Buol Regency

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Buol Regency
Kabupaten Buol
Country Indonesia
Province Central Sulawesi
Capital Buol
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 132,381
Time zone WITA (UTC+8)
Area code(s) +62 450

Buol Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Buol) is a regency (second-level administrative division) of Central Sulawesi Province of Indonesia. The administrative centre is the town of Buol.

Coordinates: 0°45′N 120°45′E / 0.750°N 120.750°E / 0.750; 120.750


The Buol Regency was divided at 2010 into eleven districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population.[1]

Name Population
Census 2010
Lakea 9,700
Biau 27,567
Karamat 8,296
Momunu 13,869
Tiloan 9,955
Bokat 12,609
Bukal 13,485
Bunobogu 8,814
Gadung 11,337
Paleleh 11,323
Paleleh Barat
(West Paleleh)


The Buol-speaking people live in the districts which now comprise the Buol regency (in Central Sulawesi Province) which borders the Gorontalo province. Formerly mountain dwellers, the Buol now live in scattered villages on the central part of the northern peninsula, to the north-west of the Gorontalo province. The history of the Buol region is one of the rise and fall of small kingdoms and their occasional confederation into larger entities for defense and conquest. Sometimes, the Buol people are treated as a subgroup of the Gorontalo people group due to cultural and linguistic similarities. The Buol language is part of a larger linguistic grouping called the Gorontalic family which also includes the Bintauna, Kaidipang, Bolango, Gorontalo, Lolak and Suwawa languages.[2]