North Gorontalo Regency

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North Gorontalo Regency
Official seal of North Gorontalo Regency
Lokasi Gorontalo Kabupaten Gorontalo Utara.svg
Country Indonesia
Province Gorontalo
Capital Kwandang
 • Type Kabupaten
 • Bupati Indra Yasin

North Gorontalo (Gorontalo Utara) is a regency of Gorontalo Province, Indonesia, stretching along the entire northern coast of the province. Its regency seat is Kwandang. It was established in 2007 under Law Number (Undang-Undang Nomor) 11/2007. The area is 1,230.07 km2, and it had a population of 104,068 at the 2010 Census.


The Regency comprises six districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population.[1]

Name Population
Census 2010
Atinggola 10,299
Gentuma Raya 7,972
Kwandang 35,965
Anggrek 20,230
Sumalata 16,038
Tolinggula 13,629


Saronde Island, is the number one tourist destination in this region. There were more than 16,000 tourist visited this Island in 2016. This island can be reach from Kwandang port using local boat transportation called Taxi Saronde. It takes 30-40 minutes to reach the Island from Kwandang seaport. White beach sand and crystal clear water is this island main attraction

Oranye fortress, this old Portuguese fortress can be found in Kecamatan Kwandang, near seaport. Built in 1500's, this fortress consist of three tower and large centre grassfield

Raja Island Conservation. The islands of Pepaya, Mas and Raja islands, located in Sumalata Village (about 30km from Saronde Island), have been named a nature reserve since the Dutch colonial time in 1936. Four of the only seven species of turtles can be found in the islands, the world's best turtle habitat. They include Penyu Hijau (Chelonia midas), Penyu Sisik (Eretmochelys imbricata), Penyu Tempayan (Caretta caretta) and Penyu Belimbing (Dermochelys coriacea). In 2011, the habitat was threatened by human activities such as illegal poaching and fish bombing activities; furthermore a lot of coral reefs, which represent a source of food for turtles, have been damaged.[2]


  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ "World`s best turtle habitat in Gorontalo threatened". 

Coordinates: 0°46′12″N 122°19′00″E / 0.77000°N 122.31667°E / 0.77000; 122.31667




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