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
ProvinceNorth Sumatra
 • Total2,158 km2 (833 sq mi)
 • Total324,315
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)

Central Tapanuli Regency (Tapanuli Tengah in Indonesia) is a regency in North Sumatra province, Sumatra, Indonesia. It is the seat is Pandan. The regency covers an area of 2,158 km2 and according to the 2010 census it had a population of 310,962;[1] the latest official estimate (for January 2014) is 324,315.


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

Name Population
Census 2010[2]
Pinang Sori 22,550
Badiri 21,973
Sibabangun 16,395
Lumut 11,160
Sukabangun 2,866
Pandan (district) 47,106
Tukka 11,376
Sarudik 20,976
Tapian Nauli 18,459
Sitahuis 5,040
Kolang 15,957
Sorkam 15,993
Sorkam Barat
(West Sorkam)
Pasaribu Tobing 6,467
Barus 15,645
Sosor Gadong 12,461
Andam Dewi 14,057
Barus Utara
(North Barus)
Manduamas 19,449
Sirandorung 13,413

Tourist sites[edit]

Central Tapanuli's beaches are ideal for surfing, although are not as well known as those of Nias Island. The regency has 30 islands and one of the biggest is Marsala Island with 8,000 hectares (1 hour by motorboat from Sibolga) and has a waterfall which directly drops to the sea; around 100 meters from the waterfall drop the water still plain taste and the corals are unique and beautiful.[3] In 1933, the first King Kong film has taken pictures here.[4]


  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. ^ "Air Laut Pun Terasa Tawar". February 2, 2013.
  4. ^ 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