Parepare

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Parepare
City
Parepare City
Pare-Pare panoramic view
Pare-Pare panoramic view
Coat of arms of Parepare
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Bandar Madani
Parepare is located in Sulawesi
Parepare
Parepare
Coordinates: 4°01′00″S 119°37′25″E / 4.01667°S 119.62361°E / -4.01667; 119.62361Coordinates: 4°01′00″S 119°37′25″E / 4.01667°S 119.62361°E / -4.01667; 119.62361
Country  Indonesia
Province South Sulawesi
Established 17 February 1960
Government
 • Mayor Taufan Pawe (Golongan Karya)
 • Vice Mayor Faisal Andi Sapada
 • Leader of People's Representative Council Muhadir Hadade
Population (2010)
 • Total 129,542
Time zone WITA (UTC+8)
Website pareparekota.go.id

Parepare is a city (kota) in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, located on the southwest coast of Sulawesi, about 155 km (96 mi) north of the provincial capital of Makassar. A port town, it is one of the major population centers of the Bugis people. The city has a population of 129,542 people, according to the 2010 Census.

Jusuf Habibie, the third President of Indonesia, was born in Parepare.

History[edit]

In the early development of this current plateau, called Parepare, formerly was just a thicket of bushes which had many holes slightly sloping land, which grows wild irregularly, ranging from the northern (Cappa Edge) up to the route south city. As the time goes by, those bushes are now become the city of Parepare.

At early begin, there was kingdoms which stands on Parepare, the kingdom of Suppa in the 14th century and Bacukiki Kingdom in the 15th century.

The words Parepare was coming from the sentence of The King of Gowa “Bajiki Ni Pare” which means “(Ports in this region) is good.” Since then, the name “Parepare” is refer to the Port City. Parepare finally visited by Malays people who came to trade into the region of Suppa.

Seeing the strategic position as a harbor protected by a headland in the front side, and had been visited by the people, the Dutch had been conquer this place at the first time and making it an important city in the territory of the central part of South Sulawesi.

At the time of the Dutch East Indies, in Parepare, there was a Resident Assistant and a Controlur or Gezag Hebber as Head of Government (the Dutch East Indies), with the status of the region is named the “Afdeling Parepare” which includes, Onder Afdeling Barru, Onder Afdeling Sidenreng Rappang, Onder Afdeling Enrekang, Onder Afdeling Pinrang and Onder Afdeling Parepare.

In each region / Onder Afdeling Controlur domiciled or Gezag Hebber. Beside there was the Dutch East Indies government officials, the structure of the Dutch East Indies Government was also assisted by government officials Bugis kings, namely Arung Barru in Barru, Addatuang Sidenreng in Sidenreng Rappang, Sporting Enrekang in Enrekang, Addatung Sawitto in Pinrang, while at Parepare there was Arung Mallusetasi. This governance structure, walking up to the outbreak of World War II that was when the Dutch East Indies Government deletion around the year 1942.

Administration[edit]

Pare-Pare (city) is divided into four Districts (Kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population.[1]

Name Population
Census 2010
Bacukiki 14,477
Bacukiki Barat
(West Bacukiki)
39,085
Ujung 32,231
Soreang 43,469

List of Mayor[edit]

No Name Took Office Left Office Vice Mayor
1
Andi Mannaungi
February 17, 1960
February 17, 1965
None
2
Andi Mappangara
February 17, 1965
1968
Andi Makkoelaoe
1968
1969
3
Andi Mallarangeng
1969
1972
4
Abdullah Adjaib
1972
1973
5
Parawangsa
1973
1977
6
Joesoef Madjid
1977
1983
Achmad Amiruddin
1983
July 28, 1983
7
Andi Samad Thahir
July 28, 1983
July 28, 1988
8
Mirdin Kasim
July 28, 1988
July 28, 1993
9
Syamsul Alam Bulu
July 28, 1993
July 28, 1998
10
Basrah Hafid
July 28, 1998
July 28, 2003
Tadjuddin Kammisi
11
Zain Katoe
July 28, 2003
July 28, 2008
Andi Sulham Hasan
July 28, 2008
October 28, 2008
Vacant
11
Zain Katoe October 28, 2008
November 22, 2010
Sjamsu Alam
Sjamsu Alam
November 22, 2010
March 18, 2013
Vacant
12
March 18, 2013
October 30, 2013
13
Taufan Pawe
October 30, 2013
Incumbent
Faisal Andi Sapada

Twin town[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ Bachtiar Adnan Kusuma (January 2001). Otonomi daerah: peluang investasi di kawasan Timur Indonesia. Yapensi Multi Media. ISBN 978-979-95819-0-7. 

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