Central Tapanuli Regency

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Central Tapanuli Regency
Kabupaten Tapanuli Tengah
Official seal of Central Tapanuli Regency
Lokasi Sumatra Utara Kabupaten Tapanuli Tengah.svg
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceNorth Sumatra
Regency seatPandan
Government
 • RegentBakhtiar Ahmad Sibarani
 • Vice RegentDarwin Sitompul
 • Chairman of Regency's Council of RepresentativesKhairul Kiyedi Pasaribu (Nasdem) (Acting)
 • Vice Chairman of Regency's Council of RepresentativesAgus Fitriadi Panggabean (Golkar) (Acting)
Area
 • Total2,194.98 km2 (847.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 Census)[1]
 • Total365,177
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)
Websitewww.tapteng.go.id

Central Tapanuli Regency (Tapanuli Tengah in Indonesia) is a regency in North Sumatra province, Sumatra, Indonesia. The seat of regency government is at Pandan. The regency covers an area of 2,194.98 km2 and it had a population of 311,232 at the 2010 census[2] and 365,177 at the 2020 Census.[3]

Administrative districts[edit]

The regency is divided into twenty districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census [4] and the 2020 Census[5] The table also includes the locations of the district administrative centres, the number of administrative villages (desa and kelurahan, 215 in total) in each district and its post code.

Name Area
in km2
Pop'n
Census
2010[4]
Pop'n
Census
2020[6]
Admin
centre
No.
of
vill.
Post
code
Pinangsori 78.32 22,550 25,552 Pinangsori 10 22653
Badiri 129.49 21,973 27,237 Lopian 9 22654
Sibabangun 284.64 16,395 18,412 Sibabangun 7 22655
Lumut 105.98 11,160 12,749 Aek Gambir 6 22652
Sukabangun 49.37 2,866 3,849 Pulo Pakkat I 6 22656
Pandan (district) 34.31 47,106 59,056 Pasar Baru 22 22611
-22616
Tukka 150.93 11,376 14,343 Tukka 9 22617
-22618
Sarudik 25.92 20,976 22,258 Pondok Batu 5 22611
-22616
Tapian Nauli (a) 83.01 18,459 20,507 Tapian Nauli II 9 22618
Sitahuis 50.52 5,040 5,897 Nauli 6 22611
Southeast sector 992.49 177,901 209,860 14 22562
Kolang 436.29 15,957 20,827 Kolang Nauli 14 22562
Sorkam 80.61 15,993 16,511 Sorkam 21 22560
Sorkam Barat
(West Sorkam)
44.58 14,734 17,598 Sorkam Kanan 12 22561
Pasaribu Tobing 103.36 6,467 7,517 Pasaribu Tobing 9 22563
Barus 21.81 15,645 17,480 Padang Masiang 13 22564
Sosor Gadong 143.13 12,461 14,598 Sosor Gadong 9 22568
Andam Dewi 122.42 14,057 16,191 Rina Bolak 14 22651
Barus Utara
(North Barus)
63.02 4,155 4,844 Hutaginjang 6 22567
Manduamas 99.55 19,449 22,951 Pasar Onan Manduamas 20 22565
Sirandorung 87.72 13,413 16,800 Bajamas 8 22566
Northwest sector 1,202.49 132,331 155,317 14 22562
Totals 2,194.98 311,232 365,177 Pandan 215

Note: (a) Includes Mursala Island and 18 smaller islands off the coast.

Tourist sites[edit]

Central Tapanuli's beaches are ideal for surfing, although they are not as well known as those of Nias Island. The regency has 30 offshore islands; one of the biggest is Mursala Island with 8,000 hectares (1 hour by motorboat from Sibolga), which has a waterfall that directly drops to the sea; around 100 metres from the waterfall the water still tastes plain and the corals are unique and beautiful.[7] In 1933, the first King Kong film has taken pictures here.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  5. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  6. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  7. ^ "Air Laut Pun Terasa Tawar". February 2, 2013. Archived from the original on September 22, 2013. Retrieved March 7, 2013.
  8. ^ Henry Zheng. "Tapanuli Tengah, Negeri Wisata Sejuta Pesona". Retrieved August 29, 2014.

Coordinates: 1°54′00″N 98°40′00″E / 1.9000°N 98.6667°E / 1.9000; 98.6667