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East Nusa Tenggara

Nusa Tenggara Timur
Kelimutu Banner.jpg
Nature in Florès.jpg
Boa Beach, Rote Ndao Regency, East Nusa Tenggara - panoramio.jpg
Labuan bajo.jpg
Komodo Flores Schiffsübernachtung.jpg
Pulau Kukusan flores.jpg
From top, left to right : Kelimutu, Nature in Flores, Boa Beach in Rote Ndao Regency, Labuan Bajo, view of Komodo Island, Dancers in Watublapi in traditional costume, Kukusan Island in Flores
Flag of East Nusa Tenggara
Official seal of East Nusa Tenggara
Location of East Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia
Location of East Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia
Country  Indonesia
Established 17 December 1958
(and largest city)
 • Total 47,245.82 km2 (18,241.71 sq mi)
Area rank 13th
Highest elevation
(Mount Mutis)
2,458 m (8,064 ft)
 (2014 Estimate)
 • Total 5,070,746
 • Rank 12th
 • Density 107.326870/km2 (277.97532/sq mi)
 • Ethnic groups Atoni or Dawan (22%)
Manggarai (15%)
Sumba (12%)
Belu (9%)
Lamaholot (8%)
Rote (5%)
Lio (4%)
 • Religion Roman Catholicism (51.83%)
Protestantism (38.68%)
Islam (9.28%)
Hinduism (0.19%)
Buddhism (0.01%)
 • Languages Indonesian, Kupang Malay, Lamaholot, Uab Meto, Bunak, Tetum
Time zone UTC+8 (Indonesia Central Time)
80xxx, 81xxx, 82xxx
Area codes (62)3xx
ISO 3166 code ID-NT
Vehicle sign DH (Timor), EB (Flores, Alor, Lembata), ED (Sumba)
HDI Increase 0.631 (Medium)
HDI rank 32nd (2016)

East Nusa Tenggara (Indonesian: Nusa Tenggara Timur – NTT) isa province of Indonesia. It is the east part of the Lesser Sunda Islands. It faces the Indian Ocean to the south and the Flores Sea to the north. There are more than 500 islands in the province. The largest islands are Sumba, Flores, and the western part of Timor. There is a land border between the province and the country East Timor. There are twenty-one regencies and the regency-level city of Kupang in the province. Kupang is the capital and largest city.

East Nusa Tenggara is the only province in Indonesia where most people are Christian It is the only Indonesian province where Roman Catholicism is the main religion. The area of the province is 47,245.82 km2. The population at the 2010 Census was 4,683,827. An official estimate of the population in January 2014 was 5,070,746. East Nusa Tenggara is one of the least developed provinces in Indonesia. Tourism is growing here. The most well-known attractions are Labuan Bajo, Komodo National Park, and Mount Kelimutu.

Provincial Government

This is a list of Governors of East Nusa Tenggara.

  • W. J. Lala Mentik (1960–1965)
  • El Tari (1966–1978)
  • Ben Mboi (1978–1988)
  • Hendrik Fernandez (1988–1993)
  • Herman Musakabe (1993–1998)
  • Piet Alexander Tallo (1998–2008)
  • Frans Lebu Raya (2008–2018)
  • Victor Laiskodat (2018–present)


Komodo dragon a large species of lizard living in this province
One of the crater lakes of Kelimutu
Traditional Sumbanese house in West Sumba

  • Official website of the NTT Tourist Office
  • The NTT website of the Indonesian Central Statistics Bureau (Badan Pusat Statistik or BPS) which provides data on a range of matters in the province. Especially helpful is the annual publication NTT dalam Angka [NTT in Figures] which provides very extensive statistics about a wide range of issues.
  • The local Kupang newspaper Pos Kupang gives local news coverage of many provincial events.
  • Website on music from the islands of Roti and Lombok.

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