Banggai Islands Regency

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Banggai Kepulauan Regency
Kabupaten Banggai Kepulauan
Regency
Country Indonesia
Province Central Sulawesi
Capital Salakan
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 171,685
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
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.

Islands[edit]

Administratively: (2010 census)

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

[1]

Administration[edit]

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)
8,036
Tinangkung 13,201
Tinangkung Selatan
(South Tinangkum)
7,204
Tinangkung Utara
(North Tinangkung)
7,670
Liang 8,768
Peling Tengah
(Central Peling)
9,244
Bulagi 9,529
Bulagi Selatan
(South Bulagi)
9,716
Bulagi Utara
(North Bulagi)
8,890
Buko 9,376
Buko Selatan
(South Buko)
7,881

Transportation[edit]

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[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://bangkepkab.bps.go.id/index.php?70530054ea284675c8e9a1aea7776c5e767ef7b36141317e13e9ef34e27383c4 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