Polewali Mandar Regency

Polewali Mandar Regency
Coat of arms of Polewali Mandar Regency
Motto: 
Sipamandaq
Lokasi Sulawesi Barat Kabupaten Polewali Mandar.svg
CountryIndonesia
RegionSulawesi
ProvinceWest Sulawesi
CapitalPolewali
Area
 • Total801.07 sq mi (2,074.76 km2)
Population
 (mid 2021 estimate)[1]
 • Total483,920
 • Density600/sq mi (230/km2)
Websitepolmankab.go.id
Sandeq boats in Majene

Polewali Mandar is one of the five regencies in West Sulawesi province of Indonesia. It borders on the regencies of Mamasa in the North, Majene in the West and Pinrang regency of South Sulawesi in the East. It covers an area of 2,074.76 km2[2] and had a population of 396,120 at the 2010 Census[3] and 478,534 at the 2020 Census.[4] The official estimate as at mid 2021 was 483,920.[5] The regency is inhabited by several ethnic groups such as Mandar, Buginese, Javanese and Toraja.

Mandar is an indigenous ethnic group forming the majority of the population. There are several national public figures originated from this region. The most famous one is the legendary Attorney General Baharuddin Lopa. The current provincial governor, Ali Baal Masdar, is the former regent of the region.[6]

The capital town is Polewali, located near the sea-side area, in the bank of Mandar Gulf and about 200 km (120 mi) away from the capital city of West Sulawesi, Mamuju or 250 km (160 mi) away from Makassar, the capital city of South Sulawesi.

This regency is considered quite fertile with large enough paddy farm as well as plantation for chocolate and coconut plants. The regency covers both coast-line and mountain areas.

Polewali Mandar is also known as the origin of prau sandeq, a boat propelled especially by sails or paddles.

History

Polewali Mandar Regency used to be part of Polewali Mamasa Regency, a former Indonesian Regency that used to be part of South Sulawesi but later became part of West Sulawesi province. In 2002, the regency was split into two smaller regencies:[7] Polewali Mandar Regency which is located on the sea-side region, and Mamasa Regency on the mountain area. Polewali Mandar is mainly inhabited by the Mandar ethnic group, while Mamasa is home to the Mamasa people, who are related to the ethnic group Mamasa.

Administration

The regency is divided into sixteen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[8] and the 2020 Census,[9] together with the official estimates as at mid 2021.[10] The table also includes the locations of the district administrative centres, the numbers of villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan) in each district, and its post code.

Name Area
in km2
Population
Census
2010
Population
Census
2020
Population
Estimate
mid 2021
Administrative
centre
No. of
villages
Post
code
Tinambung 22.02 22,317 24,801 25,030 Batulaya 8 91356
Balanipa 33.03 24,021 29,120 29,450 Balanipa 11 91354
Limboro 65.06 16,981 19,358 19,460 Limboro 11 91321
Tubbi Taramanu 430.56 18,273 23,161 23,420 Taramanu 13 91355
Alu 173.63 11,980 14,686 14,870 Petoosang 8 91325
Campalagian 116.01 52,307 63,930 64,710 Parappe 18 91357
Luyo 123.71 26,692 32,759 33,170 Mambu 11 91358
Wonomulyo 75.56 45,269 51,363 51,620 Sidodadi 14 91342
Mapilli 102.53 27,220 33,540 33,980 Mapilli 12 91359
Tapango 127.50 21,492 25,703 25,960 Tapango 14 91341
Matakali 72.70 21,310 27,511 27,990 Matakali 7 91352
Bulo 228.38 8,633 10,457 10,580 Bulo 9 91353
Polewali 30.36 54,843 65,800 66,480 Pekkabata 9 91311,
91313 - 91315
Binuang (a) 145.82 30,504 39,326 40,010 Amassangan 10 91312 (b)
Anreapi 91.09 9,273 11,184 11,310 Anreapi 5 91315
Matangnga 236.80 5,005 5,835 5,880 Matangnga 7 91350
Totals 2,074.76 396,120 478,534 483,920 Polewali 167

Notes: (a) including 8 offshore islands. (b) except the village of Mammi (with a post code of 91311) and the villages of Kuajang and Paku (with a post code of 91351).

See also

Polewali-Mamasa

References

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  2. ^ This is the figure published by BPS Polewali Mandar; note that the provincial level, BPS Sulawesi Barat, quote a figure of 1,775.65 km2.
  3. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  4. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  5. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.
  6. ^ Hopes fade after Indonesia crash. BBC News, 2 January 2007. Accessed 18 September 2017.
  7. ^ "UU No. 11 Tahun 2002 tentang Pembentukan Kabupaten Mamasa Dan Kota Palopo Di Provinsi Sulawesi Selatan" (PDF). Audit Board of Indonesia. 2002. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  8. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  9. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  10. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2022.

Coordinates: 3°24′48″S 119°19′30″E / 3.41333°S 119.32500°E / -3.41333; 119.32500

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