Gorontalo (city)

Gorontalo is a city and the capital of the Gorontalo Province, Indonesia. It is on the island of Sulawesi. The city has an area of 64.79 km² and a population of 179,991 at the 2010 Census.[1]

Gorontalo
Gorontalo City
Kota Gorontalo
A view of Gorontalo
A view of Gorontalo
Official seal of Gorontalo
Seal
Location within Gorontalo Province
Location within Gorontalo Province
Gorontalo is located in Sulawesi
Gorontalo
Gorontalo
Location in Sulawesi and Indonesia
Gorontalo is located in Indonesia
Gorontalo
Gorontalo
Gorontalo (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 0°32′N 123°4′E / 0.533°N 123.067°E / 0.533; 123.067
Country Indonesia
Province Gorontalo
Founded18 March 1728
Government
 • MayorMarten A Taha
 • Vice MayorBudi Doku
Area
 • Total64.79 km2 (25.02 sq mi)
Elevation
9 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2010 Census)
 • Total179,991
Time zoneUTC+8 (Indonesia Central Time)
Area code(+62) 435
Websitewww.gorontalokota.go.id

GeographyEdit

Gorontalo shares its borders with Bone Bolango Regency (to the north and east), Tomini Gulf (to the south), and Gorontalo Regency (to the west). Its elevation does not rise above 500 meters (1640 feet) above mean sea level[citation needed] and the average temperature is 26.5 °C[citation needed].

ClimateEdit

Gorontalo has a relatively dry tropical rainforest climate (Af) with moderate rainfall year-round.

Climate data for Gorontalo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.8
(87.4)
30.8
(87.4)
31.2
(88.2)
31.9
(89.4)
31.7
(89.1)
31.0
(87.8)
30.8
(87.4)
31.4
(88.5)
32.1
(89.8)
32.5
(90.5)
32.2
(90.0)
31.5
(88.7)
31.5
(88.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.7
(80.1)
26.6
(79.9)
26.9
(80.4)
27.4
(81.3)
27.4
(81.3)
26.8
(80.2)
26.6
(79.9)
26.8
(80.2)
27.1
(80.8)
27.3
(81.1)
27.5
(81.5)
27.2
(81.0)
27.0
(80.6)
Average low °C (°F) 22.6
(72.7)
22.5
(72.5)
22.7
(72.9)
22.9
(73.2)
23.2
(73.8)
22.7
(72.9)
22.5
(72.5)
22.3
(72.1)
22.1
(71.8)
22.2
(72.0)
22.9
(73.2)
22.9
(73.2)
22.6
(72.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 101
(4.0)
95
(3.7)
101
(4.0)
105
(4.1)
148
(5.8)
133
(5.2)
117
(4.6)
74
(2.9)
67
(2.6)
99
(3.9)
128
(5.0)
117
(4.6)
1,285
(50.4)
Source: [2]

InfrastructureEdit

The largest hospital on Gorontalo is the Aloei Saboe Hospital.[citation needed]

CulinaryEdit

Culinary in Gorontalo range from seafood to corn (as these can be easily found). Famous food "binthe Biluhuta" which is made out of corn, shredded coconut, basil, and some fish or dried prawns. Other than that, grilled tuna with chilly sauce is very popular.

DistrictsEdit

In 2010 the city was composed of six districts (kecamatan),[3] listed below with their 2010 Census Populations:[1]

  1. Kota Selatan (South City) district - 35,988
  2. Kota Utara (North City) district - 33,149
  3. Kota Barat (West City) district - 20,220
  4. Kota Timur (East City) district - 42,155
  5. Kota Tengah (Central City) district - 27,047
  6. Dungingi district - 21,568

Since 2010, three additional districts have been created - Dumbo Raya, Hulonthalangi and Sipatana.

Sister citiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ https://en.climate-data.org/location/4806
  3. ^ "Pemerintah Kota Gorontalo". 2009. Archived from the original on 12 May 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2011.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 0°32′N 123°04′E / 0.533°N 123.067°E / 0.533; 123.067