Gorontalo (city)

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Gorontalo City

Kota Gorontalo
Official seal of Gorontalo City
Location within Gorontalo Province
Location within Gorontalo Province
Gorontalo City is located in Sulawesi
Gorontalo City
Gorontalo City
Location in Sulawesi and Indonesia
Gorontalo City is located in Indonesia
Gorontalo City
Gorontalo City
Gorontalo City (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 0°32′N 123°4′E / 0.533°N 123.067°E / 0.533; 123.067
Country Indonesia
Province Gorontalo
Founded18 March 1728
 • MayorMarten A Taha
 • Vice MayorBudi Doku
 • Total64.79 km2 (25.02 sq mi)
9 m (30 ft)
 (2010 Census)
 • Total179,991
Time zoneUTC+8 (Indonesia Central Time)
Area code(+62) 435

Gorontalo is a city and the capital of the Gorontalo Province, Indonesia. It is on the island of Sulawesi. The city has an area of 64.79 km² and a population of 179,991 at the 2010 Census.[1]


Gorontalo shares its borders with Bone Bolango Regency (to the north and east), Tomini Gulf (to the south), and Gorontalo Regency (to the west). Its elevation does not rise above 500 meters (1640 feet) above mean sea level[citation needed] and the average temperature is 26.5 °C[citation needed].


The largest hospital on Gorontalo is the Aloei Saboe Hospital.[citation needed]


Culinary in Gorontalo range from seafood to corn (as these can be easily found). Famous food "binthe Biluhuta" which is made out of corn, shredded coconut, basil, and some fish or dried prawns. Other than that, grilled tuna with chilly sauce is very popular.


The city is divided into six districts (kecamatan),[2] listed below with their 2010 Census Populations:[1]

  1. Kota Selatan (South City) district - 35,988
  2. Kota Utara (North City) district - 33,149
  3. Kota Barat (West City) district - 20,220
  4. Kota Timur (East City) district - 42,155
  5. Kota Tengah (Central City) district - 27,047
  6. Dungingi district - 21,568

Sister cities[edit]


  1. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ "Pemerintah Kota Gorontalo". 2009. Archived from the original on 12 May 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2011.

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Coordinates: 0°32′N 123°04′E / 0.533°N 123.067°E / 0.533; 123.067