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Ruteng is a small town towards the western end of Flores Island, Indonesia. It is the capital of Manggarai regency, serviced by Ruteng Airport. The population is predominantly Roman Catholic, but still preserve the ancient Manggarai custom of caci (whip fighting), which is usually practiced at weddings, and serves as a tourist attraction.

The Liang Bua archeological site is nearby, around 10 km to the north of Ruteng.

Coordinates: 8°36′46″S 120°27′47″E / 8.61265°S 120.463°E / -8.61265; 120.463