Alor Regency

Alor Regency

Alor Regency
East Nusa Tenggara
Country Indonesia
Province East Nusa Tenggara
Capital Kalabahi
 • Total 1,106.03 sq mi (2,864.60 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 190,253

Alor Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Alor) is a regency (kabupaten) in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province of Indonesia. Established in 1958,[1] Alor Regency administers the Alor Archipelago with its seat (capital) in Kalabahi on Alor Island.

Alor Regency occupies 2,864.60 km² land area and 10,973.62 km² water area. There are fifteen islands in the archipelago, of which the largest by far are Alor itself and Pantar; there are another seven inhabited islands (including Pura, Treweng, Kepa, Buaya, Kangge and Kura); the remaining six islands (Sika, Kapas, Batang, Lapang, Rusa and formerly Kambing Island) are uninhabited. To the east lies the island of (Atauro), part of the Republic of East Timor. The Regency had 190,253 inhabitants at the 2010 decennial census.[2]

The main transportation access in the regency is by means of sea. The state-owned PELNI sea liners operate in the archipelago for major transport to the main port hub in Kalabahi beside small boats operating between small islands. A small Perintis Mali airstrip (18 km east of Kalabahi) can only be used by small CASA airplanes, operated by Merpati Nusantara Airlines airlines.

As is the case in other parts of NTT province, the provision of education is often a major problem, especially in remote areas. In recent years, the district (regency) government has been trying to make it easier for children to attend school by, amongst other things, increasing the number of one-roof junior high schools. The standard of teaching is often also a major problem because many teachers lack proper qualifications.[3]


Alor Regency is divided into seventeen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census:

Name English name Population
Census 2010
Pantar 8,798
Pantar Barat West Pantar 6,729
Pantar Barat Laut Northwest Pantar 4,276
Pantar Tengah Central Pantar 9,313
Pantar Timur East Pantar 10,740
Alor Barat Daya Southwest Alor 21,530
Alor Barat Laut Northwest Alor 18,765
Alor Selatan South Alor 8,886
Alor Tengah Utara North Central Alor 10,919
Alor Timur East Alor 7,505
Alor Timur Laut Northeast Alor 8,600
Kabola 7,326
Lembur 4,131
Mataru 5,582
Pulau Pura Pura Island 5,045
Pureman 3,471
Teluk Mutiara Mutiara Bay 48,410


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External links

  • Van Galen's memorandum on the Alor Islands [1]