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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.

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

Location map of South East Sulawesi.

South East Sulawesi (Sulawesi Tenggara) is a province of Indonesia on the island of Sulawesi. The capital of the province is Kendari, on the east coast of the peninsula.

The province is one of the most remote regions of Sulawesi; no highway connects it to the cities on the rest of the island, so the primary transportation link is a ferry across the Bone Sea between Watampone (Bone) in South Sulawesi and the port of Kolaka.

The population of the province is 1.771,951 (2000 census), most of which is centred on Buton island off the south coast of Sulawesi, and in and around Kendari.

From the seventeenth century until the early twentieth century, the region was the site of the Buton (Butung) sultanate.

Ethnic groups

The main ethnic groups in South East Sulawesi are "Tolaki", "Buton", "Muna" etc.

Administrative Divisions
South East Sulawesi is divided into 2 municipalities and several regencies:
  • Kolaka
  • Kolaka Utara
  • Kendari
  • Konawe Selatan
  • Bombana
  • Buton
  • Muna
  • Wakatobi

And municipalities:
  • Kendari
  • Baubau

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Last revised on March 19, 2010
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