Toba Regency is a landlocked regency in North Sumatra. Its seat is Balige. The regency covers an area of 2,021.8 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,while the official estimate for mid 2016 was 180,694. It includes the eastern shore of the vast inland Lake Toba. The regency was formerly known as Toba Samosir Regency, until its name was officially shortened in 2020.
"Tampakna do Rantosna, Rimni Tahi do Gogona"
|• Regent||Darwin Siagian|
|• Vice Regent||Hulman Sitorus|
|• Chairman of Council of Representatives||Effendi S. Panangian Napitupulu (Golkar)|
|• Vice Chairmen of Council of Representatives||Candrow Manurung (Nasdem) and Mangatas Silaen (PDI-P)|
|• Total||2,021.80 km2 (780.62 sq mi)|
|• Density||89/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (WIB)|
The regency is divided administratively into sixteen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and the 2010 Census populations, plus the official estimated populations for mid 2016. The table also includes the number of administrative villages (desa and kelurahan) in each district and its post code:
|Pintu Pohan Meranti||277.27||7,070||7,355||7||22384|
Two scientists explored the Eden Park tourist forest in Sionggang village in Toba 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.
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.
- Badan Pusat Statitik, Jakarta, 2019.
- Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2018.
- "Peraturan Pemerintah No. 14 Tahun 2020 (Government Regulation No. 14/2020)" (PDF) (in Indonesian).
- Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
- Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2019.
- "Scene: Toba 'orchid paradise' yields 200 new species". October 24, 2011.
- "Air Terjun Sigura-Gura" (in Indonesian). March 27, 2013.
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