West Sulawesi

Infobox Provinces of Indonesia
name = West Sulawesi
motto =
area_in_km2= 16796.19
ethnicity =
religion = Islam(83,1%), Christianity(14,36%), Hindu(1,88%), Buddhism(0,04%)
language = Indonesian, Mandar, Toraja, Bugis, Makkasar
governor=Anwar Adnan Saleh

West Sulawesi or Sulawesi Barat (short form Sulbar) is a province of Indonesia, created in 2004. It is on the island of Sulawesi (formerly, Celebes) and includes the regencies ("kabupaten") of Polewali Mandar, Mamasa, Majene, Mamuju, and Mamuju Utara, which were formerly part of South Sulawesi. The area of the province is 16,796.19 km². Its economy consists mainly of mining, agriculture and fishing. Its capital is Mamuju.

Administrative Divisions

Sulawesi Barat is divided into the following regencies :
* Mamuju Regency
* North Mamuju Regency
* Majene Regency
* Polewali Mandar Regency
* Mamasa Regency

External links

* [http://www.sulbar.com/open.php?page=Sejarah History of Sulawesi Barat]

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