28 September 2013

The regency's or Kabupaten from Bali

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

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. 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 North Kalimantan. The provinces are officially grouped into seven geographical units.

Bali is an island and a province of Indonesia. The province covers a few small neighboring islands as well as the island of Bali itself. It is located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. Bali has its capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island.

With a population recorded as currently 4.22 million, the island is home to most of Indonesia's Hindu minority. 84.5% of Bali's population adhered to Balinese Hinduism while most of the remainder followed Islam. Bali is also the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. A tourist haven for decades, the province has seen a further surge in tourist numbers in recent years. Bali is divided into 9 regency's, each regency (kapupaten) headed by a regent, or Bupati. The regions are: Badung, Bangli, Buleleng, Denpasar, Gyanyar, Jembrana, Karangasam, Klungkung, Tabanan.

A couple of months ago I started to put a tag on each tourist destination and region, so just click, on the right sight of the screen, the region label and you get a complete list of all important destinations in that region.

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