Toba Samosir Regency

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Toba Samosir Regency

Kabupaten Toba Samosir
Official seal of Toba Samosir Regency
Seal
Lokasi Sumatra Utara Kabupaten Toba Samosir.svg
Country Indonesia
ProvinceNorth Sumatra
CapitalBalige
Area
 • Total2,328.8 km2 (899.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total179,600
 • Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)
Websitewww.tobasamosirkab.go.id

Toba Samosir Regency abbreviated as Tobasa is a landlocked regency in North Sumatra. Its seat is Balige. The regency covers an area of 2,328.8 square kilometres and according to the 2010 census it had a population of 172,933; the 2015 Census showed the population having risen to 179,600.[1] It includes the eastern shore of the vast inland Lake Toba.

Administration[edit]

The regency is divided administratively into sixteen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census populations:[2]

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.[3]

Sigura-gura waterfall[edit]

Sigura-gura waterfall, which is the highest waterfall in Indonesia at 250 metres (820 ft) tall, is located 250 kilometres (160 mi) from Medan or a 2 to 3 hour long drive. Below the waterfall, one can do White water rafting.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2016.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ "Scene: Toba 'orchid paradise' yields 200 new species". October 24, 2011.
  4. ^ "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