Teluk Bintuni Regency
Teluk Bintuni is one of regency in West Papua province. The area of this regency reaches 18,114 km² covering 13.02% of the province of West Papua. Teluk Bintuni Regency consists of 24 sub-districts, 2 sub-districts, and 115 villages. It is located in the Bird's Head area, Papua Island. This regency is located in the lowlands with an average altitude of 0-100 meters above sea level.
Geographically, Teluk Bintuni Regency is bordered by Manokwari Regency in the north, Teluk Wondama Regency in the east, Fakfak and Kaimana regencies in the south, and South Sorong regencies in the west. Teluk Bintuni Regency has beautiful scenery and wide of abundant natural resources, especially the oil and gas sector.
Besides it is rich in natural gas, this area is also endowed with ample reserves of oil and coal. In addition to mining wealth, Teluk Bintuni area also produces shrimp and crabs. Within a year, Teluk Bintuni is able to supply up to 2 million tons of shrimp and crab to Jakarta and is able to export to several countries, such as Malaysia, Singapore, China, and Japan.
In the forestry sector, Teluk Bintuni has a mangrove area which is the largest nature reserve after Arizona in Brazil. Indigenous people on the coast of Teluk Bintuni live from this mangrove forests which have economic and ecological benefits, for example, maintaining the coastline, and the place where marine life lives, such as crabs, shrimp, fish, shellfish, tambelo caterpillars. It can be said that mangrove forest is useful for supporting people's livelihoods.
Teluk Bintuni Regency has potential that the local government continues to develop. As an industrial area, Teluk Bintuni continues to complete various infrastructures, including build a national-scale fertilizer factory. In addition to building industry, Teluk Bintuni also has many gorgeous tourist objects. There are many natural tourist destinations in Teluk Bintuni, perfect for those of you who have travelling hobby. Nature reserves, waterfalls, rivers, mountains, and beaches are types of tourist attractions that have special value from Teluk Bintuni.
How to get there?
From Manokwari Regency to Teluk Bintuni Regency, it is currently accessible by air and land. The main gate of this district is Bintuni. The flight service from Manokwari to Wasior Airport (Teluk Wondama Regency) is available once a week on a Twin-Otter aircraft with a passenger capacity of 18 people and takes about 50 minutes. Travel by land can be reached in about 12 hours by car or Jeep.