Ruteng

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Ruteng
Ruteng is located in Indonesia Flores
Ruteng
Ruteng
Ruteng is located in Indonesia
Ruteng
Ruteng
Location in Indonesia
Coordinates: Coordinates: 8°36′46″S 120°27′47″E / 8.61265°S 120.463°E / -8.61265; 120.463
Country Indonesia
Region Lesser Sunda Islands
Province East Nusa Tenggara
Regency Manggarai
Elevation 1,188 m (3,898 ft)
Population
 • Total 34,569
Time zone WITA (UTC+8)

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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