Polewali Mandar Regency

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Polewali Mandar Regency
Regency
Official seal of Polewali Mandar Regency
Seal
Lokasi Sulawesi Barat Kabupaten Polewali Mandar.svg
Country Indonesia
Region Sulawesi
Province West Sulawesi
Capital Polewali
Website www.polmankab.go.id
Sandeq boats in Majene

Polewali Mandar is one of the five regencies in West Sulawesi province of Indonesia. It is bordered with the regencies of Mamasa in the North, Majene in the West and Pinrang regency of South Sulawesi in the East. It has a population of 396,253 at the 2010 Census. The regency is inhabited by several ethnic groups such as Mandar, Buginese, Javanese and Toraja.

Mandar is an indigenous ethnic group forming the majority of the population. There are several National public figures originated from this region. The most famous one is the legendary Attorney General Baharuddin Lopa.

The capital town is Polewali, located near the sea-side area, in the bank of Mandar Gulf and about 200 km (120 mi) away from the capital city of West Sulawesi, Mamuju or 250 km (160 mi) away from Makassar, the capital city of South Sulawesi.

This regency is considered quite fertile with large enough paddy farm as well as plantation for chocolate and coconut plants. The regency covers both coast-line and mountain areas.

Polewali Mandar is also known as the origin of prau sandeq, a boat propelled especially by sails or paddles.

Administration[edit]

The regency is divided into sixteen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population.

Name Population
Census 2010[1]
Tinambung 22,317
Balanipa 24,021
Limboro 16,981
Tubbi Taramanu 18,273
Alu 11,980
Campalagian 52,307
Luyo 26,692
Wonomulyo 45,269
Mapilli 27,220
Tapango 21,492
Matakali 21,310
Bulo 8,633
Polewali 54,843
Binuang 30,504
Anreapi 9,273
Matangnga 5,005

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 Indonesian Census

Coordinates: 3°24′48″S 119°19′30″E / 3.41333°S 119.32500°E / -3.41333; 119.32500