Siak Regency

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Siak Regency
Regency
Sultanete Of Siak Palace
Sultanete Of Siak Palace
Flag of Siak Regency
Flag
Official seal of Siak Regency
Seal
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."
Lokasi Riau Kabupaten Siak.svg
Coordinates: 1°16′30″N 100°54′21″E / 1.27500°N 100.90583°E / 1.27500; 100.90583Coordinates: 1°16′30″N 100°54′21″E / 1.27500°N 100.90583°E / 1.27500; 100.90583
Country  Indonesia
Province Riau
Capital Siak Sri Indrapura
Government
 • Regent H. Arwin. AS, SH.
Area
 • Total 8,216.06 km2 (3,172.24 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 377,232
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website www.siakkab.go.id

Siak is a regency (kabupaten) of Riau Province, on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. It has an area of 8,216.06 km² and population of 377,232 at the 2010 Census. 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 Sultan of Siak last states to join the kingdom of the Republic of Indonesia. Later this region into an area under the Siak Kewedanan Bengkalis which later changed its status to the District Siak. In 1999 under Law No. 53 of 1999, increased its status to its capital Siak Siak Sri Indrapura.

Transportation[edit]

Air[edit]

Go to Pekanbaru, from Siak can through the river from Siak Siak Sri Indrapura Port, 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 has other destination like Bengkalis, Selat Panjang, and Batam (via Buton Bengkalis).

Land[edit]

The Siak Sri Indrapura Bridge or Tengku Agung Sultanah Latifah Bridge was Opened in 2007 and was the Grandest Bridge until 2009.

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.

Tourism[edit]

A Sultan of Siak circa 1900

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 opened from 10 am to 4 pm.

The regency is divided into 13 districts (kecamatan). The seat of the regency is located at Siak Sri Indrapura.

Borders[edit]

Heading Border
North Bengkalis Regency
South Kampar Regency and Pelalawan Regency
West Kampar Regency and Pekanbaru
East Bengkalis Regency and Pelalawan Regency