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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.

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This page is a short summary containing more general information about the province of Maluku. Extensive information on Maluku can be found in the directory 'Maluku' on this website.

Location map of Maluku.

Maluku is a province of Indonesia, comprising, broadly, the southern part of the Maluku Islands (also known as the Moluccas, Molucca Islands or Moluccan Islands).

The main city and capital of Maluku province is Ambon City on the small Ambon Island. The province has a population of 1,313,022 (2004).

All the Maluku Islands formed a single province of Indonesia from 1950 until 1999. In 1999 the Maluku Utara Regency and Halmahera Tengah Regency were split off as a separate province of North Maluku.

Regencies and cities

  • Buru (Namlea)
  • Kepulauan Aru (Dobo)
  • Maluku Tengah (Masohi)
  • Maluku Tenggara (Tual)
  • Maluku Tenggara Barat (Saumlaki)
  • Seram Bagian Barat (Dataran Hunipopu)
  • Seram Bagian Timur (Dataran Hunimoa)
  • Ambon City

List of major islands and island groups in Maluku

  • Ambon Island
  • Aru Islands (Kepulauan Aru)
  • Babar Island
  • Barat Daya Islands (includes Wetar Island)
  • Banda Islands (Kepulauan Banda)
  • Buru
  • Kei Islands
  • Leti Islands
  • Makian
  • Saparua
  • Seram
  • Tanimbar Islands (Kepulauan Tanimbar)

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Last revised on March 19, 2010
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