Simalungun Regency

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Simalungun Regency
(Kabupaten Simalungun)
Regency
Official seal of Simalungun Regency
Seal
Lokasi Sumatera Utara Kabupaten Simalungun.svg
Country Indonesia
Province North Sumatra
Capital Raya
Area
 • Total 4,386.60 km2 (1,693.68 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 818,104
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website http://www.simalungunkab.go.id/

Simalungun Regency is a regency in North Sumatra. Its seat is Raya. The regency covers an area of 4,386.6 square kilometres, and at the 2010 census it had a population of 818,104.[1]

Administration[edit]

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

Name Population
Census 2010[2]
Silimakuta 13,611
Pematang Silimakuta 10,334
Purba 21,830
Haranggaol Horison 4,994
Dolok Pardamean 16,008
Sidamanik 26,953
Pematang Sidamanik 16,283
Girsang Sipangan Bolon 14,325
Tanah Jawa 45,568
Hatonduhan 21,140
Dolok Panribuan 17,947
Jorlang Hataran 15,316
Panei 21,425
Panombean Panei 19,193
Raya 30,876
Dolok Silau 13,716
Silau Kahean 17,000
Raya Kahean 17,398
Tapian Dolok 38,034
Dolok Batu Nanggar 39,364
Siantar 62,916
Gunung Malela 32,676
Gunung Maligas 26,173
Hutabayu Raja 29,135
Jawa Maraja Bah Jambi 19,951
Pematang Bandar 31,324
Bandar Huluan 25,738
Bandar 63,584
Bandar Masilam 24,316
Bosar Maligas 38,970
Ujung Padang 40,522

Tourism[edit]

White Crater[edit]

Local people mention it as Bukit Kapur Tinggi Raja, but some people also called it as Kawah Putih (White Crater) same name as Kawah Putih in West Java. The crater is located in Dolok Tinggi Raja Village, 90 kilometers from Medan or 3 to 4 hours drive by motorcycles with route Medan-Lubuk Pakam-Galang-Bangun Purba-Dolok Tinggi Raja. Many people come in Sunday and holidays, so for the best to take photo, weekdays are more convinience.[3]

Parapat[edit]

Main article: Parapat

Parapat is small nice village located on edge of the Lake Toba. This place is known for relaxing and tourism. There are some good hotel to stay and there are also available ferries service to Samosir Island.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seta,William J. Atlas Lengkap Indonesia dan Dunia (untuk SD, SMP, SMU, dan Umum). Pustaka Widyatama. p. 9. ISBN 979-610-232-3. 
  2. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Reza Fahlevi. "Tidak Hanya Bandung, Kawah Putih Juga Ada di Simalungun". Retrieved September 14, 2014.