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    Sulawesi (Celebes)  Indonesia
Location
Lat 2° 0' 0S Long 121° 0' 0E  Sulawesi Island is part of the Sunda Islands, located between Borneo to the northwest and the Molucca Islands (Maluku) to the east. When discovered by the Portuguese, named Celebes Island known by this name during the prewar period and during the Pacific War. Borders the Celebes Sea to the north, Molucca Sea to the east, Gulf of Tomini, Banda Sea to the southeast and the Makassar Strait to the west. Sulawesi Island includes several peninsulas: Minahassa Peninsula that forms the northernmost arm, East Peninsula and the South Peninsula and Southeast Peninsula.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese during January 1942. Attacked by Allied aircraft during the war. Bypassed by Allied ground forces, the area was occupied by the Japanese for the duration of the war.

Sulawesi (Celebes)

North Sulawesi Province (Sulawesi Utara)  located in the northern portion of Sulawesi (Celebes)
Gorontalo Province  includes Gorontalo on the southern coast of Minahassa Peninsula

    Central Sulawesi Province
Ambesia   Located on the Minahassa Peninsula on the southern coast
Togian Islands (Togean)   Located in the Gulf of Tomini
    West Sulawesi Province
Mamuju   Provincial capital located on the west coast Celebes Island
    South Sulawesi Province
Makassar (Makasser)   Located on the south peninsula of Celebes Island
Makassar Strait   Located on the south peninsula of Celebes Island
Limboeng (Limbung, Limboeng 1)   Located at the tip of the south peninsula of Celebes Island
Aloe (Allu, Alloe, Alu, Aloe)   Located at the tip of the south peninsula of Celebes Island
    South East Sulawesi Province
Kendari   Located on the southeast peninsula of Celebes Island.

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Last Updated
October 20, 2018

 

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