Padang Panjang
ڤادڠ ڤنجڠ
A traditional Minangkabau rumah gadang ("big house") in Padang Panjang
Nickname(s): 
Egypte van Andalas
Motto(s): 
Padang Panjang Kota Serambi Mekah
(Indonesian: Padang Panjang The Courtyard of Mecca)
Location within West Sumatra
Padang Panjang
Padang Panjang
Location in West Sumatra and Indonesia
Padang Panjang
Padang Panjang
Padang Panjang (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 0°27′S 100°25′E / 0.450°S 100.417°E / -0.450; 100.417Coordinates: 0°27′S 100°25′E / 0.450°S 100.417°E / -0.450; 100.417
Country Indonesia
Province West Sumatra
Government
 • MayorFadly Amran
 • Vice MayorAsrul
Area
 • Total23.00 km2 (8.88 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 Census)
 • Total56,311
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
 [1]
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Area code(+62) 752
Websiteportal.padangpanjang.go.id

Padang Panjang (sometimes written as Padangpanjang, spelled as Padang Pandjang in Dutch East Indies era, literally 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 23.0 km² and a population at the 2010 Census of 47,008[2] and 56,311 at the 2020 Census.[3] It is located at 0°27′S 100°25′E / 0.450°S 100.417°E / -0.450; 100.417.

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).

Administrative Districts

Padang Panjang city consists of two districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and population totals from the 2010 Census[4] and the 2020 Census.[5] The table also includes the number of administrative villages (urban kelurahan) in each district, and its postal codes.

Name Area
in km2
Population
Census
2010[6]
Population
Census
2020[7]
Number
of
villages
Post
codes
Padang Panjang Barat
(West Padang Panjang)
9.75 27,637 32,160 8 27111
-27118
Padang Panjang Timur
(East Padang Panjang)
13.25 19,371 24,151 8 27121
-27128
Totals 23.00 47,008 56,311 16

The totals in 2018 included 26,402 males and 26,592 females.

Administrative villages (kelurahan)

West Padang Panjang District consists of the 8 villages of Silaing Bawah, Silaing Atas, Pasar Usang, Kampung Manggis, Tanah Hitam, Pasar Baru, Bukit Surungan and Balai-Balai. East Padang Panjang District comprises the 8 villages of Koto Panjang, Koto Katik, Ngalau, Ekor Lubuk, Sigando, Ganting, Guguk Malintang and Tanah Pak Lambik.

Town without cigarette advertisements

Since 2008, Padangpanjang is the only town/city in Indonesia without cigarette advertisements. In public areas, public transport, and youth facilities, smoking is prohibited. In other areas, smoking is restricted to smoking rooms. In 2014, some pulmonologists wished to transfer to other towns, because of the lack of patients.[8]

Notable people

Gallery

References

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  5. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  6. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  7. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  8. ^ "Kisah Kota Padang Panjang Berani Melawan Rokok". June 3, 2014.