Polewari Mandar is one of regencies in West Sulawesi, while the capital city is Polewari. The population in Polewali Mandar is about 455,572 inhabitants. Before it became Polewari Mandar, this area was know as Polewali Mamasa Regency or abbreviated by Polmas, which was administratively part of South Sulawesi province. After divided into establishment, Mamasa was bacome the separate district and Polewali Mamasa was changed into Polewari Mandar. It was officially appointed since January 1, 2006.
Polewali Mandar is geographically located between 2 ° 40’00 “-3 ° 32’00” N and 118 ° 40’27 “-119 ° 32’27” East Longitude. It has border with Tondok Regency in North, Pokko Strait in South, Lembaga Regency in West and Benuang Regency in East. Administratively, the total area of Polewari Mandar is about 2.022,30 km² and divided into 15 sub-districts.
Date back to the early begin, in colonial times, Polewali Mandar was part of the 7 areas of government known as Afdeling Mandar which includes four Onder section, which was: Onder Afdeling Majene with the capital of Majene, Onder Afdeling Mamuju with the capital of Mamuju, Onder Afdeling Polewali with the capital of Polewali and Onder Afdeling Mamasa with the capital of Mamasa. Onder Afdeling Majene, Mamuju and Polewali was lies along the western coast of Sulawesi Island, covers 7 areas kingdom (Unity Customary Law), known by the name of Pitu Baqbana Binanga (Seven Kingdom at River Estuary).
Polewari Mandar has some potential things regarding the way of life of the inhabitant. For instance, in agriculture, Polewari Mandar has excellent commodity in rice and any other field crops, including maze, soybean, and cassava. Besides, green beans, peanuts, and sweet potatoes are also encouraged. In hortikulture, Polewali Mandar also relies on durian, mangosteen, mango, and rambutan.