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Tanah Datar Regency

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Country  Indonesia
Time zone  WIB (UTC+7)
Province  West Sumatra
Capital  Batusangkar
Area code(s)  +62 752
Area  1,337 kmĀ²
Population  356,085 (2014)
Tanah Datar Regency httpstanahdatargoidfotos2013102424101309
Points of interest  Batu Batikam, Lembah Anai Waterfall, Istano Basa Pagaruyung, Fort van der Capellen, Malibo Anai

Mtb trail tanah datar batusangkar nagari balimbing padang ganting west sumatera

Tanah Datar is a regency (kabupaten) in West Sumatra province, Indonesia. The regency has a population of 338,584 at the 2010 Census, which according to official estimates had risen to 356,085 in January 2014. The capital of the regency is Batusangkar. The town of Padang Panjang is also geographically located within the regency but constitutes a municipality (kota otonom) of its own.


Map of Tanah Datar Regency, West Sumatra, Indonesia

Tanah Datar has several tourist attractions including the Pagaruyung Palace (Istano Pagaruyuang) with its museum, Sanskrit and Malay language stone inscriptions from the 14th century, several sites with megaliths (batu tagak), and the village Pandai Sikat (Pandai Sikek), where the traditional songket (kain balapak) is still woven. The northern part of Lake Singkarak is also situated in Tanah Datar.


Tanah Datar is divided into fourteen districts (kecamatan), listed below with their populations at the 2010 Census:

  • Sepuluk Koto (42,133)
  • Batipuh (29,896)
  • Batipuh Selatan (10,430)
  • Pariangan (19,519)
  • Rambatan (33,287)
  • Lima Kaum (35,784)
  • Tanjung Emas (21,689)
  • Padang Ganting (13,641)
  • Lintau Buo (17,564)
  • Lintau Buo Utara (34,810)
  • Sungayang (16,903)
  • Sungai Tarab (29,282)
  • Salimpaung (20,768)
  • Tanjung Baru (12,788)
  • References

    Tanah Datar Regency Wikipedia