West Sulawesi (Indonesian: Sulawesi Barat) is a province of Indonesia. It is located in the western of the Sulawesi island. Its capital is Mamuju and the 2010 Census recorded a population of 1,158,651; the latest official estimate (for January 2014) is 1,284,620.
The province was established in 2004 and used to be part of the South Sulawesi.
GeographyIt is on the Sulawesi (formerly Celebes) and includes the regencies (kabupaten) of Polewali Mandar, Mamasa, Majene, Mamuju, and Mamuju Utara, which used to be part of South Sulawesi. The area of the province is 16,796.19 km2.
DemographicsIts population as 2010 census is 1,158,651 increasing at 2.67% annually. Of those 171,356 are classified as below the poverty line of Indonesia.
Administrative divisionsWest Sulawesi Province is divided into six regencies, listed below with their (provisional) populations at the 2010 Census.
A sixth regency - Central Mamuju Regency (Kabupaten Mamuju Tengah) - has subsequently been cut out of the existing Mamuju Regency on 14 December 2012; its administrative capital is Tobadak. The area and population are included in the figures for Mamuju Residency given above.
ethnic groups 1. the mandar 2. the buginese 3. the torajan
|Central Mamuju Regency||included in
|North Mamuju Regency
|Polewali Mandar Regency||1,775.65||396,120||439,186||Polewali|