North Tapanuli Regency

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North Tapanuli Regency
(Kabupaten Tapanuli Utara)
Regency
Lokasi Sumatera Utara Kabupaten Tapanuli Utara.svg
Country Indonesia
Province North Sumatra
Capital Tarutung
Area
 • Total 3,764.65 km2 (1,453.54 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 290,996
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website http://www.taputkab.go.id/
Emblem of the Tapanuli Utara Regency

North Tapanuli Regency (Tapanuli Utara in Indonesian, utara means north) is a regency in North Sumatra province, Sumatra, Indonesia. Its capital is Tarutung. In 2010, the regency covered an area of 3,764.65 square kilometres and according to the 2010 census it had a population of 278,897;[1] the latest official estimate (for January 2014) is 290,996.

Administration[edit]

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

Name Population
Census 2010[2]
Parmonangan 13,021
Adian Koting 13,876
Sipoholon 22,365
Tarutung 39,500
Siatas Barita 13,063
Pahae Julu 11,740
Pahae Jae 10,569
Purbatua 7,164
Simangumban 7,300
Pangaribuan 26,751
Garoga 15,581
Sipahutar 24,536
Siborong-Borong 44,170
Pagaran 16,539
Muara 13,182

Soda Pond[edit]

Pemandian Air Soda Tarutung.jpg

Soda Pond, or Aek Rara is located at the bottom of Parbubu I Hill village. The pond's natural spring water generates bubbles and a soda aroma can be smelled. It is safe for swimming, but the use of googles is recommended. The locals regularly use the water from the pond to water nearby rice paddy fields.[3]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Aek Rara, Kolam Air Soda di Tarutung". April 14, 2012.