Pangkajene and islands

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Kabupaten Pangkajene dan Kepulauan

Pangkajene and islands

Coat of arms

Basic data
State Indonesia
Province South Sulawesi
Seat Pangkajene
Area 898.3 km²
Inhabitants 250.000
Density 278 inhabitants per km²
ISO 3166-2 ID-SN
Website (Indonesian)
Head of government Drs. Syamsuddin A. Hamid Batara
Kalksteinfelsen und Reisfelder bei Pangkajene (Ende 19. Jh.)

Limestone cliffs and rice fields near Pangkajene (end of 19th century)

Coordinates 4° 45′ S, 119° 30′ O

Pangkajene and Islands(Indonesian Pangkajene dan Kepulauan or abbreviated Pangkep) is an Indonesian government district (kabupaten) in South Sulawesi province. The capital is Pangkajene. The Pangkajene River of the same name flows through the area. The government district has an area of 898.29 km² and a population of about 250,000 people. The district includes the many small surrounding sperm islands (Kepulauan Spermonde).

Pangkajene was previously a sub-municipality of the Greater Makassar Autonomous Region along with the other sub-municipalities of Makassar, Gowa, Maros, Jeneponto and Takalar. Since 10 February 1960, Pangkajene and Islands has been an independent government district in the province of South Sulawesi.

Management structure

Pangkajene and Islands District is composed of 13 administrative districts(Kecamatan) as of 2010:[1]

Name Population
Census 2010
Liukang Tangaya 18.318
Liukang Kalmas 12.920
Liukang Tupabbiring 16.895
Liukang Tupabbiring Utara 12.343
Pangkajene 41.701
Minasatene 32.970
Balocci 15.450
Tondong Tallasa 8.637
Bungoro 38.851
Labakkang 43.730
Ma’rang 29.915
Segiri 20.037
Mandalle 13.870


Some of the oldest paintings in human history were discovered in Leang Bulu’ Sipong 4 cave, one of the karst caves in the Maros-Pangkep region, and the hunting scenes of Anoa cattle – an endangered species today – dated to around 40,000 years ago in 2019.[2]

Individual references

  1. Biro Pusat Statistics, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. Cave painting: let there be art, TimeOnline, December 11, 2019

Web links

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