Larantuka

Larantuka
The Catholic Larantuka Cathedral, Indonesia
The Catholic Larantuka Cathedral, Indonesia
Larantuka is located in Flores
Larantuka
Larantuka
Location in Indonesia
Larantuka is located in Indonesia
Larantuka
Larantuka
Larantuka (Indonesia)
Coordinates: Coordinates: 8°18′48″S 123°00′15″E / 8.31333°S 123.00417°E / -8.31333; 123.00417
CountryIndonesia
RegionLesser Sunda Islands
ProvinceEast Nusa Tenggara
RegencyEast Flores
Area
 • Total48.91 km2 (18.88 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 census)
 • Total40,828
 • Density830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
 [1]
Time zoneUTC+8 (WITA)

Larantuka (Dutch: Larantoeka) is a kecamatan (district) and the seat capital of East Flores Regency, on the eastern end of Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Like much of the region, Larantuka has a strong a colonial Portuguese influence. The town had 37,348 inhabitants at the 2010 census[2] and 40,828 at the 2020 census.[3] This overwhelmingly (95.4%) Roman Catholic area enjoys some international renown for its Holy Week celebrations.[4][5]

Larantuka Malay (also known as Ende Malay), a local dialect over 80% cognate with Indonesian, is used as a lingua franca in this area. Portuguese is used in certain Catholic religious rituals.[6][7]

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ [1] Diocese of Larantuka
  5. ^ [2] Indonesia Tourism: Larantuka
  6. ^ [3] Malay: a language of Malaysia (Peninsular)
  7. ^ [4] Ethnologue report

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