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North Padang Lawas Regency

North Padang Lawas Regency
Padang Lawas Utara
Regency
Country Indonesia
Province North Sumatra
Capital Gunung Tua
Area
 • Total 3,918.05 km2 (1,512.77 sq mi)
Population (2014 Estimate)
 • Total 232,928
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)

North Padang Lawas (Padang Lawas Utara) is a regency in North Sumatra province of Indonesia. It has an area of 3,918.05 km2, and had a population of 223,049 at the 2010 Census;[1] the latest estimate (as at January 2014) is 232,928. Its administrative seat is Gunung Tua.

Administration

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

Name Population
Census 2010[2]
Batang Onang 12,790
Padang Bolak Julu 9,972
Portibi 23,228
Padang Bolak 58,560
Simangambat 46,769
Halongonan 29,058
Dolok 22,573
Dolok Sigompulon 15,610
Hulu Sihapas 4,683

Archaeology

Bahal I temple at Bahal, Portibi district, North Padang Lawas

The Padang Lawas archaeological site is partly located in the regency. The site covers approximately 1,500 km², spreading the kecamatan (districts) of Portibi in the regency, Barumun and Barumun Tengah in the Padang Lawas Regency and Padangbolak in the South Tapanuli Regency. Hindu-Buddhist remains are found on the site, including structures called biaro (from Sanskrit vihara, meaning "temple" or "monastery").

References

  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011
  2. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  • Simanjuntak, Truman, M. Hisyam, Bagyo Prasetyo, Titi Surti Nastiti (éds.), Archaeology: Indonesian perspective : R.P. Soejono's festschrift, LIPI, Jakarta, 2006, ISBN 979-26-2499-6


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