Maumere

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Maumere
Maumere is located in Flores
Maumere
Maumere
Location in Indonesia
Maumere is located in Indonesia
Maumere
Maumere
Maumere (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 8°37′20″S 122°12′44″E / 8.62222°S 122.21222°E / -8.62222; 122.21222Coordinates: 8°37′20″S 122°12′44″E / 8.62222°S 122.21222°E / -8.62222; 122.21222
CountryIndonesia
RegionLesser Sunda Islands
ProvinceEast Nusa Tenggara
RegencySikka
Area
 • Total169.73 km2 (65.53 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total85,525
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 [1]
Time zoneUTC+8 (WITA)

Maumere is the administrative seat of the Sikka Regency and the second-largest town (after Ebde) on Flores Island, Indonesia. It lies on the north coast of the island and the port is in the north-west part of the town. Administratively the town is not a single district (kecamatan) within the regency, but is divided into three districts - Alok, Alok Barat (West Alok) and Alok Timur (East Alok).

Population[edit]

In 1992 Maumere had a total population of about 70,000,[2] but the town suffered considerable damage in the 1992 Indonesia earthquake, with 90% of all buildings being destroyed.[2] The more recent Census population in 2010 was 82,039,[3] and the most recent official estimate (as at mid 2017) is 85,527.[4]

In 2005, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Maumere was established in the town.

The reefs in areas surrounding Maumere (the Maumere Gulf) were once considered some of the finest diving in the world. However, a 2007 report found that 75% of the coral reefs had been significantly damaged or destroyed by the practice of bomb fishing, the use of toxic chemicals in fishing, and due to earthquakes.[5] One priority of the local community and government is the promotion of tourism. An annual cultural event, Maumere in Love, has been initiated as a step towards fostering both local and wider interest in the region around Maumere.[6]

Mother of All Nations[edit]

Mother of All Nations (Indonesian: Bunda Segala Bangsa) is a statue of Mother Mary in Nilo hill, 5 km south-west from Maumere. The statue stands 18 metres (59 ft) tall, but with its pedestal and foundation it is 28 metres (92 ft) tall. The 6-ton copper-clad statue was constructed on 2005, located at the peak of the 500 metre (1,640 ft) Keli hill, Nilo village, and has become the tallest statue raised in Sikka Regency.

Transportation[edit]

The city is served by Frans Xavier Seda Airport or Maumere Airport.

Climate[edit]

Maumere has a tropical savanna climate (Aw) with a long dry season and short wet season.

Climate data for Maumere
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.4
(86.7)
30.1
(86.2)
30.6
(87.1)
31.4
(88.5)
31.4
(88.5)
31.0
(87.8)
30.9
(87.6)
31.1
(88.0)
31.6
(88.9)
32.1
(89.8)
32.1
(89.8)
31.1
(88.0)
31.2
(88.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.5
(79.7)
26.3
(79.3)
26.4
(79.5)
26.7
(80.1)
26.5
(79.7)
25.9
(78.6)
25.4
(77.7)
25.3
(77.5)
25.9
(78.6)
26.8
(80.2)
27.5
(81.5)
27.0
(80.6)
26.4
(79.4)
Average low °C (°F) 22.7
(72.9)
22.5
(72.5)
22.3
(72.1)
22.1
(71.8)
21.7
(71.1)
20.8
(69.4)
19.9
(67.8)
19.6
(67.3)
20.3
(68.5)
21.6
(70.9)
23.0
(73.4)
23.0
(73.4)
21.6
(70.9)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 188
(7.4)
171
(6.7)
146
(5.7)
89
(3.5)
46
(1.8)
29
(1.1)
19
(0.7)
7
(0.3)
8
(0.3)
29
(1.1)
84
(3.3)
169
(6.7)
985
(38.6)
Source: Climate-Data.org[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Reports 1–9 United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs
  3. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  4. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2020.
  5. ^ "Some 75 percent of coral reefs in Maumere Gulf damaged", ANT - LKBN Antara (Indonesia), 31 May 2007
  6. ^ ID Nugroho, 'In love with Maumere', The Jakarta Post, 24 February 2012.
  7. ^ "Climate: Maumere". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 18 November 2020.

External links[edit]

  • Maumere travel guide from Wikivoyage