Location of Southeast Sulawesi in Indonesia
|• Governor||Nur Alam|
|• Total||38,140 km2 (14,730 sq mi)|
|• Density||58/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|• Ethnic groups||Buton (23%), Bugis (19%), Tolaki (16%), Muna (15%)|
|• Religion||Islam (96.2%), Christian (2.3%), Hinduism (1.1%), Buddhism (0.4%)|
|• Languages||Indonesian, Buton, Bugis|
|Time zone||CIT (UTC+08)|
Southeast Sulawesi (Indonesian: Sulawesi Tenggara, Sultra for short) is a province of Indonesia on the island of Sulawesi, forming the southeastern peninsula of that island, together with a number of large offshore islands such as Buton, Muna, Kabaena and Wawonii, plus smaller islands and islets. The capital of the province is Kendari, on the east coast of the peninsula.
The province has no highway connecting it to the rest of the island, and the primary transportation link is a ferry across the Bone Gulf between Watampone (Bone) in South Sulawesi and the port of Kolaka in Southeast Sulawesi.
The unrevised population of the province was 1,771,951 in the Indonesia 2000 census), increasing to 2,230,569 for the 2010 decennial census. The 2010 census recorded 1,120,225 males, and 1,110,344 females. Kolaka, Muna and Konawe Selatan were the 3 most populous regencies.
|Source: Badan Pusat Statistik 2010|
The main ethnic groups in Southeast Sulawesi are "Tolaki", "Buton", "Muna" etc.
Southeast Sulawesi is divided into twelve regencies (including the new East Kolaka Regency and Konawe Islands Regency, both established in 2013 from parts of Kolaka Regency and Konawe Regency respectively) and two autonomous cities, listed below with their (provisional) populations at the 2010 Census.1
|Konawe Regency #||260,830||241,428||Unaaha|
|North Konawe Regency
|South Konawe Regency
|Kolaka Regency #||266,015||314,812||Kolaka|
|North Kolaka Regency
|Bombana Regency ###||105,847||139,271||Rumbia|
|North Buton Regency
|Wakatobi Regency||96,413||92,922||Wanci, on
- * The 2005 population for North Buton Regency is included in the figure for Buton Regency.
- # The figures for the Konawe Regency include those for the newly established Konawe Islands Regency, and the figures for the Kolaka Regency include those for the newly established East Kolaka Regency (which is wholly insular, essentially consisting of the island of Wawonii).
- ## The 2005 population for North Konawe Regency is included in the 2005 figure for Konawe Regency.
- ### Bombana Regency is partly peninsula (the areas around Poleang and Rumbia) and partly insular (including all of Kabaena Island).
In 2012-13 the Indonesian Government enacted the creation of 11 new Regencies and Municipalities, including the following in Southeast Sulawesi:
- Konawe Islands Regency
- East Kolaka Regency
Currently under consideration is the establishment of 4 further regencies in Southeast Sulawesi:
- South Buton Regency
- Central Buton Regency
- West Muna Regency
- Raha Municipality
Sail Wakatobi-Belitung 2011 (SWB 2011) was the biggest international marine event in Indonesia, following Sail Banda 2010 and Sail Bunaken 2009. The rally started from Darwin, Australia on July 23 and finished in Singapore. In Indonesia it passed through 21 districts and cities.2
- Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.