Gorontalo (city)

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Gorontalo City
Kota Gorontalo
Official seal of Gorontalo City
Lokasi Gorontalo Kota Gorontalo.svg
Gorontalo City is located in Sulawesi
Gorontalo City
Gorontalo City
Location of the city on Sulawesi
Coordinates: 0°32′N 123°4′E / 0.533°N 123.067°E / 0.533; 123.067
Country Indonesia
Province Gorontalo (province)
Regency Gorontalo Regency
Founded 18 March 1728
 • Total 64.79 km2 (25.02 sq mi)
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 179,991
Time zone WITA (UTC+8)
Area code(s) +62 435
Website www.gorontalokota.go.id

Gorontalo is a city and the capital of the Gorontalo Province, Indonesia. It 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 500 metres 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. 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