Gunungsitoli

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Gunungsitoli

Kota Gunungsitoli
Official seal of Gunungsitoli
Seal
Location within North Sumatra
Location within North Sumatra
Gunungsitoli is located in Sumatra
Gunungsitoli
Gunungsitoli
Location in Sumatra and Indonesia
Gunungsitoli is located in Indonesia
Gunungsitoli
Gunungsitoli
Gunungsitoli (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 1°17′N 97°37′E / 1.283°N 97.617°E / 1.283; 97.617Coordinates: 1°17′N 97°37′E / 1.283°N 97.617°E / 1.283; 97.617
Country Indonesia
Province North Sumatra
Government
 • MayorLakhömizaro Zebua
 • Vice MayorSowa'a Laoli
Area
 • Total280.8 km2 (108.4 sq mi)
Population
(2010)
 • Total126,202
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Area code(+62) 639
Websitewww.gunungsitolikota.go.id

Gunungsitoli is the capital city of Nias Regency, North Sumatra province, Indonesia, but is also an independent municipality within the province. It is located at 1°17′N 97°37′E / 1.283°N 97.617°E / 1.283; 97.617. It is a coastal city located on Nias island. Nias island is located in the Indian Ocean, on the west part of Sumatra. On March 28, 2005, the Nias–Simeulue earthquake destroyed parts of the city and caused casualties. The city is served by Binaka Airport with flights to Medan.

Administration[edit]

The city is divided into six districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their area (in km2) and their 2010 Census populations:[1]

Name Area
in km2
Population
Census 2010[1]
Gunungsitoli Idanoi 73.3 21,482
Gunungsitoli Selatan
(South Gunungsitoli)
30.3 13,739
Gunungsitoli Barat
(West Gunungsitoli)
16.6 7,436
Gunung Sitoli 64.2 60,625
Gunung Sitoli Alo'oa 46.4 6,708
Gunungsitoli Utara
(North Gunungsitoli)
81.0 16,212

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.