Gianyar is a regency (kabupaten) in the Indonesian province and island of Bali, Indonesia. It has an area of 368 km² and population of 470,380, making it the second most densely populated district in Bali (after Badung). Its regency seat is Gianyar. The civil registry survey of April 2011 listed 480,447 people, of which 469,929 were classified as Hindu.
The town of Ubud, a centre of art and tourism, is located in Gianyar.
Condotels and Apartments ban
Although Badung Regency, Denpasar and Gianyar Regency are the three richest regions in Bali and most of their wealth comes from tourism, in February 2012 Gianyar Regency officially banned the construction of new increasingly popular condominium hotels (condotels) and apartment facilities. Unlike the Badung Regency and Denpasar where condotels and apartments remain in high demand for tourist developers and investors, Gianyar Regency wants to protect local entrepreneurs.
The regency is divided into seven districts (kecamatan), listed below with their 2010 Census populations:
- Sukawati 110,429
- Blahbatuh 65,875
- Gianyar 86,843
- Tampaksiring 45,818
- Ubud 69,323
- Tegallalang 50,325
- Payangan 41,164
Gianyar Regency’s civil registry recorded 480,447 residents by religion, in April 2012, 97.8% Hindu.