Parepare

Parepare

Parepare is a city (kota) in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, located on the southwest coast of Sulawesi, about 155 km (96 mi) north of the provincial capital of Makassar. A port town, it is one of the major population centers of the Bugis people. The city had a population of 129,542 people at the 2010 Census[2] and 151,454 at the 2020 Census;[3] its official estimate as at mid 2022 was 154,854 (comprising 76,788 males and 78,066 females).[1] Jusuf Habibie, the third President of Indonesia, was born in Parepare. In the early development of this plateau, there was just a thicket of bushes which had many holes on slightly sloping land, which grew wild irregularly, ranging from the northern (Cappa Edge) up to the route south from the city. As the time goes by, those bushes have now become the city of Parepare.