Luwuk is the capital of Banggai Regency, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Its area is 72.82 km² following boundary changes in 2012 and 2015.[1] There used to be an oil industry in the region. At the 2015 Census it had a total population of 37,109 in the town.[2]

Luwuk
Luwuk is located in Sulawesi
Luwuk
Luwuk
Coordinates: 0°55′48.32″S 122°47′45.96″E / 0.9300889°S 122.7961000°E / -0.9300889; 122.7961000Coordinates: 0°55′48.32″S 122°47′45.96″E / 0.9300889°S 122.7961000°E / -0.9300889; 122.7961000
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceCentral Sulawesi
RegencyBanggai Regency
Area
 • Total72.82 km2 (28.12 sq mi)

The universities in Luwuk are UNTIKA and UNISMUH. Syukuran Aminuddin Amir Airport serves the area.

Luwuk has 3 indigenous ethnic groups - Saluan, Balantak, and Banggai.

ClimateEdit

Luwuk has a tropical savanna climate (Aw) with little to moderate rainfall year-round. It is one of the driest places in Indonesia.

Climate data for Luwuk
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)
31.1
(88.0)
31.4
(88.5)
31.2
(88.2)
30.6
(87.1)
30.2
(86.4)
30.9
(87.6)
31.6
(88.9)
32.2
(90.0)
32.1
(89.8)
31.4
(88.5)
31.2
(88.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.8
(80.2)
26.8
(80.2)
27.1
(80.8)
27.3
(81.1)
27.3
(81.1)
26.9
(80.4)
26.4
(79.5)
26.7
(80.1)
27.0
(80.6)
27.3
(81.1)
27.6
(81.7)
27.3
(81.1)
27.0
(80.7)
Average low °C (°F) 22.9
(73.2)
22.9
(73.2)
23.1
(73.6)
23.2
(73.8)
23.5
(74.3)
23.2
(73.8)
22.6
(72.7)
22.5
(72.5)
22.4
(72.3)
22.5
(72.5)
23.2
(73.8)
23.2
(73.8)
22.9
(73.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 76
(3.0)
89
(3.5)
114
(4.5)
130
(5.1)
118
(4.6)
131
(5.2)
124
(4.9)
71
(2.8)
25
(1.0)
32
(1.3)
66
(2.6)
75
(3.0)
1,051
(41.5)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2019.
  2. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2019.
  3. ^ "Climate: Luwuk". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved July 20, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)