Gunung Sitoli is the capital city of Nias regency, North Sumatra province, Indonesia. It is located at 1°17′ N 97°37′ E. Pulau Nias off of Sumatra, Indonesia Nias (Bahasa Indonesia: Pulau Nias, Nias language: TanÃ¶ Niha) is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. ... Map of North Sumatra province within Indonesia Sumatera Utara or North Sumatra is one of the provinces of Indonesia. ...
Its area is 230.8 km². As of 2004, it has 60 villages with population of 74,203 and population density 322/km². 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...
On 28 March2005, the 2005 Sumatran earthquake destroyed parts of the city and caused casualties. March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in Leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Epicentre map from NOAA USGS image depicting earthquake zones for the Sunda Trench - Damage zones for 1833 and 1861, then 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, and 28 March 2005 Sumatran earthquake. ...
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More than five months after the March 28, 2005 earthquake laid waste to much of the island of Nias’s urban areas, many residents of GunungSitoli, Manrehe and Sirombu are still living in tents in front of their homes, or in fields or mountainsides in cities and towns.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and ACT members in Indonesia, Yayasan Emergency Unit (YEU) and Yayasan Tanggul Bencana di Indonesia (YTBI), have continued to assist the residents of Nias since the island was struck by the tsunami in December 2004.
GunungSitoli, the capital of Nias District, with 27,000 inhabitants, was the worst hit, with 400 people killed and 400 others injured.
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