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This study aims to determine the location of distribution centers in each island
group in South Halmahera Regency. Data sources were obtained from survey results
and literature studies. Integration of Gravity Models and Exponential Comparison
Methods are used to determine the best location. Subdistrict of Kayoa as the location
of distribution centers for Kayoa-Makian islands group, Subdistrict of West Gane for
Gane islands group, Subdistrict of Bacan for Bacan-Kasiruta islands group, and the
Obi Subdistrict for Obi Islands group. The location chosen as the distribution center
in each island group is a main subdistrict which physically has better resource
carrying capacity.

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