Toba Regency

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.[2] 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.[3]

Toba Regency

Kabupaten Toba
Kabupaten Toba
Toba Regency Logo
Seal
Motto(s): 
"Tampakna do Rantosna, Rimni Tahi do Gogona"
Lokasi Sumatra Utara Kabupaten Toba Samosir.svg
Country Indonesia
ProvinceNorth Sumatra
Regency seatBalige
Government
 • RegentDarwin Siagian
 • Vice RegentHulman Sitorus
 • Chairman of Council of RepresentativesEffendi S. Panangian Napitupulu (Golkar)
 • Vice Chairmen of Council of RepresentativesCandrow Manurung (Nasdem) and Mangatas Silaen (PDI-P)
Area
 • Total2,021.80 km2 (780.62 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total180,694
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)
Websitetobasamosirkab.go.id

AdministrationEdit

The regency is divided administratively into sixteen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and the 2010 Census populations,[4] plus the official estimated populations for mid 2016.[5] The table also includes the number of administrative villages (desa and kelurahan) in each district and its post code:

Name Area
in
km2
Pop'n
Census
2010
Pop'n
Estimate
2016
Number
of
Villages
Post
code
Balige 91.05 36,653 38,336 35 22312
-22316
Tampahan 24.45 4,290 4,481 6 22312
Laguboti 73.90 18,359 19,178 23 22381
Habinsaran 408.70 15,453 16,094 22 22383
Borbor 176.65 6,790 7,062 15 22383
Nassau 335.50 7,219 7,505 10 22383
Silaen 172.58 12,105 12,603 23 22382
Sigumpar 25.20 7,404 7,751 10 22380
Porsea 37.88 12,810 13,987 17 22384
Pintu Pohan Meranti 277.27 7,070 7,355 7 22384
Siantar Narumonda 22.20 5,714 5,967 14 22384
Parmaksian 90.90 10,275 10,729 11 22384
Lumban Julu 109.00 8,150 8,491 12 22388
Uluan 72.80 6,983 8,361 17 22385
Ajibata 45.98 7,221 7,542 10 22386
Bonatua Lunasi 57.74 6,632 5,252 12 22387

Orchid ParadiseEdit

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.[6]

Sigura-Gura waterfallEdit

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.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statitik, Jakarta, 2019.
  2. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2018.
  3. ^ "Peraturan Pemerintah No. 14 Tahun 2020 (Government Regulation No. 14/2020)" (PDF) (in Indonesian).
  4. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  5. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2019.
  6. ^ "Scene: Toba 'orchid paradise' yields 200 new species". October 24, 2011.
  7. ^ "Air Terjun Sigura-Gura" (in Indonesian). March 27, 2013.

Coordinates: 2°23′52″N 99°13′00″E / 2.3979°N 99.2168°E / 2.3979; 99.2168