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Banggai Islands Regency

The Banggai Archipelago (Indonesian: Kepulauan Banggai) is a group of islands, which are located at the far eastern end of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. It makes up a newly established regency (kabupaten) of Central Sulawesi Province of Indonesia, created by splitting the existing Banggai Regency into a new Banggai Regency situated on the mainland of Sulawesi (capital, Luwuk) and a Banggai Islands Regency comprising the offshore islands (capital, Banggai town). In December 2014 a further splitting of the Regency was the removal of seven districts (including Banggai Island itself) to form a new Banggai Laut Regency. The archipelago is surrounded by the Banda Sea's Gulf of Tolo (Teluk Tolo), and the Molucca Sea. The Peleng Straits (Selat Peleng) separate it from mainland Sulawesi.

Banggai Islands Regency

Kabupaten Banggai Kepulauan
Official seal of Banggai Islands Regency
Location within Central Sulawesi
Location within Central Sulawesi
Banggai Islands Regency is located in Banggai Islands
Banggai Islands Regency
Banggai Islands Regency
Location in Banggai Islands, Sulawesi and Indonesia
Banggai Islands Regency is located in Sulawesi
Banggai Islands Regency
Banggai Islands Regency
Banggai Islands Regency (Sulawesi)
Banggai Islands Regency is located in Indonesia
Banggai Islands Regency
Banggai Islands Regency
Banggai Islands Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 1°24′31″S 123°12′23″E / 1.408619°S 123.206363°E / -1.408619; 123.206363Coordinates: 1°24′31″S 123°12′23″E / 1.408619°S 123.206363°E / -1.408619; 123.206363
ProvinceCentral Sulawesi
 • RegentZainal Mus
 • Vice RegentRais Adam
 • Total2,265.4 km2 (874.7 sq mi)
 • Total109,384
 • Density48/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (ICST)
Area code(+62) 462


Administratively: (2010 census)

  • Peleng group, 12 kecamatan, 109,384 people.



The Banggai Islands Regency was divided at 2010 into twelve districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population.[2]

Name Area in
Census 2010
Buko 188.2 9,376
Buko Selatan (South Buko) 142.2 7,881
Bulagi Selatan (South Bulagi) 332.5 9,716
Bulagi 318.2 9,529
Bulagi Utara (North Bulagi) 218.9 8,890
Peling Tengah (Central Peling) 154.5 9,244
Liang 124.7 8,768
Tinangkung 278.6 13,201
Tinangkung Utara (North Tinangkung) 122.6 7,670
Tinangkung Selatan (South Tinangkum) 123.5 7,204
Totikum 155.1 9,869
Totikum Selatan (South Totikum) 106.4 8,036


Merpati Nusantara Airlines served the islands from Palu (the capital of Central Sulawesi Province).[citation needed] There is also a bus service via Luwuk and thence by boat or ship to Banggai.

Endangered Banggai cardinalfishEdit

The Banggai Islands are home to the Banggai cardinalfish, a small endemic tropical cardinal fish with a big mouth which can be found at least in 10 locations.[3]


  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik Kabupaten Banggai Kepulauan
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ "Banggai Kepulauan". March 24, 2013.