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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.

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

Location map of South Sulawesi.

South Sulawesi (Sulawesi Selatan) is a province of Indonesia, located on Sulawesi island. The province is bordered by Central Sulawesi (North), South-Eastern Sulawesi (East) and West Sulawesi (West). The total land area is 62.482,54 kmē.

The provincial capital and largest city is Makassar. A portion of South Sulawesi was split-off to form West Sulawesi province in 2004.

Administrative division

South Sulawesi is divided into following regencies with their capitals:
  • Bantaeng Regency (Bantaeng)
  • Barru Regency (Barru)
  • Bone (Watampone)
  • Bulukumba (Bulukumba)
  • Enrekang (Enrekang)
  • Gowa (Sungguminasa)
  • Jeneponto (Jeneponto)
  • Luwu (Palopo)
  • East Luwu (Malili)
  • North Luwu (Masamba)
  • Maros (Maros)
  • Pangkajene Islands (Pangkajene)
  • Pinrang (Pinrang)
  • Selayar (Benteng)
  • Sinjai (Sinjai)
  • Sidenreng Rappang (Sidenreng)
  • Soppeng (Watansoppeng)
  • Takalar (Takalar)
  • Tana Toraja (Makale)
  • Wajo (Sengkang)

The cities are:
  • Makassar
  • Palopo
  • Pare-Pare

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Last revised on March 19, 2010
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