Sangihe Islands Regency

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Sangihe Islands Regency
Kabupaten Kepulauan Sangihe
Lokasi Sulawesi Utara Kabupaten Kepulauan Sangihe.svg
Coordinates: 03°00′N 125°30′E / 3.000°N 125.500°E / 3.000; 125.500Coordinates: 03°00′N 125°30′E / 3.000°N 125.500°E / 3.000; 125.500
Country Indonesia
Province North Sulawesi
Capital Tahuna
 • Total 461.11 km2 (178.04 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 132,339
 • Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zone WITA (UTC+8)

The Sangihe Islands Regency (Kabupaten Kepulauan Sangihe) is a regency of North Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. It comprises a group of islands situated to the north of Sulawesi. It covers a land area of 461.11, and had a population of 126,100 at the 2010 Census;[1] the latest estimate (as at January 2014) was 132,339. The principal island is also named Sangihe, on which lies the main town of Tahuna.


The Regency is divided into fifteen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population.[2]

Name (English name) Population
Census 2010
Manganitu Selatan (South Manganitu) 9,902
Tatoareng 4,358
Tamako 12,991
Tabukan Selatan (South Tabukan) 5,860
Tabukan Selatan Tengah (South Central Tabukan) 2,708
Tabukan Selatan Tenggara (South Southeast Tabukan) 2,107
Tabukan Tengah (Central Tabukan) 10,217
Manganitu 13,904
Tahuna 15,948
Tahuna Timur (East Tahuna) 12,377
Tahuna Barat (West Tahuna) 5,943
Tabukan Utara (North Tabukan) 2,919
Nusa Tabukan 2,919
Kepulauan Marore (Marore Islands) 1,371
Kendahe 6,463

Underwater volcano[edit]

300 metres southeast of Mahangetang Island, there is the Mahangetang underwater volcano with bubbles and hot water surrounding the peak which only 4 metres below the water at low tide and 8 metres at high tide.[3]


  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ "Kepulauan Sangihe". September 2, 2012.