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West Sulawesi
West Sulawesi

Sulawesi Barat
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Flag of West Sulawesi
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Motto(s): 
Mellete Diatonganan
(Following the truth)
Location of West Sulawesi Sulawesi 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
Established5 October 2004[1]
CapitalMamuju
Government
 o GovernorAli Baal Masdar
 o Vice GovernorEnny Anggraeny Anwar
Area
 o Total16,787.18 km2 (6,481.57 sq mi)
Population
(2015 Census)
 o Total1,279,994
 o Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demographics
 o Ethnic groups (2010 census)[2]45.42% Mandar
12.49% Buginese
10.91% Mamasa
8.12% Mamuju
4.92% Javanese
4.38% Kaili
2.61% Pattae'
2.19% Makassarese
1.96% Toraja
1.56% Galumpang
5.44% other
 o Religion (2016)[3]82.2% Islam
14.8% Protestantism
1.47% Roman Catholicism
1.25% Hinduism
0.19% Folk
0.04% Buddhism
0.01% Confucianism
 o LanguagesIndonesian, Mandar, Toraja, Bugis, Makasar language
Time zoneUTC+08 (CIT)
Vehicle registrationDC
HDIIncrease 0.636 (Medium)
HDI rank31st (2016)
Websitesulbarprov.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. The 2010 Census recorded a population of 1,158,651, while that in 2015 recorded 1,279,994.

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, Central Mamuju, and Pasangkayu, 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.[4]

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
Census 2015
Capital HDI[5]
2014 estimate
Central Mamuju Regency included in
Mamuju Regency
105,649 121,117 Tobadak 0.614 (Medium)
Majene Regency 947.84 151,107 163,637 Majene 0.637 (Medium)
Mamasa Regency 3,005.88 140,082 151,634 Mamasa 0.628 (Medium)
Mamuju 8,014.06 231,324 265,198 Mamuju 0.647 (Medium)
North Mamuju Regency
(Mamuju Utara)
3,043.75 134,369 156,133 Pasangkayu 0.640 (Medium)
Polewali Mandar Regency 1,775.65 396,120 42121,275 Polewali 0.600 (Medium)
Total Province 16,787.18 1,158,651 1,279,994 0.622 (Medium)

Demographics

Its population at the 2010 census was 1,158,651 increasing at 2.67% annually. Of those 171,356 are classified as below the poverty line of Indonesia.[6]

Religion

Religion by Regency in West Sulawesi Province (2016)[3]
Regency/City Islam Christian(Protestant) Catholic Hinduism Buddhism Confucianism(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%
Pasangkayu 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)[7]
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. ^ http://www.dpr.go.id/jdih/index/id/27
  2. ^ Ananta, Aris; Arifin, Evi Nurvidya; Hasbullah, M Sairi; Handayani, Nur Budi; Pramono, Agus (2015). Demography of Indonesia's Ethnicity. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. ISBN 978-981-4519-87-8. P. 102.
  3. ^ a b Sulawesi Barat Dalam Angka 2016, BPS
  4. ^ 2010 Indonesian Census
  5. ^ Indeks-Pembangunan-Manusia-2014
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Population by Region and Religion in Indonesia". BPS. 2010.

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