanbaru 5,538,367 87,023 52 Sumatra 2 10 153 1,500
Riau Islands ID-KR Tanjung Pinang 1,679,163 8,201 208 Sumatra 2 5 59 331
Southeast Sulawesi ID-SG Kendari 2,232,586 38,067 51 Sulawesi 2 10 199 1,843
South Kalimantan ID-KS Banjarmasin 3,626,616 38,744 96 Kalimantan 2 11 151 1,973
South Sulawesi ID-SN Makassar 8,034,776 46,717 151 Sulawesi 3 26 301 2,874
South Sumatra ID-SS Palembang 7,450,394 91,592 86 Sumatra 4 11 217 2,869
West Java ID-JB Bandung 43,053,732 35,377 1176 Java 9 17 625 5,827
West Kalimantan ID-KB Pontianak 4,395,983 147,307 30 Kalimantan 2 12 175 1,777
West Nusa Tenggara ID-NB Mataram 4,500,212 18,572 234 Lesser Sunda Islands 2 8 116 913
Special Region of West Papua ID-PB[5] Manokwari 760,422 97,024 8 Western New Guinea 1 10 149 1,291
West Sulawesi ID-SR Mamuju 1,158,651 16,787 73 Sulawesi 0 5 66 564
West Sumatra ID-SB Padang 4,846,909 42,012 110 Sumatra 7 12 169 964
Special Region of Yogyakarta ID-YO Yogyakarta 3,457,491 3,133 1,138 Java 1 4 78 438

Proposed future provinces

Several new provinces have been proposed. In addition to the 34 existing provinces of Indonesia as of 2013; the government has targeted the creation of new provinces (to reach a maximum of 44) by the year 2025.[6]

Region English name Indonesian name source province
Sumatra Tapanuli[7][8][9][10][11] Tapanuli North Sumatra
Sumatra Southeast Sumatra[8][9] Sumatera Tenggara North Sumatra
Sumatra Nias Islands[9] Kepulauan Nias North Sumatra
Sumatra East Sumatra[12] Sumatera Timur North Sumatra
Sumatra West Jambi[13] Jambi Barat Jambi
Sumatra North Lampung (no name given)[14] Lampung
Java Cirebon[15] Cirebon West Java
Lesser Sunda Islands Sumbawa Island[16] West Nusa Tenggara
Papua Central Papua[17][18] Papua Tengah Papua
Papua Cenderawasih Bay[19][12] Teluk Cenderawasih Papua
Papua South Papua[20] Papua Selatan Papua

See also

References

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