West Nusa Tenggara

Introduction

  • West Nusa Tenggara comprises the western portion of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with the exception of Bali which is its own province.

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  • Mataram, on Lombok, is the capital and largest city of the province.
  • The 2010 census recorded the population at 4,496,855; the latest estimate (for January 2014) is 4,702,389.
  • The province’s area is 19,708.79 km2.
  • The two largest islands in the province are Lombok in the west and the larger Sumbawa island in the east.

History

  • In 1938, the Neo Municipality (a city or town that has corporate status and local governmentwas formed, a self regulated area (Dutch: Zelf Bestuur Regelen).
  • Formerly known as Sunda Kecil (Lesser Sunda), the West Nusa Tenggara Province was formed from part of the former State of East Indonesia in 1951.
  • In 1957, the regional government was established.

Culture

  • Traditional house
    • Dalam Loka Samawa

Dalam Loka Samawa

Dalam Loka Samawa

  • Traditional cloth
    • Lambung for female
    • Capuq for male

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Lambung and Capuq

  • Traditional dances
    • Lenggo dance
    • Batu Nganga dance

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Lenggo dance

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Batu Nganga dance

  • Traditional crafts
    • Songket
    • Banyumulek pottery

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Songket

Banyumulek pottery

Banyumulek pottery

  • Festival
    • U’a Pua
    • Topat war

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Topat war festival

U’a Pua

U’a Pua festival

  • Traditional music instruments
    • Genggong
    • Idiokordo
    • Sarone

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Genggong

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Idiokordo

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Sarone

Tourism

http://www.indonesia.travel/destinations/destination/36/west-nusa-tenggara

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