Mamuju (city)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Mamuju
Town
Landscape of Mamuju City
Landscape of Mamuju City
Mamuju is located in Sulawesi
Mamuju
Mamuju
Location in Sulawesi and Indonesia
Mamuju is located in Indonesia
Mamuju
Mamuju
Mamuju (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 2°40′07″S 118°51′44″E / 2.66861°S 118.86222°E / -2.66861; 118.86222
Country  Indonesia
Region Sulawesi
Province  West Sulawesi
Regency Mamuju Regency
Founded 14 July 1540
Elevation 390 m (1,280 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 107,864
Time zone UTC+8 (Indonesia Central Time)
Area code (+62) 426
Website kotamamuju.com

Mamuju is the capital of the Indonesian province of West Sulawesi. The city was formerly part of South Sulawesi province.

Education[edit]

Education in Mamuju extends up to SMA III (Year 12) and people from surrounding areas (especially the area of Kalumpang) will travel to Mamuju to further their education.[citation needed] For students that wish to pursue a tertiary education must travel to larger towns like Makassar.[citation needed]

Agriculture[edit]

Agriculture in this area includes jackfruit, rambutan, durian, rice, and bananas.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

Like many places in West Sulawesi, Mamuju is a predominantly Muslim city, with many mosques. However, Christianity has established a presence with several churches in this town. Buddhism is an extremely small contingent of the peoples faith and Hinduism is realistically a blend of adat and Islam.[citation needed]

Culture[edit]

An annual sandeq race takes place every August from Mamuju to Makassar.

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Mamuju is twinned with:

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 2°41′S 118°54′E / 2.683°S 118.900°E / -2.683; 118.900