Padang Lawas Regency

Padang Lawas is a regency in North Sumatra province of Indonesia. It covers an area of 3,892.74 km2, and had a population of 223,480 at the 2010 Census; the latest estimate (as at January 2014) is 234,728. Its administrative seat is Sibuhuan. Padang Lawas Regency formerly included the area and population of present-day North Padang Lawas Regency, which has subsequently been separated.

Padang Lawas Regency

(Kabupaten Padang Lawas)
Official seal of Padang Lawas Regency
BERCAHAYA (Beriman, Cerdas, Sehat, Sejahtera, Berbudaya)
Lokasi Sumatra Utara Kabupaten Padang Lawas.svg
ProvinceNorth Sumatra
 • Total3,892.74 km2 (1,503.00 sq mi)
 (2014 Estimate)
 • Total234,728
 • Density60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)


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

Name Population
Census 2010[1]
Sosopan 9,123
Ulu Barumun 13,928
Barumun 50,473
Lubuk Barumun 16,090
Sosa 31,548
Batang Lubu Sutam 11,908
Huta Raja Tinggi 39,305
Huristak 19,659
Barumun Tengah
(Central Barumun)


Buddha bronze statue found at Si Pamatung in Barumun Tengah district

The Padang Lawas archaeological site is partly located in the regency. Covering approximately 1,500 km² it spreads over the districts of Barumun and Barumun Tengah, and into South Tapanuli and North Padang Lawas regencies.


  1. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.

Coordinates: 1°07′34″N 99°48′48″E / 1.126026°N 99.813309°E / 1.126026; 99.813309