Gorontalo (city)

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Gorontalo
Gorontalo City
Kota Gorontalo
A view of Gorontalo
A view of Gorontalo
Coat of arms of Gorontalo
Location within Gorontalo Province
Location within Gorontalo Province
Gorontalo is located in Sulawesi
Gorontalo
Gorontalo
Location in Sulawesi and Indonesia
Gorontalo is located in Indonesia
Gorontalo
Gorontalo
Gorontalo (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
Government
 • MayorMarten A. Taha
 • Vice MayorBudi Doku
Area
 • Total79.59 km2 (30.73 sq mi)
Elevation
9 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2020 Census)
 • Total198,539
 [1]
Time zoneUTC+8 (Indonesia Central Time)
Area code(+62) 435
Websitewww.gorontalokota.go.id

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 79.59 km2 and had a population of 179,991 at the 2010 Census[2] and 198,539 at the 2020 Census.[1]

Geography[edit]

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 metres or 1,640 feet above mean sea level[citation needed] and the average temperature is 26.5 °C or 79.7 °F[citation needed].

Administrative Districts[edit]

As the time of the 2010 Census, the city was divided into six districts (kecamatan), and an additional three districts were subsequently created by the splitting of existing districts. The districts are tabulated below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[2] and the 2020 Census.[1] The table also includes the number of administrative villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan) in each district, and its postal codes.

District
Name
Area
in km2
Pop'n
Census
2010
Pop'n
Census
2020
No.
of
vill.
Post
codes
Kota Barat
(West City)
20.08 20,220 24,011 7 96131
-96136
Dungingi 4.67 21,568 25,439 5 96135
-96139
Kota Selatan
(South City)
2.81 35,988 20,287 5 96111
-96115
Kota Timur
(East City)
5.32 42,155 26,691 6 96112
-96119
Hulonthalangi 14.23 (a) 16,352 5 96111
-96117
Dumbo Raya 14.04 (a) 18,489 5 96112
-96119
Kota Utara
(North City)
8.02 33,149 20,692 6 96121
-96123
Kota Tengah
(Central City)
4.81 27,047 27,398 6 96127
-96129
Sipatana 5.05 (a) 19,180 5 96121
-96126
Totals 79.03 180.127 198,539 50

Note: (a) the population in 2010 of the three newly-created districts is included in the figures for the districts from which they were created.

Climate[edit]

Gorontalo has a relatively dry tropical rainforest climate (Köppen Af) with moderate rainfall year-round.

Climate data for Gorontalo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.8
(87.4)
30.8
(87.4)
31.2
(88.2)
31.9
(89.4)
31.7
(89.1)
31.0
(87.8)
30.8
(87.4)
31.4
(88.5)
32.1
(89.8)
32.5
(90.5)
32.2
(90.0)
31.5
(88.7)
31.5
(88.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.7
(80.1)
26.6
(79.9)
26.9
(80.4)
27.4
(81.3)
27.4
(81.3)
26.8
(80.2)
26.6
(79.9)
26.8
(80.2)
27.1
(80.8)
27.3
(81.1)
27.5
(81.5)
27.2
(81.0)
27.0
(80.6)
Average low °C (°F) 22.6
(72.7)
22.5
(72.5)
22.7
(72.9)
22.9
(73.2)
23.2
(73.8)
22.7
(72.9)
22.5
(72.5)
22.3
(72.1)
22.1
(71.8)
22.2
(72.0)
22.9
(73.2)
22.9
(73.2)
22.6
(72.7)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 101
(4.0)
95
(3.7)
101
(4.0)
105
(4.1)
148
(5.8)
133
(5.2)
117
(4.6)
74
(2.9)
67
(2.6)
99
(3.9)
128
(5.0)
117
(4.6)
1,285
(50.4)
Source: [3]

Infrastructure[edit]

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

Culinary[edit]

Cuisine 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.

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ https://en.climate-data.org/location/4806

External links[edit]

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