Rokan Hulu Regency
|Rokan Hulu Regency
(Kabupaten Rokan Hulu)
The Government building complex
|• Total||7,588.13 km2 (2,929.79 sq mi)|
|• Density||76/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WIB (UTC+7)|
Rokan Hulu is a regency (kabupaten) of Riau, Indonesia. It is located on the island of Sumatra. Rokan Hulu Regency was created as a result of the division of Kampar Regency, of which it was previously the western half. The new Regency was established on October 12, 1999 under Law No. 53 of 1999 and Law No. 11 of 2003 on changes to Law Decree No. 53 of 1999, which is reinforced by the Constitutional Court Decision No. 010 / PUU-1/2004, dated August 26, 2004. It mainly occupies the upper part of the catchment area of the Rokan River, and has an area of 7,588.13 km². It had 474,843 inhabitants at the 2010 Census; the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) was 545,170. The administrative centre of the regency is located at Pasir Pengaraian.
The regency is divided into 16 districts (kecamatan).
- (in Indonesian) Official site
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