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°E / -1.31111; 116.52667Coordinates: 1°18′40″S 116°31′36″E / 1.31111°S 116.52667°E / -1.31111; 116.52667
Country Indonesia
Province East Kalimantan
Regency Kutai Kartanegara
Districts 18
  Regent Rita Widyasari
  Vice Regent Ghufron Yusuf
  Total 27,263.10 km2 (10,526.34 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
  Total 626,286
  Density 23/km2 (59/sq mi)
Time zone WITA (UTC+8)
Website www.kutaikartanegarakab.go.id

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:[1]

Name Population
Census 2010
Semboja 54,515
Muara Jawa 33,923
Sanga-Sanga 17,588
Loa Janan 56,071
Loa Kulu 39,938
Muara Muntai 17,315
Muara Wis 8,557
Kotabangun 31,292
Tenggarong 96,209
Sebulu 36,420
Tenggarong Seberang 61,441
Anggana 32,688
Muara Badak 39,834
Marang Kayu 23,394
Muara Kaman 33,909
Kenohan 9,861
Kembang Janggut 23,817
Tabang 9,908

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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

Smart City

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.[5]

See also


  1. Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. 'Bukit Bangkirai a rainforest wonderland', The Jakarta Post, 16 June 2007.
  3. "Visiting Kutai Bukit Bangkirai". Retrieved March 28, 2012.
  4. "E Kalimantan to build mangrove information, research center". September 16, 2011.
  5. "Kutai Jadi Contoh Pertama "Smart City" di Indonesia". February 23, 2015.
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