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Masohi is a coastal town on the Indonesian island of Seram. It is the capital of the Central Maluku Regency (Kebupaten Maluku Tengah). It was the site of a detention camp for political prisoners in the 1970s. The headquarters of Manusela National Park is located in Masohi.

Masohi
Town
Masohi is located in Seram Island
Masohi
Masohi
Location in Seram Island
Coordinates: 3°17′56″S 128°57′58″E / 3.29889°S 128.96611°E / -3.29889; 128.96611Coordinates: 3°17′56″S 128°57′58″E / 3.29889°S 128.96611°E / -3.29889; 128.96611
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceMaluku
RegencyCentral Maluku
Time zoneUTC+9 (WIT)

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Christian-Muslim violenceEdit

The Maluku sectarian conflict impacted Masohi at the end of 1999 and in early 2000.[1] A fresh outbreak of violence occurred in 2008 in Masohi over alleged blasphemy by a teacher. Dozens of houses were burnt, as well as a church and a village hall. Five injuries were reported.[2][3][4][5]

TransportationEdit

  • Roads run east and west along the coast from Masohi. Another road goes over the mountains to Wahai on the north coast.
  • An airport exists here, linking Masohi with Ambon and Banda.
  • The sea port serves boats arriving from Ambon, Saparua and other parts of the Moluccas.

Around MasohiEdit

Points of interest include the cave Goa Akohi (near Tamilouw village) and a small lake, Ihu Allah.

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