Banggai Islands Regency

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Banggai Kepulauan Regency
Kabupaten Banggai Kepulauan
Country Indonesia
Province Central Sulawesi
Capital Salakan
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 109,384
Time zone WITA (UTC+8)
Area code(s) +62 462
Banggai Archipelago

The Banggai Archipelago (Indonesian: Kepulauan Banggai) is a group of islands, which are located at the far eastern end of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. It makes up a newly established regency (kabupaten) of Central Sulawesi Province of Indonesia, created by splitting the existing Banggai Regency into a new Banggai Regency situated on the mainland of Sulawesi (capital, Luwuk) and a Banggai Islands Regency comprising the offshore islands (capital, Banggai town). The archipelago is surrounded by the Banda Sea's Gulf of Tolo (Teluk Tolo), and the Molucca Sea. The Peleng Straits (Selat Peleng) separate it from mainland Sulawesi.


Administratively: (2010 census)

  • Peleng group, 12 kecamatan, 109,384 people.



The Banggai Islands Regency was divided at 2010 into twelve districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population.[2]

Name Population
Census 2010
Totikum 9,869
Totikum Selatan
(South Totikum)
Tinangkung 13,201
Tinangkung Selatan
(South Tinangkum)
Tinangkung Utara
(North Tinangkung)
Liang, Sulawesi 8,768
Peling Tengah
(Central Peling)
Bulagi 9,529
Bulagi Selatan
(South Bulagi)
Bulagi Utara
(North Bulagi)
Buko, Sulawesi 9,376
Buko Selatan
(South Buko)


Merpati Nusantara Airlines services the islands from Palu (the capital of Central Sulawesi Province).[citation needed] There is also a bus service via Luwuk and thence by boat or ship to Banggai.

Endangered Banggai cardinalfish

The Banggai Islands are home to the Banggai cardinalfish, a small endemic tropical cardinal fish with a big mouth which can be found at least in 10 locations.[3]


  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik Kabupaten Banggai Kepulauan
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ "Banggai Kepulauan". March 24, 2013. 

Coordinates: 1°35′35″S 123°30′15″E / 1.5931°S 123.5042°E / -1.5931; 123.5042

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