Gunungsitoli

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Gunungsitoli
City
Official seal of Gunungsitoli
Seal
Location of Gunungsitoli in Indonesia
Location of Gunungsitoli in Indonesia
Gunungsitoli is located in Indonesia
Gunungsitoli
Gunungsitoli
Location of Gunungsitoli in Indonesia
Coordinates: 1°17′N 97°37′E / 1.283°N 97.617°E / 1.283; 97.617Coordinates: 1°17′N 97°37′E / 1.283°N 97.617°E / 1.283; 97.617
Country Indonesia
Province North Sumatra
Government
 • Mayor Drs. Martinus Lase, MSt.
Area
 • Total 230.80 km2 (89.11 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 125,566
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) +62 639

Gunungsitoli is the capital city of Nias Regency, North Sumatra province, Indonesia, but is also an independent municipality within the province. It is located at 1°17′N 97°37′E / 1.283°N 97.617°E / 1.283; 97.617. It is a coastal city located on Nias island. Nias island is located in the Indian Ocean, on the west part of Sumatra.

On 28 March, 2005, the 2005 Sumatra earthquake destroyed parts of the city and caused casualties.

Administration[edit]

The city is divided into six districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population:[1]

Name Population
Census 2010[1]
Gunungsitoli Idanoi 21,482
Gunungsitoli Selatan
(South Gunungsitoli)
13,739
Gunungsitoli Barat
(West Gunungsitoli)
7,436
Gunungsitoli 60,625
Gunungsitoli Alo Oa 6,708
Gunungsitoli Utara
(North Gunungsitoli)
16,212

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.