Batubara Regency

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Batubara Regency
Official seal of Batubara Regency  باتوبارا
Lokasi Sumatera Utara Kabupaten Batu Bara.svg
Country Indonesia
Province North Sumatra
Capital Limapuluh
 • Total 904.96 km2 (349.41 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 374,535
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)

Batubara Regency is a regency on North Sumatra's eastern shoreline, with Limapuluh as its seat. It was carved out from the seven most westerly coastal districts of Asahan Regency with effect from 15 June 2007.


The regency is divided administratively into seven districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population:[1]

Name Population
Census 2010[1]
Sei Balai 26,857
Tanjung Tiram 62,964
Talawi 53,585
Limpuluh 85,164
Air Putih 46,749
Sei Suka 52,599
Medang Deras 47,967

Kuala Tanjung Port[edit]

On January 27, 2015 grounbreaking of Kuala Tanjung (world-class) Port has been done. The port can accommodate 60 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) per year as the biggest port in West Indonesia, bigger than Tanjung Priok Port, in Jakarta with only 15 million TEUs per year.[2]


  1. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ "Presiden: Pelabuhan Kuala Tanjung Bakal Besar Sekali". January 27, 2015. 

Coordinates: 3°00′00″N 99°10′00″E / 3°N 99.1667°E / 3; 99.1667