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Map of North Sumatra province within Indonesia
Map of North Sumatra province within Indonesia

North Sumatra (Indonesian: Sumatera Utara) is one of the provinces of Indonesia. Its capital is Medan. Image File history File links map of province of Indonesia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The number of provinces of Indonesia has tended to increase as new provinces have been split from existing territories. ... Medan is the capital city of the Sumatera Utara (North Sumatra) province of Indonesia. ...

Geography and population

The province of North Sumatra stretches across the island of Sumatra between the Indian Ocean and the Strait of Malacca. It borders Aceh province on the northwest and Riau and West Sumatra provinces on the southeast. It has an area of has an area of 70787 kmĀ². The province contains a broad, low plain along the Strait of Malacca coast; the provincial capital, Medan, is located here. In the south and west, the land rises to the mountain range that runs the length of Sumatra; the mountains here are dominated by Lake Toba, formed from the caldera of an ancient volcano. Several large islands in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Sumatra are part of North Sumatra, most notably Nias and Siberut. Sumatra (also spelled Sumatara and Sumatera) is the sixth largest island of the world (approximately 470,000 km²) and is the largest part of Indonesia. ... This wide-angle map of south-east Asia shows that the Strait is the most direct route from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific. ... Aceh (pronounced Ah-chay) is a special territory (daerah istimewa, or special area) of Indonesia, located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra. ... Map of Indonesia showing Riau province Detailed map of Riau Riau is a province of Indonesia, located in the center of Sumatra island along the Strait of Malacca. ... Motto: Tuah Sakato. ... View of Lake Toba Lake Toba is a large lake, 100km long and 30km wide, in the middle of the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. ... Crater Lake, Oregon A caldera is a volcanic feature formed by the collapse of a volcano into itself. ... Pulau Nias off of Sumatra, Indonesia Nias (Bahasa Indonesia: Pulau Nias, Nias language: Tanö Niha) is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. ... Sumatra Siberut is one of the Mentawai Islands, lying west of Sumatra in the Indian Ocean. ...

North Sumatra has a population of approximately 11.48 million (2000 census). This article is in need of attention. ... A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...


List of districts of kabupaten in North Sumatera with their respective capitals:

  • Kabupaten Karo, Kabanjahe
  • Kabupaten Tapanuli Utara, Tarutung split in 1999 into Tapanuli Utara and Toba Samosir Balige
  • Toba Samosir Balige split in 2004 into Toba Samosir and Samosir Pangururan
  • Kabupaten Deli Serdang, Lubukpakam
  • Kabupaten Asahan, Kisaran
  • Kabupaten Simalungun, Pematang Siantar
  • Kabupaten Tapanuli Selatan, Padang Sidempuan
  • Kabupaten Madina, Dalan Lidang
  • Kabupaten Dairi, Sidikalang
  • Kabupaten Tapanuli Tengah, Pandan
  • Kabupaten Nias, Gunung Sitoli
  • Kabupaten Humbang Hasundutan
  • Kabupaten Pakphak Bharat
  • Kabupaten Nias Selatan
  • Kabupaten Serdang Bedagai

List of cities in North Sumatera that have status of second level district (daerah tingkat dua): Kabanjahe is a city approximately 2 hours from Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. ... Deli Serdang is a local district located south and east of Medan in the province of North Sumatra (Sumatera Utara). ... Lubukpakam is the regional capital of the regency of Deli Sedang. ... Pandan leaves is widely used in Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. ... Gunung Sitoli is the capital city of Nias regency, North Sumatra province, Indonesia. ...

Medan is the capital city of the Sumatera Utara (North Sumatra) province of Indonesia. ... Map of Sumatra island showing the location of Binjai Binjai is a capital city of Binjai District in province of North Sumatra, Indonesia, located about 24 km from Medan, capital of the province. ... Sibolga is a port on the west coast of the province of North Sumatra, in Indonesia. ...

External links

  • North Sumatra Government
  • Map of north Sumatra

Provinces of Indonesia
Flag of Indonesia
Sumatra (Sumatera)
DI Aceh | North Sumatra (Sumatera Utara) | West Sumatra (Sumatera Barat) | Bengkulu | Riau | Riau Islands (Kepulauan Riau) | Jambi | South Sumatra (Sumatera Selatan) | Lampung | Bangka-Belitung
Java (Jawa)
DKI Jaya | West Java (Jawa Barat) | Banten | Central Java (Jawa Tengah) | DI Yogyakarta | East Java (Jawa Timur)
West Kalimantan (Kalimantan Barat) | Central Kalimantan (Kalimantan Tengah) | South Kalimantan (Kalimantan Selatan) | East Kalimantan (Kalimantan Timur)
The Lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara)
Bali | West Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Barat) | East Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Timur)
West Sulawesi (Sulawesi Barat) | North Sulawesi (Sulawesi Utara) | Central Sulawesi (Sulawesi Tengah) | South Sulawesi (Sulawesi Selatan) | South East Sulawesi (Sulawesi Tenggara) | Gorontalo
The Maluku Islands and New Guinea (Irian)
Maluku | North Maluku (Maluku Utara) | West Irian Jaya (Irian Jaya Barat) | Papua

  Results from FactBites:
PreventConflict.org - Maps - Sumatra (1344 words)
Sumatra is the western-most island in the Indonesian archipelago.
The population of Aceh is estimated at 4.2 million (2000), or 3% of the Indonesian population and nearly a quarter of the population of Sumatra as a whole.
Sumatra has a long history as a trading area and was likely the first island of Indonesia to be in contact with the rest of the world.
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