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North Sulawesi is a province
Provinces of Indonesia
The province is the highest tier of local government subnational entity in Indonesia. Each province has its own local government, headed by a governor, and has its own legislative body...

 of Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia , officially the Republic of Indonesia , is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 13,000 islands. It has 33 provinces with over 238 million people, and is the world's fourth most populous country. Indonesia is a republic, with an...

. It is on the island of Sulawesi
Sulawesi
Sulawesi is one of the four larger Sunda Islands of Indonesia and is situated between Borneo and the Maluku Islands. In Indonesia, only Sumatra, Borneo, and Papua are larger in territory, and only Java and Sumatra have larger Indonesian populations.- Etymology :The Portuguese were the first to...

, and borders the province of Gorontalo
Gorontalo (province)
Gorontalo is a province of Indonesia on the northern part of Sulawesi. The province was established in December 2000 after being split from North Sulawesi province...

 to the west (originally a part of North Sulawesi until 2001 when it became its own province). The islands of Sangihe
Sangihe Islands
The Sangihe Islands – – are a group of islands constitute 2 regencies in northern Indonesia, the Sangihe Islands Regency & Sitaro Islands Regency...

 and Talaud
Talaud Islands
Talaud Islands is a group of islands located north of Sulawesi island in Indonesia, northeast of the Sangihe Islands...

 form the northern part of the province, which border Davao del Sur
Davao del Sur
Davao del Sur is a province of the Philippines located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. Its capital is Digos City. The province is bordered by Davao City to the north, and Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato, and Sarangani to the west. To the east lies the Davao Gulf...

 in the Philippines
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

.

The capital and largest city in North Sulawesi is Manado
Manado
Manado is the capital of the North Sulawesi province of Indonesia. Manado is located at the Bay of Manado, and is surrounded by a mountainous area. The city has about 405,715 inhabitants, making it the second-largest city in Sulawesi after Makassar...

. In 2006 the province's population was about two million , of whom about 70% were Christian
Christianity
Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus as presented in canonical gospels and other New Testament writings...

 (predominantly Protestantism
Protestantism
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 with a sizeable Catholic
Catholic
The word catholic comes from the Greek phrase , meaning "on the whole," "according to the whole" or "in general", and is a combination of the Greek words meaning "about" and meaning "whole"...

 minority), one of the few exceptions in predominantly Muslim Indonesia. There are also Muslim
Muslim
A Muslim, also spelled Moslem, is an adherent of Islam, a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion based on the Quran, which Muslims consider the verbatim word of God as revealed to prophet Muhammad. "Muslim" is the Arabic term for "submitter" .Muslims believe that God is one and incomparable...

, Hindu
Hinduism
Hinduism is the predominant and indigenous religious tradition of the Indian Subcontinent. Hinduism is known to its followers as , amongst many other expressions...

, and Buddhist
Buddhism
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 minorities. The largest ethnic group is Minahasa
Minahasa
The Minahasa are an ethnic group located in the North Sulawesi province of Indonesia, formerly known as North Celebes...

n.

Demographics


North Sulawesi recorded 2,265,937 people in the decennial 2010 Census, with 1,157,551 males and 1,108,378 females, growing at 1.41% over the previous census. The slowest growing regency was that of the Sangihe Islands
Sangihe Islands
The Sangihe Islands – – are a group of islands constitute 2 regencies in northern Indonesia, the Sangihe Islands Regency & Sitaro Islands Regency...

. The province's largest city is Manado
Manado
Manado is the capital of the North Sulawesi province of Indonesia. Manado is located at the Bay of Manado, and is surrounded by a mountainous area. The city has about 405,715 inhabitants, making it the second-largest city in Sulawesi after Makassar...

 with 408,354 people.

Administrative areas


North Sulawesi is divided into ten regencies and four cities .

Regencies (seat):
  • Minahasa
    Minahasa Regency
    Minahasa Regency is a regency of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The principal town lies at Tondano....

     (Tondano)
  • North Minahasa
    North Minahasa Regency
    North Minahasa Regency is a regency of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The principal town lies at Airmadidi....

     (Airmadidi)
  • South Minahasa
    South Minahasa Regency
    South Minahasa Regency is a regency of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The principal town lies at Amurang....

     (Amurang)
  • Southeast Minahasa
    Southeast Minahasa Regency
    Southeast Minahasa Regency is a regency of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The principal town lies at Ratahan....

     (Ratahan)
  • Talaud Islands
    Talaud Islands Regency
    Talaud Islands Regency is a regency of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The principal town lies at Melonguane....

     (Melonguane)
  • Bolaang Mongondow
    Bolaang Mongondow Regency
    Bolaang Mongondow Regency is a regency of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The principal town lies at Kotamobagu....

     (Kotamobagu
    Kotamobagu
    Kotamobagu is a city in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. It has a population of 107,459 .-External links:* *...

    )
  • North Bolaang Mongondow
    North Bolaang Mongondow Regency
    North Bolaang Mongondow Regency is a regency of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The principal town lies at Boroko....

     (Boroko
    Boroko
    Boroko is a major suburb and commercial centre in Port Moresby, the capital city of Papua New Guinea....

    )
  • South Bolaang Mongondow
    South Bolaang Mongondow Regency
    South Bolaang Mongondow Regency is a regency of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The principal town lies at Boolang Uki....

     (Molibagu)
  • Sangihe Islands
    Sangihe Islands Regency
    Sangihe Islands Regency is a regency of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The principal town lies at Tahuna....

     (Tahuna
    Tahuna
    Tahuna is the Māori word for beach. It is the name of several places:*Tahuna, Indonesia, a town in Sulawesi, Indonesia*Tahuna, Otago, a suburb of Dunedin, New Zealand**Tahuna Normal Intermediate School, an intermediate school in Dunedin...

    )
  • Sitaro Islands
    Sitaro Islands Regency
    Sitaro Islands Regency is a regency located in Sangihe Islands, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The regency was formed basing on Law Number 15 Year 2007 from January 2, 2007 . The regency's area is 275,96 km² and total population is 64,987 people. Most of the population are fishers and farmers...

     (Ondong)


Cities:
  • Bitung
    Bitung
    Bitung is a city on the northern coast of the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. It is in the province of North Sulawesi, and faces Lembeh Island and the Lembeh Strait, which is known for its colorful marine life, in particular sea slugs. Bitung has a population of more than 100,000....

  • Kotamobagu
    Kotamobagu
    Kotamobagu is a city in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. It has a population of 107,459 .-External links:* *...

  • Manado
    Manado
    Manado is the capital of the North Sulawesi province of Indonesia. Manado is located at the Bay of Manado, and is surrounded by a mountainous area. The city has about 405,715 inhabitants, making it the second-largest city in Sulawesi after Makassar...

  • Tomohon
    Tomohon
    Tomohon is a city in Sulawesi in Indonesia. It is a new city in the province of North Sulawesi , Indonesia. Initially, Tomohon was a part of the Minahasa regency in North Sulawesi. There was a time when the inhabitants felt the necessity of upgrading the status of their residence into an autonomic...


Biodiversity


A 30 hectares of land at Paniki will be built as a biodiversity garden in an effort to restore the role of plantations and environment by showcasing a number of unique seeds and plants. It has been declared at the minister of agriculture's letter number 07/PD.320/M/1/2011 dated January 3, 2011.

External links

Sulut Official site Kotamobagu