West Sulawesi

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West Sulawesi
Sulawesi Barat
Province
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Clockwise, left to right : First 2 pictures are Banga (Pigafetta elata),Traditional Mandar Wedding, and Royal Mandar Graveyard
Flag of West Sulawesi
Flag
Official seal of West Sulawesi
Seal
Motto(s): Mellete Diatonganan
(Following the truth)
Location of West SulawesiSulawesi Barat in Indonesia
Location of West Sulawesi
Sulawesi Barat in Indonesia
Coordinates: 2°41′S 118°54′E / 2.683°S 118.900°E / -2.683; 118.900Coordinates: 2°41′S 118°54′E / 2.683°S 118.900°E / -2.683; 118.900
Country  Indonesia
Capital Mamuju
Government
 • Governor Ali Baal Masdar
 • Vice Governor Enny Anggraeny Anwar
Area
 • Total 16,787.18 km2 (6,481.57 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 1,284,620
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnic groups Mandar (48.06%), Toraja (14%), Buginese (10%) [1]
 • Religion (2016) Islam (82.22%)
Protestantism (14.82%)
Roman Catholicism (1.47%)
Hinduism (1.25%)
Buddhism (0.04%)
Folk (0.19%)
Confuism (0.01%).[2]
 • Languages Indonesian, Mandar, Toraja, Bugis, Makasar language
Time zone CIT (UTC+08)
Vehicle registration DC
HDI Increase 0.636 (Medium)
HDI rank 31st (2016)
Website sulbarprov.go.id
www.malaqbi.com

West Sulawesi (Indonesian: Sulawesi Barat) is a province of Indonesia. It is located in the western of the Sulawesi island. Its capital is Mamuju and the 2010 Census recorded a population of 1,158,651; the latest official estimate (for January 2014) is 1,284,620.

The province was established in 2004, having been split off from South Sulawesi.

Geography

It is on the Sulawesi (formerly Celebes) and includes the regencies (kabupaten) of Polewali Mandar, Mamasa, Majene, Mamuju, and Mamuju Utara, which used to be part of South Sulawesi. The area of the province is 16,796.19 km2.

Economy

Three women and two boys from West Sulawesi sell charcoal. Colonial period, 1937.

Its economy consists mainly of mining, agriculture and fishing. Its capital is Mamuju.

Administrative divisions

Governor Office of West Sulawesi

West Sulawesi Province is divided into five regencies, listed below with their (provisional) populations at the 2010 Census.[3]

A sixth regency - Central Mamuju Regency (Kabupaten Mamuju Tengah) - has subsequently been cut out of the existing Mamuju Regency on 14 December 2012; its administrative capital is Tobadak. The area and population are included in the figures for Mamuju Residency given above.

Name Area (km2) Population
Census 2010
Population
2014 estimate
Capital HDI[4]
2014 estimate
Central Mamuju Regency included in
Mamuju Regency
included in
Mamuju Regency
included in
Mamuju Regency
Tobadak 0.614 (Medium)
Majene Regency 947.84 151,107 167,535 Majene 0.637 (Medium)
Mamasa Regency 3,005.88 140,082 155,312 Mamasa 0.628 (Medium)
Mamuju 8,014.06 336,973 373,609 Mamuju 0.647 (Medium)
Pasangkayu Regency 3,043.75 134,369 148,978 Pasangkayu 0.640 (Medium)
Polewali Mandar Regency 1,775.65 396,120 439,186 Polewali 0.600 (Medium)
Total Province 16,787.18 1,158,651 1,284,620 6 0.622 (Medium)

Demographics

Its population as 2010 census is 1,158,651 increasing at 2.67% annually. Of those 171,356 are classified as below the poverty line of Indonesia.[5]

Religion

Religion by Regency in West Sulawesi Province (2016)[2]
Regency/City Islam Christian Chatolic Hinduism Buddhism Konghucu Folk
Majene 99.75% 0.10% 0.10% 0.02% 0.03% 0.00% 0.00%
Mamasa 20.29% 70.80% 4.35% 2.92% 0.01% 0.01% 1.62%
Mamuju 81.61% 16.61% 0.87% 0.88% 0.02% 0.01% 0.00%
Central Mamuju 80.24% 12.90% 2.18% 4.57% 0.10% 0.01% 0.01%
North Mamuju 86.98% 6.99% 1.83% 4.19% 0.01% 0.01% 0.00%
Polewali Mandar 96.00% 2.77% 1.00% 0.19% 0.04% 0.00% 0.00%
West Sulawesi 82.22% 14.82% 1.47% 1.25% 0.04% 0.01% 0.19%


Religion in West Sulawesi (2010 census)[6]
religion percent
Islam
82.66%
Protestantism
14.19%
Hinduism
1.38%
Roman Catholicism
1.04%
Others
0.56%
Not Asked
0.09%
Not Stated
0.03%
Buddhism
0.03%
Confucianism
0.02%

See also

Polewali-Mamasa

References

  1. ^ "Sulawesi Barat, Cermin Politik dalam Dua Masa". February 24, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Sulawesi Barat Dalam Angka 2016, BPS
  3. ^ 2010 Indonesian Census
  4. ^ Indeks-Pembangunan-Manusia-2014
  5. ^ http://lokalnews.fajar.co.id/read/102408/29/warga-miskin-sulbar-171356-jiwa
  6. ^ "Population by Region and Religion in Indonesia". BPS. 2010. 
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