Sofifi is a town on the west coast of the Indonesian island of Halmahera, and since 2010 has been the capital of the province of North Maluku. It is located in North Oba (Oba Utara) District of the city of Tidore Islands. Previously, Ternate had been the province's capital.[2][3]

Sofifi
Sofifi.jpg
Sofifi is located in Maluku
Sofifi
Sofifi
Location in Maluku and Indonesia
Sofifi is located in Indonesia
Sofifi
Sofifi
Sofifi (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 0°43′28″N 127°34′50″E / 0.72444°N 127.58056°E / 0.72444; 127.58056Coordinates: 0°43′28″N 127°34′50″E / 0.72444°N 127.58056°E / 0.72444; 127.58056
Country Indonesia
ProvinceNorth Maluku
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total18,041
 [1]
Time zoneUTC+9 (Indonesia Eastern Time)
Postcodes
97827
Area code(+62) 921

Tourism-wise, Sofifi is far from being a popular destination. It is a spread-out place connected by wide roads and interspersed with forlorn-looking government buildings, Sofifi serves travellers mainly as a junction on the route to Tobelo.[4]

ClimateEdit

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

Climate data for Sofifi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.8
(85.6)
29.8
(85.6)
29.8
(85.6)
30.6
(87.1)
30.3
(86.5)
30.0
(86.0)
29.6
(85.3)
30.3
(86.5)
30.3
(86.5)
30.6
(87.1)
30.9
(87.6)
29.6
(85.3)
30.1
(86.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.2
(79.2)
26.2
(79.2)
26.2
(79.2)
26.8
(80.2)
26.7
(80.1)
26.4
(79.5)
26.1
(79.0)
26.6
(79.9)
26.3
(79.3)
26.5
(79.7)
27.0
(80.6)
26.0
(78.8)
26.4
(79.6)
Average low °C (°F) 22.7
(72.9)
22.7
(72.9)
22.7
(72.9)
23.1
(73.6)
23.1
(73.6)
22.9
(73.2)
22.7
(72.9)
23.0
(73.4)
22.4
(72.3)
22.5
(72.5)
23.2
(73.8)
22.5
(72.5)
22.8
(73.0)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 201
(7.9)
173
(6.8)
179
(7.0)
197
(7.8)
207
(8.1)
203
(8.0)
204
(8.0)
171
(6.7)
129
(5.1)
127
(5.0)
161
(6.3)
192
(7.6)
2,144
(84.3)
Source: [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oba Utara District population, according to Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2020.
  2. ^ http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/2e789/1298c4/4/[dead link]
  3. ^ "SBY Resmikan Perpindahan Ibu Kota Maluku". Kompas Cyber Media (in Indonesian). 3 August 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
  4. ^ Planet, Lonely. "Sofifi travel - Lonely Planet". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Sofifi climate: Average Temperature, weather by month, Sofifi water temperature - Climate-Data.org". en.climate-data.org. Retrieved 26 December 2021.