Ruteng

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Ruteng
Ruteng is located in Flores
Ruteng
Ruteng
Location in Indonesia
Ruteng is located in Indonesia
Ruteng
Ruteng
Ruteng (Indonesia)
Coordinates: Coordinates: 8°36′46″S 120°27′47″E / 8.61265°S 120.463°E / -8.61265; 120.463
CountryIndonesia
RegionLesser Sunda Islands
ProvinceEast Nusa Tenggara
RegencyManggarai
Elevation
1,188 m (3,898 ft)
Population
 • Total34,569
Time zoneUTC+8 (WITA)

Ruteng is a small town towards the western end of Flores Island, Indonesia. It is the capital of Manggarai Regency, serviced by the Frans Sales Lega Airport or 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.

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  1. ^ "NASA Earth Observations Data Set Index".