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Makasar

Makasar

[muh-kas-er]
Makasar: see Ujung Pandang, Indonesia.
formerly Ujungpandang

City (pop., 2000: 1,100,019), Celebes (Sulawesi), Indonesia. Already a thriving port when the Portuguese arrived in the 16th century, it came under control of the Dutch, who built a trading station there in 1607 and finally deposed the sultan in 1667. It was made a free port in the mid-19th century and the capital of the Dutch-sponsored state of Indonesia Timur (East Indonesia) in 1946. By 1950 it was part of the Republic of Indonesia. It is the home of Hasanuddin University (founded 1956).

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Makasar is a subdistrict (kecamatan) of East Jakarta, Indonesia. It has an area of 21.64 km² and population of 157,261 (2000).

The subdistrict is divided into 5 administrative villages (kelurahan): Makasar, Pinang Ranti, Halim Perdanakusuma, Cipinang Melayu, and Kebon Pala.

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