Sambas Regency

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Sambas Regency
Kabupaten Sambas
Official seal of Sambas Regency
Location within West Kalimantan
Location within West Kalimantan
Sambas Regency is located in Kalimantan
Sambas Regency
Sambas Regency
Location in Kalimantan and Indonesia
Sambas Regency is located in Indonesia
Sambas Regency
Sambas Regency
Sambas Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 1°25′00″N 109°20′00″E / 1.4167°N 109.3333°E / 1.4167; 109.3333
Country Indonesia
Province West Kalimantan
Capital Sambas
 • Regent Atbah Romin Suhaili
 • Vice Regent Hairiah
 • Total 6,716.52 km2 (2,593.26 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 513,100
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone IWST (UTC+7)
Area code (+62) 562
Website Official Site of Sambas Regency

Sambas Regency is a regency in West Kalimantan Province of Indonesia. The regency is one of the original regencies in West Kalimantan. It covers 6,716.52 km2, and had a population of 496,120 at the 2010 Census;[1] the latest official estimate (for January 2014) is 513,100. The principal town lies at Sambas.


In the Sambas riots in 1999 Malays and Dayaks joined together to massacre the Madurese during the Sambas conflict. Madurese were mutilated, raped, and killed by the Malays and Dayaks and 3,000 of them died in the massacres, with the Indonesian government doing little to stop the violence.[2]

Adjoining Regencies and City

North Lundu, Malaysia
South Singkawang, Indonesia
West Natuna Sea, Indonesia
East Bengkayang Regency, Indonesia


At the 2010 Census, Sambas Regency had a population of 496,116. The latest estimate is 538,944 people, consisting of 273,695 men and 265,294 women, with an average density of 76 peoples/km2.


Sambas has three watersheds (total: 516,200 ha): Sambas watershed (258,700 ha), Paloh watershed (64,375 ha), and Sebangkau watershed (193,125 ha).

Administrative Districts

Sambas Regency consists of nineteen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census[3] and their administrative centres:

District Population
2010 Census
Selakau 30,072 Selakau
Selakau Timur
(East Selakau)
10,200 Selakau Tua
Pemangkat 44,589 Pemangkat
Semparuk 23,765 Semparuk
Salatiga 14,671 Salatiga
Tebas 63,613 Tebas
Tekarang 13,293 Tekarang
Sambas 44,979 Sambas
Subah 17,527 Balai Gemuruh
Sebawi 15,598 Sebawi
Sajad 9,936 Tengguli
Jawai 35,042 Sentebang
Jawai Selatan
(South Jawai)
17,660 Jawai Laut
Teluk Keramat
(Keramat Bay)
58,675 Sekura
Galing 19,653 Galing
Tangaran 20,789 Tangaran
Sejangkung 22,318 Sejangkung
Sajingan Besar
(Great Sajingan)
9,848 Kaliau
Paloh 23,892 Liku

List of Sambas leader

Vice Regent
Took Office
Last Office
Tarya Aryanto
Burhanuddin A. Rasyid
Prabasa Ananta Tur
First Period
Burhanuddin A. Rasyid
Djuliarti Djuhardi Alwi
Second Period
Djuliarti Djuhardi Alwi
Pabali Musa
Atbah Romin Suhaili


The famous Sambas Treasure, a collection of 9th century buddhist sculptures, was found near Sambas Town. It is now part of the British Museum's collection.


  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
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  3. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.

External links

  • General Condition of Sambas Regency - Official Site of Sambas Regency
  • The Regent of Sambas Regency - Official Site of Sambas Regency
  • The Vice Regent of Sambas Regency - Official Site of Sambas Regency

Coordinates: 1°25′00″N 109°20′00″E / 1.4167°N 109.3333°E / 1.4167; 109.3333

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