|Surface:||31,652 km ²|
|population density:||26 Einwohner/km ²|
Maluku Utara (too German north Molukken) is an Indonesian province, which covers the northern part of the Inselgruppe of the Molukken.
The population consists of some malaiischen peoples and Alfuren. The majority of the population professes itself to the Islam (c.a 67) of %), it gives important Christian minority (c.a 33%). To inter+religious conflicts, which broke out in particular on Ambon, again and again also on Maluku Utara spread.
The islands Ternate and Tidore were in 16. Century important sultanates, which won by the spice trade influence. Later argued Spaniards, Portuguese and Dutchmen about the supremacy, before the dutchmen could succeed. The by the majority Muslim Nordmolukken did not take part in the secession of the Südmolukken after 1950. 1999 were separated Maluku Utara from the province Maluku.
See also: Administrative arrangement of Indonesia
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