NUHU KIWANGAR

 

Area - 3,573 km˛

Population - 2,450,000 inhabitants

Density - 685 inhab./km˛

Major Cities - Purikali, 1,290,000; Bandajaya, 280,000; Masar, 160,000; Kautaira, 100,000; Ratangiti, 90,000; Karauyuni, 80,000; Tanuwari, 60,000; Masidi, 50,000; Beramar, 40,000; e Rataanga, 30,0000.

Dialects - Kauta (Purikali and south Kiwangar), 1,850,000; HaiimarataTaumelan (inland), 430,000 and (Malay, north and northeast coast), 170,000.

Religions - Christians (Kauta), Muslims (Aimarata and Taumelan), Buddhists (Chinese descendants).

GDP per Capita - KAH 32,300.00 yearly - KAH 35,400.00 in Purikali (2009)

Participation in the national GDP - 67% (Purikali 39%)

Industry - electronic devices; manufactured and computer products; naval; auto equipments and vehicles, textiles; food.

Agriculture - rice, spices, coffee, coconut, fruits and sago; fowl, goat, pork, and beef/buffalo.

Climate - Equatorial (monsoon); average temperature in the rainy season, 27ēC. In the dry season, 25ēC and in the lake region, 22ēC. Rain: 2,350 mm yearly.

Waters - Rivers: Mambaki, Hubi, Puramada, Lau, Yembela, Bidi, Riberaung, and Malin. Lake: Gajawatu

Major Peak - Rata Gajawatu, 1,232 m.

Name origin - Kiwangar derives from "kouru kewankar" that means, in aboriginal language, " island of fishermen".