Toba Samosir Regency

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Toba Samosir Regency
(Kabupaten Toba Samosir)
Lokasi Sumatera Utara Kabupaten Toba Samosir.svg
Country Indonesia
Province Sumatera Utara
Capital Balige
 • Total 2,352.35 km2 (908.25 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 180,407
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)

Toba Samosir Regency abbreviated as Tobasa is a regency in North Sumatra. Its seat is Balige. The regency covers an area of 2,352.35 square kilometres and according to the 2010 census it had a population of 172,933; the latest estimate (for January 2014) is 180,407. It includes the eastern shore of the vast inland Lake Toba.


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

Name Population
Census 2010
Balige 36,653
Tampahan 4,290
Lagu Boti 18,359
Habinsaran 15,453
Borbor 6,790
Nassau 7,219
Silaen 12,105
Sigumpar 7,404
Porsea 12,810
Pintu Pohan Meranti 7,070
Siantar Narumonda 5,714
Parmaksian 10,275
Lumban Julu 8,150
Uluan 6,983
Ajibata 7,221
Bonatua Lunasi 6,632

Orchid paradise[edit]

Two scientists explored the Eden Park tourist forest in Sionggang village in Toba Samosir Regency for four years and have successfully identified almost 200 new species of forest orchids. The area is an orchid paradise, in which thousands of other orchid species can be found.[2]

Sigura-gura waterfall[edit]

Sigura-gura waterfall,which is the highest waterfall in Indonesia at 250 meters tall, is located 250 kilometers from Medan or a 2 to 3 hour long drive. Below the waterfall, one can do White water rafting.[3]


  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ "Scene: Toba 'orchid paradise' yields 200 new species". October 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Air Terjun Sigura-Gura" (in Indonesian). March 27, 2013. 

Coordinates: 2°23′52″N 99°13′00″E / 2.3979°N 99.2168°E / 2.3979; 99.2168