Masamba

Masamba
District and town
Masamba is located in Sulawesi
Masamba
Masamba
Location in Sulawesi
Coordinates: 2°33′11″S 120°19′39″E / 2.55306°S 120.32750°E / -2.55306; 120.32750Coordinates: 2°33′11″S 120°19′39″E / 2.55306°S 120.32750°E / -2.55306; 120.32750
Country Indonesia
ProvinceSouth Sulawesi
RegencyNorth Luwu Regency
Area
 • Total1,068.85 km2 (412.69 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 Census)
 • Total38,024
 • Density36/km2 (92/sq mi)
 [1]
Time zoneUTC+8 (WITA)
Postal code
92912 ‒ 92961
Area code0473

Masamba is a small river town and district (kecamatan) in the North Luwu Regency of South Sulawesi Province of Indonesia which serves as the seat of the regency. The town lies on the Patikala River. It is served by Andi Jemma Airport. Much of the land in the region is swampy coastal plains with mangroves found in its shallow waters.[2]

A population of Bugis who are known to be Muslims come from Masamba.[3] A number of these Islamic Bugis moved out of the village into Rompo in the 1940s and into the lowlands of the region into Tabalu and Saatu in the 1950s and 1960s.[4] Rattan trading and making is said to be important to the local economy.[5] Coconuts are also grown near the coast in this region of Sulawesi.

Climate

Masamba has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) with moderate rainfall in September and October and heavy to very heavy rainfall in the remaining months.

Climate data for Masamba
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.7
(81.9)
27.9
(82.2)
28.0
(82.4)
28.0
(82.4)
27.8
(82.0)
27.0
(80.6)
26.4
(79.5)
27.5
(81.5)
28.0
(82.4)
29.2
(84.6)
28.7
(83.7)
28.0
(82.4)
27.9
(82.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.8
(74.8)
24.0
(75.2)
24.1
(75.4)
24.1
(75.4)
24.1
(75.4)
23.5
(74.3)
22.7
(72.9)
23.4
(74.1)
23.6
(74.5)
24.5
(76.1)
24.4
(75.9)
24.0
(75.2)
23.8
(74.9)
Average low °C (°F) 22.2
(72.0)
22.2
(72.0)
22.7
(72.9)
22.6
(72.7)
22.9
(73.2)
20.0
(68.0)
19.0
(66.2)
19.3
(66.7)
19.2
(66.6)
19.8
(67.6)
20.1
(68.2)
20.1
(68.2)
20.8
(69.5)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 259
(10.2)
247
(9.7)
295
(11.6)
397
(15.6)
287
(11.3)
209
(8.2)
157
(6.2)
133
(5.2)
104
(4.1)
117
(4.6)
225
(8.9)
288
(11.3)
2,718
(106.9)
Source: Climate-Data.org[6]

References

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Herman Theodoor Verstappen (1983). Applied geomorphology: geomorphological surveys for environmental development. Elsevier. p. 98. ISBN 0-444-42181-5.
  3. ^ Eva-Lotta E. Hedman (2008). Conflict, violence, and displacement in indonesia. Issue 45 of Studies on Southeast Asia, Cornell Southeast Asia Program, SEAP Publications. p. 189. ISBN 978-0-87727-745-3.
  4. ^ Gerhard Gerold, Michael Fremerey, Edi Guhardja (2004). Land use, nature conservation and the stability of rainforest margins in Southeast Asia. Springer. p. 93. ISBN 3-540-00603-6.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  5. ^ Eveline Ferretti (1997). Cutting across the lands: an annotated bibliography on natural resource management and community development in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia. Issue 16 of Southeast Asia Program series, SEAP Publications. p. 103. ISBN 0-87727-133-X.
  6. ^ "Climate: Masamba". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 19 November 2020.


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