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Provinces of Indonesia

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.


North Sulawesi
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This page is a short summary containing more general information about the province of North Sulawesi. Extensive information on North Sulawesi can be found in the directories 'Sulawesi' and 'Sulawesi Utara' on this website.


Location map of North Sulawesi.

North Sulawesi or Sulawesi Utara is a province of Indonesia. It is on the island of Sulawesi, and borders only Gorontalo province, which was split off from North Sulawesi in December 2000.

Its provincial capital and largest city is Manado. The region is predominantly Christian (70%) with Muslim and Hindu minorities, which is an exception in this largely Muslim country. The largest ethnic group is the Minahasa, who speak Manado Malay.

North Sulawesi has a population of about 1.97 million (2000 census).

Regencies and cities

North Sulawesi is divided into 9 regencies:
  • Bolaang Mongondow
  • North Bolaang Mongondow (not ratified yet)
  • Sangihe Islands
  • Talaud Islands
  • Sitaro Islands (not ratified yet)
  • Minahasa
  • South Minahasa
  • North Minahasa
  • Southeast Minahasa (not ratitied yet)

and 4 cities:
  • Bitung
  • Manado
  • Tomohon
  • Kotamobagu


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Last revised on March 19, 2010
    
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