Payakumbuh

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Kota Payakumbuh
Payokumbuah
Official seal of Kota Payakumbuh
Seal
Location of Payakumbuh in Indonesia
Location of Payakumbuh in Indonesia
Kota Payakumbuh is located in Indonesia
Kota Payakumbuh
Kota Payakumbuh
Location of Payakumbuh in Indonesia
Coordinates: 0°14′S 100°38′E / 0.233°S 100.633°E / -0.233; 100.633
Country Indonesia
Province West Sumatra
Area
 • Total 80.43 km2 (31.05 sq mi)
Population (2014[1])
 • Total 122,896
 • Density 1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) +62 752
Website www.payakumbuhkota.go.id

Payakumbuh is a city north-east of Bukittinggi (West Sumatra), Indonesia. It has an area of 80.43 km² and a population of about 123,000 people in 2014. Literally translated, the city name means "grassy swamp".

Payakumbuh is known for flying duck races and foods like gelamai, a sweet coconut palm sugared snack. Transport options within the city include bendi, a form of horse-cart. Payakumbuh produces a wide range of agriculture products including rice, milk, cattle and palm sugar.

Administrative districts[edit]

Payakumbuh City is divided into five districts (kecamatan):

  • Payakumbuh Barat (West Payakumbuh)
  • Payakumbah Selatan (South Payakumbuh)
  • Payakumbuh Timur (East Payakumbuh)
  • Payakumbuh Utara (North Payakumbuh)
  • Payakumbuh Lamposi Tigo Nagori

Gallery[edit]

Payakumbuh market circa 1900.
Main street of Payakumbuh.


References[edit]

  1. ^ djkd.depdagri.go.id[1]

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 0°14′S 100°38′E / 0.233°S 100.633°E / -0.233; 100.633