Sula Islands Regency
Kabupaten Kepulauan Sula
|• Regent||Hendrata Thes|
|• Vice Regent||Zulfahri Abdulah Duwila|
|• Total||1,787.63 km2 (690.21 sq mi)|
|• Density||58/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (IEST)|
|Area code||(+62) 921|
The Sula Islands Regency (Indonesian: Kabupaten Kepulauan Sula) is one of the regencies in North Maluku province of Indonesia. It consists of two of the three large islands comprising the Sula Archipelago, together with minor adjacent islands. The third island, Taliabu, was split off from the Sula Islands Regency in 2013 to form a separate regency.
|Name||English name||Area in
|Mangole Barat||West Mangole||158.30||7,084||7,771|
|Mangole Utara||North Mangole||227.61||10,115||10,937|
|Mangole Selatan||South Mangole||246.56||4,665||5,069|
|Mangole Tengah||Central Mangole||333.21||6,381||6,973|
|Mangole Timur||East Mangole||140.42||4,301||4,716|
|Mangole Utara Timur||Northeast Mangole||149.23||3,777||4,165|
|Sanana Utara||North Sanana||75.28||5,675||6,558|
|Sula Besi Tengah||Central Sula Besi||74.73||5,929||6,711|
|Sula Besi Timur||East Sula Besi||82.18||3,100||3,407|
|Sula Besi Selatan||South Sula Besi||88.49||4,298||4,654|
|Sula Besi Barat||West Sula Besi||128.26||4,707||5,185|
|Sula Besi Island||(total)||532.30||48,892||55,654|
According to government data, Sula Islands Regency's food crops include vegetables, groundnuts, cassava, sweet potatoes, durian, mangosteen and mango. As of 2005[update] the area of agriculturally active land was 24743.56 hectares with production amounting to 33,608.62 tons per year. Taliabu-Sanana District is the main producer of cloves, nutmeg, cocoa, copra and other coconut products. Fishery production is very diverse with and estimated sustainable potential of 40,273.91 tonnes per year of which only 22.8 percent is currently exploited. Forestry is considered a potential industry with the natural forest-based Classification Map TGHK RTRWP suggesting a forest area of 471,951.53 hectares, but much of this is protected or hard to access, due to steep slopes and transportation logistics, and the islands' main plywood company, PT Barito Pacific Timber Group (in Falabisahaya, West Mangole) has closed. Industrial activity is very limited. There is a gold mine in East Mangoli District (at Waitina and Kawata) and coal mines are located in the peninsula of West Sula Besi District, East Taliabu and Sub Sanana (Wai Village Ipa). Reserves of coal are estimated around 10.4 million tonnes.
The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism (Kemenpar) is ready to support the promotion of tourism destination potential on Sula Islands. Demographically located between the crossroads of Wakatobi and Raja Ampat tourist areas, it is ideally developed as marine tourism and special interest tourism for diving enthusiasts.
One of the support is Maksaira Festival at Wai Ipa Beach to Bajo Village Beach. On 2018 the festival as a cultural and marine tourism attraction event has entered the third year and will be listed as MURI record breaking for the largest grouper fishing participant targeted by 3000 participants in 2018, where year 2017 followed by 1700 participants.
The following species are native to the Sula Islands:
- Buru babirusa Babyrousa babyrussa
- Banggai cuscus Strigocuscus pelengensis
- Sula rat Rattus elaphinus
- Sulawesi flying fox Acerodon celebensis
- Lesser short-nosed fruit bat Cynopterus brachyotis
- Greenish naked-backed fruit bat Dobsonia viridis
- Long-tongued nectar bat Macroglossus minimus
- Pallas's tube-nosed bat Nyctimene cephalotes
- Ashy-headed flying fox Pteropus caniceps
- Sulawesi rousette Rousettus celebensis
- Swift fruit bat Thoopterus nigrescens
- Small Asian sheath-tailed bat Emballonura alecto
- Fawn leaf-nosed bat Hipposideros cervinus
- Small bent-winged bat Miniopterus pusillus
- Sula megapode Megapodius bernsteinii (Gosong Sula), status vulnerable
Introduced species include:
- Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2020.
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- Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
- Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2017.
- Wallace, Alfred Russel (1862). "2. List of Birds from the Sula Islands (east of Celebes), with Descriptions of the New Species" (PDF). Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 30: 333–346. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1862.tb06537.x.
- "Government Supports Tourism Promotion in Sula Islands". Lelemuku.com. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
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