West Sumbawa Regency


1.849 Km
145,000 Million (2020)
80 people per sq Km (2019)
Min. Wage Rate:
IDR 2.278.710 (2020)
Dr. Ir. H.W Musyafirin, M.M
Capital City:
8 Districs and 65 Villages

West Sumbawa Regency (2023)
  • Total Investment
  • IDR. 8.478.195.507.591
  • Domestic Investment:
    IDR. 7.005.597.484.407
    Foreign Investment:
    IDR. 1.472.598.023.184




Efforts to develop new autonomous regions are certainly inseparable from efforts based on efforts to make the community prosperous. There is a tendency for the acceleration of development to be centered around the central government, namely the concentration of development activities, both physical and non-physical in the capital city area, as well as in other sub-district areas. This gap is quite understood by the community, because it is realized that this is due to the wide range of government controls. On this basis and along with the current wave of reforms that swept through this republic, and strengthened by the enactment of Law no. 22/1999 and Law no. 25/1999, has opened the way for every community group to express themselves freely and openly. One form of self-expression is a statement of the will to form new autonomous regions from various groups of society that have previously been united in one particular autonomous region's jurisdiction. Among the segments of society that express in such a form are the people in the western part of Sumbawa Regency (the people of the sub-districts of Seteluk, Brang Rea, Taliwang, Jereweh, and Sekongkang). The idea for the formation of West Sumbawa Regency originated from the fact that the range of control between the district center and the people of West Sumbawa was very far, resulting in slow government services to the community, slow equitable development, slow efforts to increase human resources, and so on. For this reason, community leaders in West Sumbawa immediately sparked the idea of ​​establishing West Sumbawa Regency. The idea was then socialized to all components of society in the sub-districts of Sekongkang, Jereweh, Taliwang, Brang Rea, Seteluk, Alas Barat, Alas, and Utan Rhee in a meeting attended by community representatives from 8 (eight) sub-districts on March 10. 2000. It was at that meeting that the formation of West Sumbawa Regency was declared, and at the same time the West Sumbawa Regency Formation Committee (KPKSB) was formed, whose management accommodates representatives of eight sub-districts.

The Declaration on the Establishment of West Sumbawa Regency on March 10 2000 was an expression of the political will of the people in eight sub-districts represented by several of its leaders. This aspiration apparently received a positive response from the Regent and DPRD of Sumbawa with the issuance of Regent Recommendation No. 135/060 / PEM / 2000 and DPRD Recommendation No. 690/17/2001. The two institutions in their recommendations provided instructions for the KPKSB to carry out further outreach to the community in eight sub-districts. Formation of the KPKSB Participants in the declaration then appointed several people to form a working team that was tasked with doing various things necessary for the formation of West Sumbawa Regency. The working team was called the West Sumbawa Regency Establishment Committee (KPKSB), chaired by Ustadz Drs. M. Nur Yasin, and his members are dozens of figures from various components of society in eight sub-districts.

Based on the results of the socialization, the KPKSB conducted an internal evaluation and consolidation on April 23, 2002 which resulted in a refreshing of the management of the KPKSB Volume II chaired by KH. Zulkifli Muhadli, SH. and conduct a review of the boundaries of the West Sumbawa Regency. It turned out that the solidity of the community in 5 (five) sub-districts had succeeded in reaching a mutual agreement by determining territorial boundaries including the Subdistricts of Seteluk, Brang Rea, Taliwang, Jereweh, and Sekongkang, as well as establishing Taliwang as the capital of their regency with the distribution of district level offices / agencies in 4 (four) other districts. (Political Aspirations of West Sumbawa Society & Sumbawa Regency Government are attached). Thus, the establishment of West Sumbawa Regency is the pure idea of ​​all components of the local community, including the political will of the Sumbawa Regency government (executive and legislative) to be given the opportunity and full confidence to be able to better manage its own destiny in the form of a new district that is separated from the main district which is solely aimed at accelerating the development of development towards a dignified and prosperous society evenly throughout all regions within the framework of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia.



West Sumbawa Regency consists of 8 districts, namely:

·      Brang Ene

·      Brang Rea

·      Jereweh

·      Maluk

·      Poto Tano

·      Sekongkang

·      Sway

·      Taliwang (as well as the district capital)



Geographically, West Sumbawa Regency is located in the western part of the island of Sumbawa, to be precise between 08o 29 'and 9o 07' south latitude and between 116o 42 '- 117o 05' east longitude. West Sumbawa is directly adjacent to the Alas Strait to the west, the Indonesian Ocean to the south and Sumbawa Regency to the north and east. The area of ​​West Sumbawa Regency is around 1,849.02 km2, with an altitude between 0-1,730 meters above sea level. West Sumbawa Regency has 16 small islands, all of which have been named. Most of the area of ​​West Sumbawa (93,102 ha or 50.53 percent) is an area with a very steep topography or has a land slope of over 40%.


With the hilly topography of the area and steep access between regions in West Sumbawa Regency, it is relatively difficult. To facilitate bureaucratic services and equitable development, West Sumbawa Regency is divided into eight sub-district administrative areas. The division of village administrative areas is made in such a way that it can reach all West Sumbawa people. In 2018 the eight sub-districts were divided into 64 villages / wards and 220 hamlets / neighborhoods, which were spread out from Poto Tano District in the north to Sekongkang District in the South. With the approval of the 2013 State Civil Apparatus (ASN) law, the performance of the state apparatus is increasingly demanded to be better. Excellent public service is the main demand for the ranks of the government apparatus. The number of Civil Servants (PNS) in the Regional Government of West Sumbawa Regency in 2018 was 3,212 people, seen from the gender proportion of the number of male and female civil servants in West Sumbawa, which is relatively balanced with a ratio of 49.06 percent of male and 50 civil servants. , 94 percent of women. In detail, the categories of 42 employees are Group I, 768 are Group II, 1,850 are Group III and 552 are Group IV. Of these, there were 599 civil servants who held structural positions, consisting of 430 male civil servants and 169 female civil servants.


The population of West Sumbawa Regency based on the population projection for 2018 is 144,707 people, consisting of 73,382 male residents and 71,325 female residents. Compared to the population projection in 2017, the population of West Sumbawa has grown by 2.71 percent. Meanwhile, the figure for the ratio of sex in 2018 for the male population to the female population was 103. The population density in West Sumbawa Regency in 2017 reached 74 people / km2 with an average population per household of 4 people. Population Density in 8 sub-districts is quite diverse with the highest population density being located in Maluk sub-district with density of 151 people / km2 and the lowest in Sekongkang District of 26 people / km2.


The number of registered job seekers in West Sumbawa Regency at the Social, Manpower and Transmigration Office of Bireuen Regency in 2018 was 1,184 workers.


The human development index (HDI) is a measure of the quality of life of the inhabitants of an area. HDI is used internationally and is a tool for classifying the level of progress of a country. One of the indicators used to calculate the human development index is the indicator of school years and literacy rates. The improvement of human quality is very much determined by the quality of education. The West Sumbawa Regency Government has made efforts to meet the basic educational needs of its people by providing educational resources and prescriptions. Starting from the school building, teachers to teaching and learning equipment. In 2017 there were 277 schools from kindergarten to high school levels. With details of 105 TK / RA 106 SD / MI, 44 SLTP / MTS and 22 SLTA / MA.

Health and Family Planning

After education, health is the second indicator used to measure the quality of the population in an area. The health indicators used are life expectancy. The availability of adequate health facilities and personnel can increase life expectancy in an area. In 2018 there were 9 puskesmas spread across eight sub-districts and 64 pokesdes in all villages / wards, so it is hoped that health services can reach all West Sumbawa people.