Padang Lawas Regency

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Padang Lawas Regency
(Kabupaten Padang Lawas)
Regency
Motto: BERCAHAYA (Beriman, Cerdas, Sehat, Sejahtera, Berbudaya)
Lokasi Sumatera Utara Kabupaten Padang Lawas.svg
Country Indonesia
Province North Sumatra
Capital Sibuhuan
Area
 • Total 3,892.74 km2 (1,503.00 sq mi)
Population (2014 Estimate)
 • Total 234,728
 • Density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website padanglawaskab.go.id

Padang Lawas is a regency in North Sumatra province of Indonesia. It covers an area of 3,892.74 km2, and had a population of 223,480 at the 2010 Census; the latest estimate (as at January 2014) is 234,728. Its administrative seat is Sibuhuan. Padang Lawas Regency formerly included the area and population of present-day North Padang Lawas Regency, which has subsequently been separated.

Administration[edit]

The regency is divided into nine districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population:[1]

Name Population
Census 2010[1]
Sosopan 9,123
Ulu Barumun 13,928
Barumun 50,473
Lubuk Barumun 16,090
Sosa 31,548
Batang Lubu Sutam 11,908
Huta Raja Tinggi 39,305
Huristak 19,659
Barumun Tengah
(Central Barumun)
33,225

Archaeology[edit]

Buddha bronze statue found at Si Pamatung in Barumun Tengah district

The Padang Lawas archaeological site is partly located in the regency. Covering approximately 1,500 km² it spreads over the districts of Barumun and Barumun Tengah, and into South Tapanuli and North Padang Lawas regencies.

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 1°07′34″N 99°48′48″E / 1.126026°N 99.813309°E / 1.126026; 99.813309