South Tapanuli Regency

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South Tapanuli Regency
Tapanuli Selatan
Regency
Lokasi Sumatera Utara Kabupaten Tapanuli Selatan.svg
Country Indonesia
Province North Sumatra
Capital Sipirok
Area
 • Total 4,352.86 km2 (1,680.65 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 274,905
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website http://www.tapselkab.go.id/

South Tapanuli is a regency in North Sumatra. Its seat is Sipirok. The regency covers an area of 4,352.86 square kilometres and according to the 2010 census it had a population of 264,108;[1] the latest estimate (for January 2014) is 274,905.

Administration[edit]

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

Name Population
Census 2010[2]
Batang Angkola 32,129
Sayur Matinggi 37,655
Angkola Timur
(East Angkola)
18,553
Angkola Selatan
(South Angkola)
27,500
Angkola Barat
(West Angkola)
41,254
Batang Toru 28,595
Marancar 9,351
Muara Batang Toro 11,401
Sipirok 30,435
Arse 7,871
Sapar Dolok Hole 12,674
Aek Bilah 6,396

Archaeology[edit]

The Padang Lawas archaeological site is partly located in the regency. The site covers approximately 1,500 km² over the district (kecamatan) of Padangbolak in South Tapanuli, and in Padang Lawas and North Padang Lawas regencies.[citation needed]

The village of Batu Gana in Padangbolak Julu district is the location of a burial site consisting of a megalithic structure.[citation needed]

In the village of Padang Bujur in the same district, one can also find megalithic remains and what seems to be the base for a padmasana.[citation needed]

Other megalithic remains are found at Aek Korsik and Aek Tolong Huta, also in the Padangbolak district.[citation needed]

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.

Sources[edit]

  • Simanjuntak, Truman, M. Hisyam, Bagyo Prasetyo, Titi Surti Nastiti (éds.), Archaeology: Indonesian perspective : R.P. Soejono's festschrift, LIPI, Jakarta, 2006, ISBN 979-26-2499-6