Geology Regional of Gorontalo
Physical and Geographical Characteristics
Name of Geopark and Location
Gorontalo is located in the North Arm of Sulawesi which is a volcanic arc formed by a double subduction, namely the North Sulawesi Subduction in the north and the East Sangihe Subduction in the east and south. The subduction produces magmatism and volcanism activities that produce widespread plutonic and volcanic rocks.
The Regional Planning Agency (BAPPEDA) of Gorontalo Province currently manages the Gorontalo Geopark in conjunction with Gorontalo City, Gorontalo Regency, North Gorontalo Regency, Bone-Bolango Regency and Boalemo Regency.
Gorontalo based on its physiographic conditions is divided into four physiographic zones. The four physiographic zones are the Tilongkabila Boliohuto North Mountain Zone, the Paguyaman-Limboto Interior Plain Zone, the Bone-Tilamuta-Modello Southern Mountain Zone, and the Pohuwato Coastal Plain Zone.
The name of the geopark is Gorontalo Geopark. Gorontalo Geopark is located in Gorontalo City, Gorontalo Regency, Bone Bolango Regency, Gorontalo Utara Regency, and Boalemo Regency. Gorontalo Geopark can be accessed using a commercial daily flight from Jakarta 3 hours, and from other major cities in Indonesia.
Gorontalo targeted for National Geopark in 2024
Geopark Gorontalo develops a network by participating in several Geopark events and building direct collaboration with other Geoparks, both nationally and internationally. Exchange of information and comparative study activities are indispensable for the development of Geoparks.
In relation to these efforts, Geopark Gorontalo has a network of cooperation as follows:
The network of cooperation that will be built is:
- Seiyo City National Geopark Japan
- Bangka Belitung UNESCO Global Geopark
- Cileteuh Geopark
- Ikatan Ahli Geologi Indonesia (IAGI)
- Masyarakat Geowisata Indonesia (MAGI)