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Nias Regency

Nias Regency
Country Indonesia
Province North Sumatra
Capital Gunung Sitoli
Population (2010)
 • Total 132,329
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)

Nias Regency is a regency in North Sumatra province, Indonesia; it lies on the east side of Nias Island. The regency formerly covered the entire island, and had an area of 3,495.39 square kilometres following the creation of the new regency of Nias Selatan but prior to the creation of the new regencies of Nias Utara and Nias Barat and the independent municipality of Gunungsitoli from parts of Nias Regency. According to the 2010 census the reduced Regency had a population of 132,329.[1] Its seat is Gunungsitoli, although the city is no longer administratively part of the Nias Regency.


The regency was previously divided administratively into 32 districts (kecamatan).[2] However, following the creation of the new North Nias Regency, West Nias Regency and the newly independent city of Gunungsitoli, the residual Nias Regency is composed of only nine districts, tabulated below with their 2010 Census population:[3]

Name Population
Census 2010[3]
Idano Gawo 25,675
Bawolato 22,965
Ulugawo 9,740
Gido 31,660
Ma'u 9,424
Somolo-molo 6,162
Hiliduho 9,126
Hili Serangkai 7,583
Botumuzoi 9,042


  1. ^ Seta,William J. Atlas Lengkap Indonesia dan Dunia (untuk SD, SMP, SMU, dan Umum). Pustaka Widyatama. p. 9.  
  2. ^ "PEMERINTAH". Government of Kabupaten Nias. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.

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