Profile of Central Sulawesi
Central Sulawesi Province, before falling into the hands of the Dutch East Indies Government was a Kingdom Government which consisted of 15 kingdoms under the leadership of kings who later in the history of Central Sulawesi, known as the Seven Kingdoms in the East and in the Eight Kingdoms in the West. Since 1905, Central Sulawesi region entirely fell into the hands of Dutch East Indies Government, from the Seven Kingdoms in the East and Eight Kingdoms in the West, then by the Dutch Government made a Landschap-landschap or the centers of Dutch East Indies Government.
Central Sulawesi Province is located between 2o 22 North Latitude and 3o 48 South Latitude and 119o 22 - 124o 22 East Longitude.
It is adjacent to :
- Sulawesi Sea and Gorontalo Province in the north,
- South Sulawesi Province and Southeast Sulawesi in the south,
- Makassar Strait in the west,
- Maluku Province in the east.
Central Sulawesi is administratively divided into 10 regencies and one city, namely Banggai Islands, Banggai, Morowali, Poso, Donggala, Tolitoli, Buol, Parigi Moutong, Tojo Una Una, Sigi Regency and Palu City. Central Sulawesi has wide area of 61.841,29 Km2. The widest area is Morowali Regency with area of 10.004,28 Km2 and the smallest area is Palu City with area of 395,06 Km2.
In 2013, the economic structure of Central Sulawesi Province was dominated by agriculture, service, trade and building. For agriculture sector, the largest contribution by percentage of 34.54%, followed by the service sector of 17.64%, and trade, hotels and restaurants of 11.88% and 8.31% in the construction sector.
Main commodities of Central Sulawesi Province are plantation and service sector. Commodities of plantation are coconut, cocoa, oil palm, and coffee. Commodities of fishery are fishery catch, sea culture, fresh water pond culture and brackish cultivation. Commodity of forestry is rattan. Commodities of service sector are nature and marine tourism. Whereas the other supporting commodity of this province is mining with mining products such as iron ore and gold.
To support the economy, Central Sulawesi Province has airports that are scattered in various regencies/cities, namely Bubung Luwuk, Kasigincu Palu, Lalos Toli-Toli, Pagogul Buol and Mutiara Airport which is also the main airport. The airports located in Palu City have quite modern telecommunication facilities, navigation, visual equipments and have fairly modern visual equipments. For sea transportation, this province has a special or general port, including Pantolan Port located in Palu, Toli - toli, Luwuk, Poso and Salakan. In this province, there are also two roads, namely state and provincial roads. The provincial road length is 1619.26 km, while the state road length is 2181.95 km.
Sulawesi Tengah Dalam Angka 2014
Central Bureau of Statistics of Central Sulawesi Province
Jl. Moh. Yamin No.49, Palu 94114
Telp (0451) 483610, 483611, 483613
Fax (0451) 483612