Tanjungbalai (city)

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City of Tanjungbalai
Kota Tanjungbalai
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiتنجوڠ بالاي
 • Chinese丹戎巴萊
 • Hokkientan jiông pa lâi
A monument in Tanjungbalai
A monument in Tanjungbalai
Official seal of Tanjungbalai
Scallops City (Kota Kerang)
Location within North Sumatra
Location within North Sumatra
Tanjungbalai is located in Sumatra
Location in Sumatra and Indonesia
Tanjungbalai is located in Indonesia
Tanjungbalai (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 2°58′12″N 99°48′0″E / 2.97000°N 99.80000°E / 2.97000; 99.80000Coordinates: 2°58′12″N 99°48′0″E / 2.97000°N 99.80000°E / 2.97000; 99.80000
Country Indonesia
Province North Sumatra
 • MayorSyahrial
 • Vice MayorIsmail
 • Total60.52 km2 (23.37 sq mi)
 (2010 Census)
 • Total154,426
 • Density2,662/km2 (6,890/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Area code(+62) 623
Tanjungbalai in 1895
Tanjungbalai railway station

Tanjungbalai (Indonesian: Kota Tanjungbalai), formerly known as Tanjungbalai-Asahan is a city in North Sumatra province, Indonesia, on the estuary of the Asahan River. It has an area of 58 square kilometres (22 sq mi) and the 5th largest kota population in North Sumatra with 154,426 inhabitants in the 2010 census.[1] The town has a ferry terminal with services to Port Klang, Malaysia, and the city-island of Singapore. It was formerly a district of Asahan Regency until it was elevated to city status, but the tag "Asahan" is still used to distinguish it from the port of the same name on Great Karimun island.

Administrative divisions[edit]

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

Name Population
Census 2010[2]
Datuk Bandar 33,797
Datuk Bandar Timur
(East Datuk Bandar)
Tanjungbalai Selatan
(South Tanjungbalai)
Tanjungbalai Utara
(North Tanjungbalai)
Sei Tualang Raso 22,712
Teluk Nibung 35,802

Tanjungbalai Asahan Port (Teluk Nibung Port)[edit]

The Port has warehouse facilities and stacking fields. This port also carries out cargo and passenger services with activities mainly in exporting vegetables and fish to Malaysia. The port has passenger services to Port Klang and Port of Melintang Forest, Perak. Teluk Nibung passenger terminal currently has an area of about 2,500 square meters, consisting of two floors with a capacity of around 800 people. 1st floor for check-in, customs, immigration for arrivals, VIP rooms, quarantine rooms and 2nd floor for immigration rooms for departures, passenger waiting rooms, food court and coffee shops.[3][4]


  1. ^ http://hariansib.com/?p=136255
  2. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ "Terminal Internasional Teluk Nibung Dioperasikan Jelang Tahun Baru". Medan Business Daily. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Pelindo 1 Lakukan Modernisasi Pelabuhan Tanjungbalai Asahan". Tribun News. Retrieved 11 January 2019.