|Provinces of Indonesia|
|Populations||Smallest: 622,350 (North Kalimantan)|
Largest: 43,053,732 (West Java)
|Areas||Smallest: 664 km2 (256 sq mi) (Jakarta)|
Largest: 319,036 km2 (123,180 sq mi) (Papua)
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Provinces of Indonesia are the 34 administrative division of Indonesia and the highest tier of the local government (formerly called first-level region provinces or provinsi daerah tingkat I). Provinces are further divided into regencies and cities (formerly called second-level region regencies and cities or kabupaten/kotamadya daerah tingkat II), which are in turn subdivided into districts (kecamatan).
Each province has a local government, headed by a governor and a legislative body. The governor and members of local representative bodies are elected by popular vote for five-year terms.
Indonesia has 34 provinces. Five provinces have special status:
The provinces are officially grouped into seven geographical units.
|Arms||Province||Indonesian name||Indonesian acronym||ISO||Capital||Population (2020 Census)||Area (km2)||Population density |
of cities and
|Bali||Bali||Bali||ID-BA||4,317,404||5,780||621||Lesser Sunda Islands||9||1||8|
|Bangka Belitung Islands||Kepulauan Bangka Belitung||Babel||ID-BB||1,455,678||16,424||64||Sumatra||7||1||6|
|Central Java||Jawa Tengah||Jateng||ID-JT||36,516,035||40,800||894||Java||35||6||29|
|Central Kalimantan||Kalimantan Tengah||Kalteng||ID-KT||2,669,969||153,564||14||Kalimantan||14||1||13|
|Central Sulawesi||Sulawesi Tengah||Sulteng||ID-ST||2,985,734||61,841||41||Sulawesi||13||1||12|
|East Java||Jawa Timur||Jatim||ID-JI||40,665,696||47,799||828||Java||38||9||29|
|East Kalimantan||Kalimantan Timur||Kaltim||ID-KI||3,766,039||127,267||22||Kalimantan||10||3||7|
|East Nusa Tenggara||Nusa Tenggara Timur||NTT||ID-NT||5,325,566||48,718||92||Lesser Sunda Islands||22||1||21|
|Special Capital Region of Jakarta||Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta||DKI Jakarta||ID-JK||10,562,088||664||12,786||Java||6||5||1|
| Jambi |
|North Kalimantan||Kalimantan Utara||Kaltara||ID-KU||701,814||72,275||10||Kalimantan||5||1||4|
|North Maluku||Maluku Utara||Malut||ID-MU||1,282,937||31,982||31||Maluku Islands||10||2||8|
|North Sulawesi||Sulawesi Utara||Sulut||ID-SA||2,621,923||13,851||162||Sulawesi||15||4||11|
|North Sumatra||Sumatra Utara||Sumut||ID-SU||14,799,361||72,981||188||Sumatra||33||8||25|
|Papua||Papua||Papua||ID-PA||4,303,707||319,036||8||Western New Guinea||29||1||28|
| Riau |
| Riau Islands |
|Southeast Sulawesi||Sulawesi Tenggara||Sultra||ID-SG||2,624,875||38,067||51||Sulawesi||17||2||15|
|South Kalimantan||Kalimantan Selatan||Kalsel||ID-KS||4,073,584||38,744||96||Kalimantan||13||2||11|
|South Sulawesi||Sulawesi Selatan||Sulsel||ID-SN||9,073,509||46,717||151||Sulawesi||24||3||21|
|South Sumatra||Sumatra Selatan||Sumsel||ID-SS||8,467,432||91,592||86||Sumatra||17||4||13|
|West Java||Jawa Barat||Jabar||ID-JB||48,274,162||35,377||1,176||Java||27||9||18|
|West Kalimantan||Kalimantan Barat||Kalbar||ID-KB||5,414,390||147,307||30||Kalimantan||14||2||12|
|West Nusa Tenggara||Nusa Tenggara Barat||NTB||ID-NB||5,320,092||18,572||234||Lesser Sunda Islands||10||2||8|
|West Papua||Papua Barat||Pabar||ID-PB||1,134,068||97,024||8||Western New Guinea||13||1||12|
|West Sulawesi||Sulawesi Barat||Sulbar||ID-SR||1,419,229||16,787||73||Sulawesi||6||0||6|
|West Sumatra||Sumatra Barat||Sumbar||ID-SB||5,534,472||42,012||110||Sumatra||19||7||12|
|Special Region of Yogyakarta||Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta||DIY||ID-YO||3,668,719||3,133||1,138||Java||5||1||4|
Upon the independence of Indonesia, eight provinces were established: West Java, Central Java, East Java, and Maluku still exist as of today despite later divisions, while Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and Nusa Tenggara were fully liquidated by dividing them into new provinces. The province of Central Sumatra existed from 1948 to 1957, while East Timor was annexed as a province from 1976 until its power transfer to UNTAET in 1999 prior to its independence as a country in 2002.
|Sumatra||Bukittinggi / Medan||1945–1948|| Central Sumatra |
|Kalimantan||Banjarmasin||1945–1956|| East Kalimantan |
(formerly Lesser Sunda (Sunda Kecil))
|Singaraja||1945–1958|| Bali |
East Nusa Tenggara
West Nusa Tenggara
|Sulawesi||Makassar / Manado||1945–1960||North-Central Sulawesi|
| Central Sumatra |
|Bukittinggi||1948–1957|| Jambi |
|Manado||1960–1964|| North Sulawesi |
|Makassar||1960–1964|| South Sulawesi |
| East Timor |
|Dili||1976–1999||Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste|
|Province of origin|
|Central Kalimantan||1958||Central Kalimantan||South Kalimantan|
|Central Sulawesi||1964||Central Sulawesi||North Sulawesi|
|Southeast Sulawesi||1964||Southeast Sulawesi||South Sulawesi|
|West Papua||1999||West Irian Jaya||Irian Jaya|
|North Maluku||1999||North Maluku||Maluku|
|Bangka Belitung Islands||2000||Bangka Belitung Islands||South Sumatra|
|Riau Islands||2002||Riau Islands||Riau|
|West Sulawesi||2004||West Sulawesi||South Sulawesi|
|North Kalimantan||2012||North Kalimantan||East Kalimantan|
|1959||Aceh||Aceh||Daerah Istimewa Aceh||Aceh Special Region||Aceh|
|1973||Irian Barat||West Irian||Irian Jaya||Irian Jaya||Papua|
|1990||Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta Raya||Greater Jakarta Special Capital Region||Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta||Jakarta Special Capital Region||Jakarta Special Capital Region|
|2001||Daerah Istimewa Aceh||Aceh Special Region||Nanggroë Aceh Darussalam||State of Aceh, the Abode of Peace||Aceh|
|2002||Irian Jaya||Irian Jaya||Papua||Papua||Papua|
|2007||Irian Jaya Barat||West Irian Jaya||Papua Barat||West Papua||West Papua|
|2009||Nanggroë Aceh Darussalam||State of Aceh, the Abode of Peace||Aceh||Aceh||Aceh|
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