Thursday, December 15, 2011
The total area of Poso district is 8712.25 km2 or 12.8% of the area of Central Sulawesi Province. Administratively, until the year 2009 is divided into 18 sub-district, 133 villages and 23 urban village.Based on the results of population census in 2010 by CBS, Poso's population reached 209 252 people consisting of 100,504 women and male soul-Male 108,748 souls with sex ratio of 108 and the average population density is 20 inhabitants per km2.Poso town situated on the shoreline overlooking the bay of Tomini in one of the arches 'arm' of the island of Sulawesi. This makes the position of Poso to be very strategic in the middle of the island of Sulawesi. Transportation to and from the north - south of Makassar, Palu - Gorontalo and Manado, and east - west of Luwuk - Palu, Poso as a must through the central region. No wonder if in fact Poso first known as one of the important cities in the history of commerce and government in Sulawesi region.
Potential Poso RegencyThe agricultural sector is still a very dominant sector in the economy Poso regency, because in addition to the agricultural sector as the biggest contributor to the GDP formation Poso district that is equal to 43.88 percent in 2009 and is the main source of livelihood of the population with the largest employment of 59 percent of the population aged 15 years or older.In addition to the agricultural sector, Poso Regency also has significant potential for plantations such as cocoa, coconut, coffee, cloves and vanilla as the main product. In 2009 the amount of cocoa production reached 28,646 tons with a total area of 35,793 ha planting, oil production reached 3194 tons with a total area of 3357 ha planting, coffee production reached 574 tons with a total area of 899 hectares planted, clove production reached 155 tons in 1719 planted acreage Ha and vanilla production by 45 tons with the total area planted 424 ha.Forests are very spacious with a fortune in it, with proper management without damaging existing ecosystems is a major economic resource. The resulting production includes wood parts / pieces (wood crafts), firewood, bamboo, rattan, resin and so on.Poso District has an area of 299,170 ha protected forest, production forest area of 79,144 Ha Ordinary Permanent, Limited Production Forest area of 271,747 hectares, an area of forest that can be converted 34,157 ha and Forest Nature Reserve and Tourism Forest area of 145,452 ha.Pigs are a huge potential in Poso district in addition to other livestock. In 2009 the population of pigs in Poso district amounted to 66,708 head, the population amounted to 11,155 head of cattle, buffalo population amounted to 2902 tail, the tail of the goat population amounted to 1040, the population of 550 horse tails. While the chicken livestock in the district of Poso in 2009 the population reached 235,359 tails, as many as 41,975 head broiler, layer chicken population reached 11,262 tails and population of 16,756 duck tail.In addition to agriculture, horticulture and forestry, Poso Regency also has a leading commodity in the fisheries sector, both capture fisheries and aquaculture. In 2009 the production of marine capture fisheries and general reached 4942.91 tons with output value of 69.828 billion dollars, pond aquaculture production reached 116.40 tons worth 406 million dollars of production, marine aquaculture production reached 103 tons with a production value of 453 million rupiah, pond aquaculture production reached 96.10 tons with production value amounting to 1.025 billion dollars and Karamba aquaculture production reached 41 tons with production value amounting to 790 million rupiah.
Lore Lindu National Park (District Donggala and Poso district) area contains a potential 230 000 ha of tropical flora and fauna typical of Sulawesi megaliths and sculptures.
Lake Poso is located in the Tentena is one of the deepest and most beautiful lakes in Indonesia. Stretch of the lake area of approximately 32,000 ha with a depth of up to 510 m, offering a challenging natural beauty to be enjoyed and explored. Golden white sandy edges and the water is crystal clear like a choppy sea. In addition to inviting tourists, Poso lake also attract scientists to conduct research. Characteristics of water lakes also invite investors who are now developing certain types of fish for the export market. Lake Poso still leaves a lot of opportunities and challenges explored for further development.
Saluopa Waterfall, is a tiered waterfall surrounded by level 12 charming tropical forests. The waterfall is located in the city located west of Tentena, Poso. Tourists can go up to the highest level through the rocks under swift water. Bring a natural shade of the surrounding landscape.
Pamona Cave and Latea Toraja tradition is a marker that is present in this region since long. In this cave can be found skulls and bones of the corpse can be seen in exactly the natural caves Tana Toraja funeral. The cave is located in the area of Tentena.
Lake Poso Festival is a people's cultural week held each year Poso in Poso lake region. Unique culture that combined with the natural beauty of Lake Poso attract domestic and foreign tourists to enjoy this festival every year.
Cultural dances, Modero currently become one of the hallmark of Culture Poso accompanied by music. Modero dance now widely modified even extends to other ethnic groups in Central Sulawesi.