Samosir Regency

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Samosir Regency
(Kabupaten Samosir)
Regency
Panorama of Hills of Samosir Island seen from Bukit Doa Getsemane Sanggam, Ambarita, Simanindo, Samosir Regency
Panorama of Hills of Samosir Island seen from Bukit Doa Getsemane Sanggam, Ambarita, Simanindo, Samosir Regency
Official seal of Samosir Regency
Seal
Motto: Satah Saoloan
Lokasi Sumatera Utara Kabupaten Samosir.svg
Country Indonesia
Province North Sumatra
Capital Pangururan
Area
 • Total 2,433.50 km2 (939.58 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 124,683
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website http://www.samosir.go.id/
Resort in Ambarita, Samosir Regency
Batak Toba House in Simanindo, Samosir Regency
Tomok Market, Samosir Regency

Samosir Regency is a regency in North Sumatra. Its seat is Pangururan. In 2010, the regency covered an area of 2,433.5 square kilometres and according to the 2010 census it had a population of 119,650;[1] the latest estimate (for January 2014) is 124,683.

Administration[edit]

The regency is divided administratively into nine districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population:[2]

Name Population
Census 2010
Onan Runggu 10,329
Palipi 21,455
Pangururan 28,476
Ronggur Nihuta 8,356
Simanindo 19,498
Sitiotio 7,124
Harian 7,860
Sianjur Mula Mula 9,138
Nainggolan 11,849

6 of the 9 districts (kecamatan) within the regency are on the island of Samosir (which lies within Lake Toba), while the others lie on the 'mainland' of Sumatra.

  • Samosir Island districts
    • Onan Runggu
    • Palipi
    • Pangururan
    • Ronggur Nihuta
    • Simanindo
    • Sitiotio
  • Mainland districts
    • Harian
    • Sianjur Mula Mula
    • Nainggolan

Botanical Garden[edit]

2011: Samosir Regency with supervision from LIPI will build a 100 hectares Botanical Garden. It will finish 10 years later with cost predicted about Rp.73 billion ($8.6 million).[3]

Geo park[edit]

A geopark worth Rp20 billion ($2.2 million) is expected to be created - beginning in mid-2012 - in cooperation with the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT). It has been proposed for incorporation into the world geo park network.[4]

Panoramic view of Samosir Island from Lake Toba

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