South Barito Regency

South Barito Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Barito Selatan) is a regency in Central Kalimantan province of Indonesia. The regency seat is located in town of Buntok, located in South Dusun district. The population of South Barito Regency was 124,128 at the 2010 Census[3] and 131,100 at the 2020 Census.

Regency in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
South Barito Regency
Kabupaten Barito Selatan

A monument in Buntok, South Barito Regency

Coat of arms

Location within Central Kalimantan

South Barito Regency
Location in Kalimantan and Indonesia

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South Barito Regency
South Barito Regency (Indonesia)

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Coordinates:

1.8667°S 114.7333°E / -1.8667; 114.7333

Country Indonesia
Province Central Kalimantan
Regency seat Buntok
Government

  Regent Eddy Raya Samsuri
  Vice Regent Satya Titiek Atyani Djoedir
Area

  Total 3,410 sq mi (8,830 km2)
Population

 (2020 Census)
  Total 131,100
  Density 38/sq mi (15/km2)
  [1]
Time zone UTC+7 (IWST)
Area code (+62) 525
HDI (2019) 0.701 (High) [2]
Website baritoselatankab.go.id

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It was part of Sultanate of Banjar, but ceded to Dutch East Indies on 1849. The region was previously known as Dusun Ilir.[4][5] Later, the region became part of Kewedanan Barito Hilir, which the new Indonesian government inherited after independence. Later together with Kewedanan of East Barito, it was merged into single Barito Regency under newly-formed Central Kalimantan province with capital in Muara Teweh. However, it was split again into several regencies on January 1959, becoming East Barito, South Barito, and North Barito.[6][7]

Land formation in the regency is considered old and relatively not considered fertile. Soil mostly consist of alluvium sediments from rivers and peat in swamp regions, with little to no volcanic material. Alluvium sediments were found along the banks of Barito river, making around 41.5% of soil formation in the regency, while further from the river other soil type such as regosol could be found.[8]

Regency’s topography is flat and low-lying but on the most part except on northern parts where mountain ranges could be found. The regency’s low lying regions are wetlands and swamps with little variations.[8]

Buntok has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) with heavy rainfall year-round. Temperature is relatively warm during the day up to 34 Celsius and could be as low as 20 Celsius at night. Rainfall yearly average is recorded on 325.6 milliliters and wind speed on 4.3 knots. June is the wettest month with recorder average of 720.9 milliliters of rainfall while the driest month is in August with just 81.9 milliliters.[8]

Climate data for Buntok
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.5
(85.1)
30.1
(86.2)
30.3
(86.5)
30.6
(87.1)
30.7
(87.3)
30.4
(86.7)
30.5
(86.9)
31.0
(87.8)
31.2
(88.2)
31.1
(88.0)
30.5
(86.9)
30.0
(86.0)
30.5
(86.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.9
(78.6)
26.4
(79.5)
26.5
(79.7)
26.7
(80.1)
26.9
(80.4)
26.5
(79.7)
26.4
(79.5)
26.7
(80.1)
26.9
(80.4)
26.8
(80.2)
26.6
(79.9)
26.3
(79.3)
26.6
(79.8)
Average low °C (°F) 22.4
(72.3)
22.7
(72.9)
22.8
(73.0)
22.9
(73.2)
23.1
(73.6)
22.6
(72.7)
22.3
(72.1)
22.5
(72.5)
22.7
(72.9)
22.6
(72.7)
22.7
(72.9)
22.7
(72.9)
22.7
(72.8)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 294
(11.6)
248
(9.8)
293
(11.5)
280
(11.0)
250
(9.8)
166
(6.5)
129
(5.1)
110
(4.3)
150
(5.9)
168
(6.6)
292
(11.5)
312
(12.3)
2,692
(105.9)
Source: Climate-Data.org[9]

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