Kutai Kartanegara Regency
|Kutai Kartanegara Regency|
Kabupaten Kutai Kartanegara
|Motto: 'Bena Benua Etam' (Kutai language: 'Care About Our Region')|
Kutai Kartanegara Regency
|Coordinates: 1°18′40″S 116°31′36″E / 1.31111°S 116.52667°ECoordinates: 1°18′40″S 116°31′36″E / 1.31111°S 116.52667°E|
|• Regent||Rita Widyasari|
|• Vice Regent||Ghufron Yusuf|
|• Total||27,263.10 km2 (10,526.34 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Density||23/km2 (59/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WITA (UTC+8)|
Kutai Kartanegara Regency (abbreviated as Kukar) is a regency of East Kalimantan province, Indonesia. It has an area of 27,263.10 km² (land) and water area of 4,097 km². The population of the regency was 626,286 at the 2010 Census. Tenggarong is the capital of the regency.
Kutai Kartanegara Regency is divided into 18 districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population:
Bukit Bangkirai rainforest
Bukit Bangkirai (Bangkirai Hill) is an 1,500-hectare natural tropical located about 58 kilometers (around 45 minutes by car) from the city of Balikpapan. Plants of the Dipterocarpaceae family dominate in the area, especially Bangkirai trees (Shorea laevis of the Shorea genus) growing to 40–50 meters in height. There are over 120 bird species as well as gibbons (Müller's Bornean gibbon), macaque monkeys (Southern pig-tailed macaques, Crab-eating macaques), Maroon leaf monkeys, Banded pigs, and Banggai crows. Black Orchids (Coelogyne pandurata), among 45 kinds of orchids, are endemic to Bukit Bangkirai.
To visit the forest, visitors can walk along a 64-meter canopy bridge which connects five big Bangkirai trees 30 meters above the ground.
Mangrove information, research center
East Kalimantan province has developed an 18-hectare plot of land for mangrove information and research center in Sepatin village, in Anggana district, as Bali has done. It will functioning as a research, exhibition, information, breeding as well as education center on mangroves, especially in the Mahakam Delta.
In early 2015 it was announced that part of Kutai Kartanegara Regency had been selected to be a trial 'smart city', the first in Indonesia, based on the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town (SST) concept. The aim of the SST concept was to reduce CO2 emissions by 70 percent and reduce consumption of water by 30 percent. The Kutai Kartanegara area was chosen as a trial area because of good investment growth in the region, the extensive area, relatively moderate levels of population density, effective planning in the area, and rich energy resources.
- Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
- 'Bukit Bangkirai a rainforest wonderland', The Jakarta Post, 16 June 2007.
- "Visiting Kutai Bukit Bangkirai". Retrieved March 28, 2012.
- "E Kalimantan to build mangrove information, research center". September 16, 2011.
- "Kutai Jadi Contoh Pertama "Smart City" di Indonesia". February 23, 2015.
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