Makassar, South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia


🇮🇩 Makassar is the capital of the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi. It is the largest city in the region of Eastern Indonesia. The city is located on the south-west coast of the island of Sulawesi, facing the Makassar Strait. Makassar is not only the gateway of Eastern Indonesia, but also the epicentre of West and East Indonesia, as well as between Australia and Asia. Most of its inhabitants are Makassar people or 'Makassarese'.

Throughout its history, Makassar has been an important trading port, hosting the centre of the Gowa Sultanate and a Portuguese naval base before its conquest by the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. It remained an important port in the Dutch East Indies, serving Eastern Indonesian regions with Makassarese fishers going as far south as the Australian coast. For a brief period after Indonesian independence, Makassar became the capital of the State of East Indonesia, during which an uprising occurred.

The city has fifteen administrative districts. Its official metropolitan area, known as Mamminasata, has the addition of thirty-three further districts of neighbouring regencies. According to the National Development Planning Agency, Makassar is one of the four main central cities of Indonesia, alongside Medan, Jakarta, and Surabaya. According to Bank Indonesia, Makassar has the second-highest commercial property values in Indonesia, after Greater Jakarta. At present, Makassar has experienced a very rapid economic growth beyond the average growth rate of Indonesia.


Economy The city is one of Indonesia's primary port, with regular international and domestic shipping connections. It is nationally famous as an essential port of call for the pinisi ship, a wooden sailing ships which are among the last in use for regular long-distance trade.

During the colonial era, the city was widely known as the namesake of Makassar oil, which it exported in substantial quantity. Makassar ebony is a warm black hue, streaked with tan or brown tones, and highly prized for use in making fine cabinetry and veneers.

Nowadays, as the largest city in Sulawesi Island and Eastern Indonesia, the city's economy depends highly on the service sector, which makes up approximately 70% of activity. Restaurant and hotel services are the most significant contributor (29.14%), followed by transportation and communication (14.86%), trading (14.86), and finance (10.58%). Industrial activity is the next most important after the service sector, with 21.34% of overall activity. The Makassar Industrial Estate (Kawasan Industri Makassar), located within the city's boundaries, measures at 270.84 hectares.

Makassar, South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia 
<b>Makassar, South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia</b>
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Makassar was ranked #777 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Makassar has a population of over 1,508,000 people. Makassar also forms part of the wider Mamminasata metropolitan area which has a population of over 2,696,242 people.

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Twin Towns, Sister Cities Makassar has links with:

🇷🇴 Constanța, Romania 🇲🇾 Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia 🇦🇺 Lismore, Australia 🇵🇰 Peshawar, Pakistan 🇨🇳 Qingdao, China
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North of: -5.133

🇧🇷 Macau -5.113

🇧🇷 Timon -5.095

🇧🇷 Teresina -5.092

🇹🇿 Tanga -5.067

🇮🇩 Liwa -5.033

🇹🇿 Urambo -5

🇧🇷 Quixadá -4.969

🇧🇷 Açailândia -4.933

🇹🇿 Kigoma -4.877

🇨🇩 Kenge -4.8

East of: 119.417

🇨🇳 Zhenjiang 119.423

🇨🇳 Yangzhou 119.431

🇨🇳 Lianyun 119.435

🇨🇳 Liyang 119.477

🇨🇳 Qinhuangdao 119.52

🇨🇳 Ningde 119.524

🇨🇳 Rizhao 119.527

🇨🇳 Danyang 119.563

🇨🇳 Haigang 119.6

🇮🇩 Parepare 119.617

West of: 119.417

🇨🇳 Zhucheng 119.387

🇨🇳 Fuqing 119.383

🇨🇳 Guannan 119.351

🇵🇭 Roxas 119.33

🇨🇳 Fuzhou 119.306

🇨🇳 Gulou 119.3

🇨🇳 Yixing 119.3

🇨🇳 Haizhou 119.194

🇨🇳 Xinxu 119.194

🇨🇳 Xinpu 119.194

Antipodal to Makassar is: -60.583,5.133

Locations Near: Makassar 119.417,-5.13333

🇮🇩 Parepare 119.617,-4.017 d: 126.1  

🇮🇩 Pare-Pare 119.617,-4.017 d: 126.1  

🇮🇩 Mamuju 118.9,-2.683 d: 278.4  

🇮🇩 Kendari 122.509,-3.991 d: 365.5  

🇮🇩 Bima 118.717,-8.45 d: 376.8  

🇮🇩 Sumbawa 118.083,-8.783 d: 431.7  

🇮🇩 Sumbawa Besar 117.417,-8.5 d: 434.6  

🇮🇩 Palu 119.85,-0.883 d: 475  

🇮🇩 Taliwang 116.867,-8.733 d: 489.3  

🇮🇩 Selong 116.533,-8.65 d: 504.2  

Antipodal to: Makassar -60.583,5.133

🇧🇷 Boa Vista -60.671,2.819 d: 19757.6  

🇬🇾 Georgetown -58.155,6.805 d: 19688.5  

🇬🇾 New Amsterdam -57.517,6.25 d: 19653.8  

🇻🇪 Caroní -62.679,8.306 d: 19593.2  

🇻🇪 Ciudad Guayana -62.761,8.295 d: 19589.1  

🇻🇪 Ciudad Bolívar -63.548,8.138 d: 19547.3  

🇻🇪 Maturín -63.186,9.49 d: 19452  

🇹🇹 Penal -61.467,10.167 d: 19447  

🇹🇹 Princes Town -61.383,10.267 d: 19437.5  

🇹🇹 San Fernando -61.455,10.28 d: 19434.8  

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