Tanjungbalai (Town)

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 • Jawi تنجوڠ بالاي
 • Chinese 丹戎巴萊
 • Hokkien tan jiông pa lâi
An monument in Tanjungbalai
An monument in Tanjungbalai
Official seal of Tanjungbalai
Location of Tanjungbalai in Indonesia
Location of Tanjungbalai in Indonesia
Tanjungbalai is located in Indonesia
Location of Tanjungbalai in Indonesia
Coordinates: 2°58′12″N 99°48′0″E / 2.97000°N 99.80000°E / 2.97000; 99.80000Coordinates: 2°58′12″N 99°48′0″E / 2.97000°N 99.80000°E / 2.97000; 99.80000
Province North Sumatra
Country Indonesia
 • Total 60.52 km2 (23.37 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 154,426
 • Density 2,662/km2 (6,890/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
See Tanjungbalai (disambiguation) for the other meanings.
Tanjungbalai in 1895

Tanjungbalai (Indonesian: Kota Tanjungbalai), formerly Tanjungbalai-Asahan is a city in North Sumatra province, Indonesia, on the estuary of the Asahan River. It has an area of 58 square kilometres (22 sq mi) and the 5th largest kota population in North Sumatra with 154,426 inhabitants in the 2010 census.[1] The town has a ferry terminal with services to Port Klang, Malaysia, and the city-island of Singapore. It was formerly a district of Asahan Regency until it was elevated to city status, but the tag "Asahan" is still used to distinguish it from the port of the same name on Great Karimun island.

Administrative divisions[edit]

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

Name Population
Census 2010[2]
Datuk Bandar 33,797
Datuk Bandar Timur
(East Datuk Bandar)
Tanjungbalai Selatan
(South Tanjungbalai)
Tanjungbalai Utara
(North Tanjungbalai)
Sei Tualang Raso 22,712
Teluk Nibung 35,802


  1. ^ http://hariansib.com/?p=136255
  2. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.