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Parepare City
Pare-Pare panoramic view
Pare-Pare panoramic view
Coat of arms of Parepare
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Bandar Madani
Parepare is located in Sulawesi
Coordinates: 4°01′00″S 119°37′25″E / 4.01667°S 119.62361°E / -4.01667; 119.62361Coordinates: 4°01′00″S 119°37′25″E / 4.01667°S 119.62361°E / -4.01667; 119.62361
Country  Indonesia
Province South Sulawesi
Established 17 February 1960
 • Mayor Taufan Pawe (Golongan Karya)
 • Vice Mayor Faisal Andi Sapada
 • Leader of People's Representative Council Muhadir Hadade
Population (2010)
 • Total 129,542
Time zone WITA (UTC+8)

Parepare is a city (kota) in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, located on the southwest coast of Sulawesi, about 155 km (96 mi) north of the provincial capital of Makassar. A port town, it is one of the major population centers of the Bugis people. The city has a population of 129,542 people, according to the 2010 Census.

Jusuf Habibie, the third President of Indonesia, was born in Parepare.


In the early development of this current plateau, called Parepare, formerly was just a thicket of bushes which had many holes slightly sloping land, which grows wild irregularly, ranging from the northern (Cappa Edge) up to the route south city. As the time goes by, those bushes are now become the city of Parepare.

At early begin, there was kingdoms which stands on Parepare, the kingdom of Suppa in the 14th century and Bacukiki Kingdom in the 15th century.

The words Parepare was coming from the sentence of The King of Gowa “Bajiki Ni Pare” which means “(Ports in this region) is good.” Since then, the name “Parepare” is refer to the Port City. Parepare finally visited by Malays people who came to trade into the region of Suppa.

Seeing the strategic position as a harbor protected by a headland in the front side, and had been visited by the people, the Dutch had been conquer this place at the first time and making it an important city in the territory of the central part of South Sulawesi.

At the time of the Dutch East Indies, in Parepare, there was a Resident Assistant and a Controlur or Gezag Hebber as Head of Government (the Dutch East Indies), with the status of the region is named the “Afdeling Parepare” which includes, Onder Afdeling Barru, Onder Afdeling Sidenreng Rappang, Onder Afdeling Enrekang, Onder Afdeling Pinrang and Onder Afdeling Parepare.

In each region / Onder Afdeling Controlur domiciled or Gezag Hebber. Beside there was the Dutch East Indies government officials, the structure of the Dutch East Indies Government was also assisted by government officials Bugis kings, namely Arung Barru in Barru, Addatuang Sidenreng in Sidenreng Rappang, Sporting Enrekang in Enrekang, Addatung Sawitto in Pinrang, while at Parepare there was Arung Mallusetasi. This governance structure, walking up to the outbreak of World War II that was when the Dutch East Indies Government deletion around the year 1942.


Pare-Pare (city) is divided into four Districts (Kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population.[1]

Name Population
Census 2010
Bacukiki 14,477
Bacukiki Barat
(West Bacukiki)
Ujung 32,231
Soreang 43,469


No Photo Name Took Office Left Office Vice Mayor Information
1 Andi Mannaungi February 17, 1960 February 17, 1965 Vacant Named Walikota
2 Andi Mappangara February 17, 1965 1968
PGS Andi Makkoelaoe 1968 1969
3 Andi Mallarangeng 1969 1972
4 Abdullah Adjaib 1972 1973 Changed name become Walikotamadya
5 Parawangsa 1973 1977
6 Joesoef Madjid 1977 1983
PJ Achmad Amiruddin 1983 1983
7 Andi Samad Thahir 1983 1988
8 Mirdin Kasim 1988 1993
9 Syamsul Alam Bulu 1993 1998
10 Basrah Hafid 1998 2003 Drs. H. Tadjuddin Kammisi, MM Ganti nama menjadi Wali Kota
11 M. Zain Katoe 2003 2008
PJ Andi Sulham Hasan, M.Si 2008 October 28, 2008 Vacant
11 M. Zain Katoe October 28, 2008 November 22, 2010 Sjamsu Alam
Plt Sjamsu Alam November 22, 2010 March 18, 2013 Vacant
12 March 18, 2013 October 30, 2013 Vacant
13 Taufan Pawe October 30, 2013 October 30, 2018 Faisal Andi Sapada

Twin town[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ Bachtiar Adnan Kusuma (January 2001). Otonomi daerah: peluang investasi di kawasan Timur Indonesia. Yapensi Multi Media. ISBN 978-979-95819-0-7. 

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