Mamuju (city)

Mamuju is the capital of the Indonesian province of West Sulawesi. The town was formerly part of South Sulawesi province.

Mamuju
Aerial view of the Port of Mamuju
Aerial view of the Port of Mamuju
Mamuju is located in Sulawesi
Mamuju
Mamuju
Location in Sulawesi and Indonesia
Mamuju is located in Indonesia
Mamuju
Mamuju
Mamuju (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 2°40′07″S 118°51′44″E / 2.66861°S 118.86222°E / -2.66861; 118.86222
Country Indonesia
RegionSulawesi
Province West Sulawesi
RegencyMamuju Regency
Founded14 July 1540
Elevation
390 m (1,280 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total107,864
Time zoneUTC+8 (Indonesia Central Time)
Area code(+62) 426

EducationEdit

Education in Mamuju extends up to SMA III (Year 12) and people from surrounding areas (especially the area of Kalumpang) will travel to Mamuju to further their education.[citation needed] Students who wish to pursue a tertiary education must travel to larger towns like Makassar.[citation needed]

AgricultureEdit

Agriculture in this area includes jackfruit, rambutan, durian, rice, and bananas.[citation needed]

DemographicsEdit

Like many places in West Sulawesi, Mamuju is a predominantly Muslim town, with many mosques. However, Christianity has established a presence with several churches in this town, in addition to a small contingent of Buddhists.

ClimateEdit

Mamuju has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) with heavy rainfall year-round.

Climate data for Mamuju
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.1
(86.2)
30.3
(86.5)
30.5
(86.9)
30.8
(87.4)
31.0
(87.8)
30.3
(86.5)
29.9
(85.8)
30.8
(87.4)
31.1
(88.0)
31.9
(89.4)
31.2
(88.2)
30.4
(86.7)
30.7
(87.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.7
(80.1)
26.8
(80.2)
26.9
(80.4)
27.1
(80.8)
27.3
(81.1)
26.6
(79.9)
26.0
(78.8)
26.6
(79.9)
26.8
(80.2)
27.6
(81.7)
27.3
(81.1)
26.8
(80.2)
26.9
(80.4)
Average low °C (°F) 23.3
(73.9)
23.3
(73.9)
23.3
(73.9)
23.4
(74.1)
23.7
(74.7)
23.0
(73.4)
22.1
(71.8)
22.4
(72.3)
22.5
(72.5)
23.3
(73.9)
23.4
(74.1)
23.3
(73.9)
23.1
(73.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 261
(10.3)
169
(6.7)
209
(8.2)
228
(9.0)
272
(10.7)
244
(9.6)
151
(5.9)
183
(7.2)
149
(5.9)
199
(7.8)
258
(10.2)
210
(8.3)
2,533
(99.8)
Source: [1]

CultureEdit

An annual sandeq race takes place every August from Mamuju to Makassar.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Mamuju is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 2°41′S 118°54′E / 2.683°S 118.900°E / -2.683; 118.900