Sulawesi (//), also known as Celebes (/ /,), is one of the four Greater Sunda Islands. It is governed by Indonesia. The world's eleventh-largest island, it is situated east of Borneo, west of the Maluku Islands, and south of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago. Within Indonesia, only Sumatra, Borneo and Papua are larger in territory, and only Java and Sumatra have larger populations.
|Archipelago||Greater Sunda Islands|
|Area||180,680.7 km2 (69,761.2 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||3,478 m (11411 ft)|
|Largest settlement||Makassar (pop. 1,423,877)|
|Population||19,896,951 (2020 Census)|
|Pop. density||105.5/km2 (273.2/sq mi)|
|Ethnic groups||Makassarese, Buginese, Mandar, Minahasa, Gorontalo, Toraja, Butonese, Muna, Tolaki, Bajau, Mongondow|
The landmass of Sulawesi includes four peninsulas: the northern Minahasa Peninsula; the East Peninsula; the South Peninsula; and the Southeast Peninsula. Three gulfs separate these peninsulas: the Gulf of Tomini between the northern Minahasa and East peninsulas; the Tolo Gulf between the East and Southeast peninsulas; and the Bone Gulf between the South and Southeast peninsulas. The Strait of Makassar runs along the western side of the island and separates the island from Borneo.