The old sultan's palace in Ternate town
is now a museum. In the vicinity are the ruins of Old Portuguese,
Spanish and Dutch forts. The remnants of the Dutch Fort Orange are
right in town. About five kilometers west of the town, on the slope
of a 1,715-meter tall volcano in the middle of the island, is Afo,
with its giant clove tree, said to be more than 350 years old.
island lies to the east of Ternate, separated only by a narrow strait.
It is a mountainous island, still largely covered with forests.
The coastlines are white sand and coral reefs are found in its waters.
Offering a beautiful spectacle, Mount Mamuya (930 m) spews burning
lava from time to time, adding to the allure of this island.
Pearl oyster breeding farms on Mangaliho Island can be reach by
Geographically, North Halmahera regency is stay at 10,57'-20,
0' north latitude and 1280,17'-1280, 18' east longitude. North Halmahera
regency declared on 31 May 2003 with its capital is Tobelo. It also
has new districts and villages. Nine districts were developed to
22 districts and 174 villages become 260 villages. The wide this
regency is 24.983,32 km2 that contains of 19.536,02 km2 (78%) sea
area and 5.447,30 km2 (22%) land area. There are 76 islands, 19
islands have no named. Almost, every island has its beautiful panorama.
The small islands with its white sand beach, the beautiful sea garden
with its various fishes, various flora and fauna and its culture,
can also find the historical sites in World War II in this region.
The number of North Halmahera regency
in 2003 is 169.440 of men, 75 % is farmer and fisherman. North Halmahera
is one of agarics with its nature potency that contains of field
sector, gardening, plantation, fish, maritime, breeding, mining,
small industry, and tourism.