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Padang Panjang

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Country  Indonesia
Area code(s)  +62 752
Population  49,451 (2014)
Province  West Sumatra
Time zone  WIB (UTC+7)
Area  23 km²
Local time  Monday 8:28 PM
Padang Panjang farm4staticflickrcom34933999735651c451d5b5ccjpg
Website  www.padangpanjang.go.id
Weather  21°C, Wind W at 6 km/h, 91% Humidity
Points of interest  Mifan Water park, PDIKM, Tugu Nol Vespa, Ofset Hewan, SADEJAH 1927

Padang Panjang (sometimes written as Padangpanjang, and old known as Padang Pandjang in Dutch East Indies era, literally translated means long field, Jawi: ڤادڠ ڤنجڠ‎), is located in the cool highlands of West Sumatra, inland from the provincial capital Padang. It sits on a plateau beneath the volcanoes Mount Marapi and Mount Singgalang. It has an area of 23 km² and a population of about 50,000. It is located at 0°27′S 100°25′E.

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Map of Padang Panjang, Padang Panjang City, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Home to a famous performing arts conservatorium, Sekolah Tinggi Seni Indonesia (STSI or "Indonesian College of the Art") Padang Panjang, the town stretches up the hill from the marketplace and central mosque, to the soccer field and bus terminal on up to STSI. The main road through Padang Panjang links coastal Padang and the highland capital, Bukittinggi.

The town is also home to the Minangkabau Cultural Documentation and Information Center (Pusat Dokumentasi dan Informasi Kebudayaan Minangkabau - PDIKM).

Town without cigarette advertisements

Since 2008, Padangpanjang is the only town/city in Indonesia without cigarette adverts. In public area, public transport and children area, smoking is prohibited. In other area/building smoking can be done only in a smoking room. In 2014, some pulmonologist medical doctors want to transfer to other towns, because lack of patients.

References

Padang Panjang Wikipedia


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