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Landscape of Mamuju
Landscape of Mamuju
Country  Indonesia
Region Sulawesi
Province  West Sulawesi
Regency Mamuju Regency
Founded 14 July 1540
Elevation 390 m (1,280 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 107,864
Time zone Indonesia Central Time (UTC+8)
Area code (+62) 426

Mamuju is the capital of the Indonesian province of West Sulawesi.


Education in Mamuju extends up to SMA III (Year 12) and people from surrounding areas (especially the area of Kalumpang) travel to Mamuju for schooling. Students must travel to larger towns like Makassar for higher education.


Agriculture in this area includes jackfruit, rambutan, durian, rice, and bananas.


Most people in Mamuju are Muslim. There are many mosques. However, some Christians and Buddhists also live here.


There is a sandeq race every August from Mamuju to Makassar.

Sister cities

Mamuju has two sister cities:

  • Indonesia Gorontalo City, Gorontalo, Indonesia
  • South Africa Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa

Coordinates: 2°41′S 118°54′E / 2.683°S 118.9°E / -2.683; 118.9

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