The province (provinsi or propinsi) is the highest tier of local government subnational entity in Indonesia. Each province has its own local government (Pemerintah Daerah Provinsi), headed by the governor (gubernur); and has its own legislative body (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Daerah). The Governor and member of representatives are elected by popular vote for 5 years term.
This page is a short summary containing more general information about the province of West Sulawesi. Extensive information on West Sulawesi can be found in the directories 'Sulawesi' and 'South Sulawesi' on this website.
Location map of West Sulawesi.
West Sulawesi or Sulawesi Barat (short form Sulbar) is a province of Indonesia, created in 2004. It is on the island of Sulawesi (formerly, Celebes) and includes the regencies (kabupaten) of Polewali Mandar, Mamasa, Majene, Mamuju, and Mamuju Utara, which were formerly part of South Sulawesi. The area of the province is 16,796.19 kmē. Its economy consists mainly of mining, agriculture and fishing. Its capital is Mamuju.
Sulawesi Barat is divided into the following regencies: