Sultanate of Siak Palace
|Motto: "Terwujudnya Kabupaten Siak sebagai Pusat Budaya Melayu di Riau yang didukung oleh agribisnis, agroindustri dan pariwisata yang maju dalam lingkungan masyarakat yang agamis dan sejahtera pada tahun 2020."|
|Capital||Siak Sri Indrapura|
|• Regent||Drs H Syamsuar, MSi|
|• Total||8,275.18 km2 (3,195.06 sq mi)|
|• Density||52/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WIB (UTC+7)|
Siak (Jawi: سياق), is a regency (kabupaten) of Riau Province, on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. It has an area of 8,275.18 km² and population of 376,742 at the 2010 Census; the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) was 432,540. The administrative centre of the regency is located at Siak Sri Indrapura. The northern part of this regency is covered by the Bukit Batu Biosphere Reserve.
Previously the area was part of the Sultanate of Siak Sri Indrapura. At the beginning of the independence of Indonesia, Sultan Syarif Kasim II, the Sultanate of Siak was the last state to join the kingdom of the Republic of Indonesia. Later this region was formed into an area under the Siak Kewedanan Bengkalis which later changed its status to the Regency of Siak. In 1999 under Law No. 53 of 1999, Siak Sri Indrapura was declared the capital of Siak Regency.
Siak Regency is divided into fourteen administrative districts (kecamatan), listed below with their populations at the 2010 Census:
- Minas (25,937)
- Sungai Mandau (7,232)
- Kandis (57,762)
- Siak (21,891)
- Kerinci Kanan (22,829)
- Tualang (99,506)
- Dayun (26,545)
- Lubuk Dalam (16,961)
- Koto Gasib (18,513)
- Mempura (14,119)
- Sungai Apit (25,012)
- Bunga Raya (20,939)
- Sabak Auh (9,798)
- Pusako (5,041)
Go to Pekanbaru, from Siak can through the river from Siak Siak Sri Indrapura Por, There is usually a boat that operates every 4-5 times a week with a travel time of about 2–4 hours. in addition to Pekanbaru, this port also serves other destination including Bengkalis, Selat Panjang, and Batam (via Buton Bengkalis).
Other than the path of the river, Siak can also be passed through the road, From Pekanbaru about 3–4 hours journey. In addition Siak has a bridge that connects the Siak with its capital which is named Tengku Agung Sultana Latifah one of the names of the sultanate siak. This bridge was inaugurated on 11 August 2007 and was crowned as the grandest bridge until 2010, after the longest bridge Suramadu Bridge in Surabaya finished construction.
Siak tours include Siak Sri Indrapura Palace, is a historic palace for the Sultanate of Siak. The palace is very famous, so many tourists who visit to see the grandeur of the palace and Goodies kingdom like golden chair belonging to the sultan, the royal dining chairs and other historical objects. This palace is open from 10 am to 4 pm.
|South||Kampar Regency and Pelalawan Regency|
|West||Kampar Regency and Pekanbaru|
|East||Bengkalis Regency and Pelalawan Regency|
- Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
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