Makassar has been a centre for trading and shipping for centuries, and today has a large container and bulk goods port from which goods are shipped all over eastern Indonesia.

Which country is Makassar?

Indonesia
Makassar, also spelled Macassar or Makasar, formerly Ujungpandang or Ujung Pandang, kota (city), capital of South Sulawesi (Sulawesi Selatan) propinsi (or provinsi; province), Indonesia. It lies along the southwestern side of the southwestern peninsula of Celebes.

What is Makassar known for?

Makassar has been a centre for trading and shipping for centuries, and today has a large container and bulk goods port from which goods are shipped all over eastern Indonesia.

What island is Makassar in?

island of Sulawesi
The city is located on the southwest coast of the island of Sulawesi, facing the Makassar Strait. Makassar is not only the gateway of Eastern Indonesia, but also the epicenter of West and East Indonesia, as well as between Australia and Asia.

Which language is Makassar?

Makassarese (basa MangkasaraŹ¼), sometimes called Makasar, Makassar, or Macassar, is a language of the Makassarese people, spoken in South Sulawesi province of Indonesia. It is a member of the South Sulawesi group of the Austronesian language family, and thus closely related to, among others, Buginese.

Is Makassar a Bugis?

The Bugis language constitutes a part of the larger Austronesian family. It is among the major languages located in the southwest hempisphere of Sulawesi, the others being Makassar, Toraja, Massenrempulu and Mandar. These languages collectively belong to the South Sulawesi languages.

What is the population of Sulawesi?

19,896,951
Sulawesi

Geography
Largest settlement Makassar (pop. 1,423,877)
Demographics
Population 19,896,951 (2020 Census)
Pop. density 105.5/km2 (273.2/sq mi)

What is the population of Medan?

2,435,252
As of the 2020 Census, Medan has a population of 2,435,252 within its city limits, and over 3.4 million in its built-up urban area, making it the fourth largest urban area in Indonesia.

Is Makassar worth visiting?

Though it is overlooked as a tourism destination there are plenty of things to do in Makassar. With its strong historical roots, plenty of tasty food, and also amazing scenery, there are plenty of reasons to make Makassar the candidate for your next holiday spot.

What do Makassar Strait separate?

The Makassar Straits (Fig. 1) separate Borneo from Sulawesi in Indonesia and are situated within a complex tectonic region at the edge of the Eurasian plate. The northern straits are the deepest, with water depths of almost 2.5 km, and they open to the north into the Celebes Sea.