Pesisir Selatan Regency

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South Pesisir Regency
Kabupaten Pesisir Selatan
Official seal of South Pesisir Regency
Lokasi Sumatera Barat Kabupaten Pesisir Selatan.svg
Country Indonesia
Province West Sumatra
Capital Painan
 • Total 5,794.95 km2 (2,237.44 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 451,553
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) Main (+62 756), Parts (+62 751, +62 757)

South Pesisir (Indonesian: Pesisir Selatan, Minangkabau: Pasisia Salatan) is a regency (kabupaten) of West Sumatra, Indonesia. It has an area of 5,794.95 km² and a population of just over 450,000 people in 2014. The capital is Painan.

Pesisir Selatan is located on the coast of West Sumatra and is bordered on the north by the city of Padang, in the east by the regencies of Solok, Solok Selatan and by Kerinci Regency (in the province of Jambi) and in the south by the regency of Muko-Muko (Bengkulu province).

Pesisir Selatan is known for its traditional music, the Rabab Pesisir. The music includes the playing of a rebab (a stringed instrument), accompanied by one or more musicians singing.


South Pesisir is divided into twelve districts (kecamatan), listed below with their populations at the 2010 Census:

  • Lunang Silaut (30,450)
  • Basa Ampek Balai Tapan (25,742)
  • Pancung Soal (37,002)
  • Linggo Sari Baganti (42,319)
  • Ranah Pesisir (30,089)
  • Lengayang (51,623)
  • Sutera (47,019)
  • Batang Kapas (30,829)
  • IV Jurai (43,302)
  • Bayang (36,697)
  • Nagari Bayang Utara (7,276)
  • Koto XI Tarusan (47,898)

Siamang rehabilitation[edit]

Marak Island, 7.37 kilometer from Nagari Sungai Pinang land which 500 hectares area has used as Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus) and Owa ungko (Hylobates agilis) rehabilitation center complete with quarantine, medical, social and rehabilitation cages since 2003. The plan is to release some Siamang which have could use upper room with sufficient activities, not depend on human anymore and match with his/her spouse to Bukit Tiga Puluh National Park. The island now home for 30 butterfly species and 50 kinds of birds and suitable for conservation area.[1]


  1. ^ "Owa dan Siamang Dilepasliarkan di Pulau Marak". Retrieved November 1, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 1°21′00″S 100°34′01″E / 1.35°S 100.567°E / -1.35; 100.567