Interesting Facts and Figures about Makassar

Map of Sulawesi in Indonesia

Interesting Facts and Figures about Makassar city in Sulawesi.

  • From 1971 to 1999 Makassar was named "Ujungpandang" or "Ujung Pandang" which literally means "end or tip of view"

  • Makassar is The Largest City on Sulawesi Island, and
    The fifth largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, and Medan
  • Makassar City Area:
    175.77 square kilometres (67.87 sq mi)
  • Makassar Popullation:
    1.334 million (2010)
  • Nickname of Makassar: "Kota Daeng"
    Motto: "Sekali Layar Terkembang Pantang Biduk Surut Ke Pantai" (Once the sail is raised, back to the shore is not an option)
  • Makassar Football Club:
    Persatuan Sepakbola Makassar (PSM)
  • Time zone of Makassar: GMT+8 (or UTC+8)

See also:
Coto Makassar and Sop Konro, the Makassar signature dishes
Makassar Travel Guide
Wisata Makassar
Hotel in Makassar
Money Changer in Makassar