Central Sulawesi

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Central Sulawesi (Sulawesi Tengah) is a province in Indonesia, located in the central part of the island of Sulawesi. The province is bordered by Gorontalo and North Sulawesi to the north, West Sulawesi and South Sulawesi to the south, Maluku to the east, and the Makassar Strait to the west.

Geography[edit | edit source]

Central Sulawesi has a diverse range of geographical features, from coastal plains to mountainous areas. The province is home to several mountain ranges, including the Lore Lindu National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

History[edit | edit source]

The history of Central Sulawesi is rich and diverse, with evidence of prehistoric human habitation dating back thousands of years. The region was part of the Majapahit Empire in the 13th and 14th centuries, and later came under the influence of the Bugis and Makassar kingdoms.

Culture[edit | edit source]

The culture of Central Sulawesi is a blend of indigenous traditions and influences from other parts of Indonesia. The region is known for its traditional weaving, wood carving, and dance traditions. The Toraja people, known for their unique funeral rites, are one of the many ethnic groups in the province.

Economy[edit | edit source]

The economy of Central Sulawesi is primarily based on agriculture, with rice, cocoa, and coconut being the main crops. The province also has significant mining and fishing industries.

Cuisine[edit | edit source]

Central Sulawesi's cuisine is rich and varied, with dishes such as tinutuan, a type of porridge, and ikan bakar, grilled fish, being popular. The region is also known for its sago-based dishes.

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