Mamuju (city)

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Mamuju
Provincial capital
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
RegionSulawesi
Province West Sulawesi
RegencyMamuju Regency
Founded14 July 1540
Elevation390 m (1,280 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total107,864
Time zoneUTC+8 (Indonesia Central Time)
Area code(+62) 426
Websitekotamamuju.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, in addition to a small contingent of Buddhists.

Culture[edit]

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

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Mamuju is twinned with:

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