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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
Province North Sumatra
Regency Langkat Regency
Capital Pekan Kuala
 • Total 194.8 km2 (75.2 sq mi)
Elevation 35 m (115 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 44,079
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Ethnic groups (2007)[1]
 • Javanese 59.4%
 • Malay 1.1%
 • Batak Karo 30.7%
 • Batak Toba and Batak Simalungun 1.4%
 • Batak Mandailing 1.1%
 • Others 6.4%
Religious affiliations (2007)[1]
 • Islam 80.2%
 • Protestant 14.8%
 • Roman Catholic 2.2%
 • Buddhism 1.3%
 • Hindu 0.1%
 • Others 1.4%
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Distance from Regency capital to subdistrict capital 40m

Kuala is a town and subdistrict of Langkat Regency. 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. Kuala town is 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.