Poso

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Poso
—  City  —
Poso is located in Sulawesi
Poso
Coordinates: 1°24′S 120°45′E / 1.4°S 120.75°E / -1.4; 120.75Coordinates: 1°24′S 120°45′E / 1.4°S 120.75°E / -1.4; 120.75
Country Indonesia
ProvinceCentral Sulawesi
RegencyKabupaten poso
Population (2010)
 • Total41,200
Time zone+8 (UTC+8)
 
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Poso
—  City  —
Poso is located in Sulawesi
Poso
Coordinates: 1°24′S 120°45′E / 1.4°S 120.75°E / -1.4; 120.75Coordinates: 1°24′S 120°45′E / 1.4°S 120.75°E / -1.4; 120.75
Country Indonesia
ProvinceCentral Sulawesi
RegencyKabupaten poso
Population (2010)
 • Total41,200
Time zone+8 (UTC+8)

Poso is the main port and transportation hub for the northeastern coast of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Its geographical location is 1°24′S 120°45′E / 1.4°S 120.75°E / -1.4; 120.75.

Poso is the administrative capital of Poso Regency (one of ten regencies in Central Sulawesi Province), and is located exactly in the middle of the province on the shore of the gulf of Tomini, right in the central part of Sulawesi island, and is the main port and transportation hub for the northeastern coast of Sulawesi. It is not to be confused with Lake Poso, which is some distance inland. With the total of population about more than 200,000, Poso is one of the biggest and the oldest towns in the province.

Being in the middle, Poso has been a stopover either from the north to the south or from west to the east of Sulawesi. It is for this reason, the population of Poso consists of many different ethnics, religions and backgrounds. People living in Poso arrived from the coastal area to the mountainous region, causing their main source of income to be farming and fishing.

Tourism and culture

Poso can be reached by plane from Palu or by bus from many other big cities on Sulawesi, and is situated on the equator. It features tropical rain forest, seashore gardens and other natural scenery.

Modero is a well known traditional dance which is performed during celebration of rice harvesting (Padungku), usually in the evenings.