Mount Mutis

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Mount Mutis
Gunung Mutis
Mount Mutis is located in Indonesia (provinces)
Mount Mutis
Mount Mutis
Highest point
Elevation 2,427 m (7,963 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,970 m (6,460 ft) [2]
Coordinates 9°34′S 124°14′E / 9.567°S 124.233°E / -9.567; 124.233Coordinates: 9°34′S 124°14′E / 9.567°S 124.233°E / -9.567; 124.233
Location Timor, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Mount Mutis is the highest point of East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, at 2,427 metres (7,963 ft) above sea level.[3] It is located in the Gunung Mutis Nature Reserve in the South Central Timor Regency, 150 km (93 mi) from Kupang, around 40 km (25 mi) north of the town of Soe. The mountain is a popular climbing site.

The Dayuan people believe that the Almighty, who gives rain, wing, and life, resides on Mount Mutis.[4] Amongst local groups living in the area near Mt Mutis there is some concern that the development of local resources by mining and timber companies is doing environmental damage in the region.[5] The area around Mt Mutis is an Indonesian national park of approximately 12,000 ha in size. Environmental management is a major concern for the managers of the park.[6]


  1. ^ Other sources give 2,417 metres
  2. ^ "Mutis, Indonesia". Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Meto People on Mutis Mountain". Travel Destination Indonesia. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "East Nusa Tenggara - Places of Interest". Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Emmy Fitri, '"Indonesian Avatar" Fights Miners in Nusa Tenggara Timur', The Jakarta Globe, 15 February 2012.
  6. ^ Christian Lentz, Marthen Mello and Michel Bowe, 'Environmental management in Gunung Mutis: A case study from Nusa Tenggara Indonesia', research paper dated 28 January 1998, Digital Library of the Commons, Indiana University.

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