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Kuala Subdistrict

Kecamatan Kuala
Coordinates: 4°14′N 97°52′E / 4.233°N 97.867°E / 4.233; 97.867
Country Indonesia
ProvinceNorth Sumatra
RegencyLangkat Regency
CapitalPekan Kuala
 • Total194.8 km2 (75.2 sq mi)
35 m (115 ft)
 • Total44,079
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Ethnic groups
 • Javanese59.4%
 • Malay1.1%
 • Batak Karo30.7%
 • Batak Toba and Batak Simalungun1.4%
 • Batak Mandailing1.1%
 • Others6.4%
Religious affiliations
 • Islam80.2%
 • Protestant14.8%
 • Roman Catholic2.2%
 • Buddhism1.3%
 • Hindu0.1%
 • Others1.4%
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)
Distance from Regency capital to subdistrict capital40m

Kuala is a town and subdistrict of Langkat Regency in northern Sumatra, Indonesia. It borders Selesai to the north, Salapian to the west, and Sei Bingai to the south and east. Most people in Kuala are Javanese people, with a significant Karo population. Although most Karo are Christian, many are also Muslim, and as the Javanese are nearly 100% Muslim, Kuala subdistrict is 80% Muslim.

Kuala town itself had a population of 12,459, making it by far the largest settlement in the district. It lies on the main road between Binjai and Bukit Lawang.


Agriculture in Kuala subdistrict is relatively homogenous, with 6,425 hectares of oil palm, 4,243 hectares of sawah (wet rice), 880 hectares of maize and 3,466 hectares of natural rubber, with little land devoted to other crops. There are five factories in the subdistrict.