Padang Pariaman Regency
Kabupaten Padang Pariaman
Motto(s): 
Saiyo Sakato
Location within West Sumatra
Padang Pariaman Regency
Padang Pariaman Regency
Location in Sumatra and Indonesia
Padang Pariaman Regency
Padang Pariaman Regency
Padang Pariaman Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 0°38′00″S 100°07′01″E / 0.633333°S 100.117°E / -0.633333; 100.117
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceWest Sumatra
Regency seatParit Malintang
Government
 • RegentAli Mukhni
 • Vice RegentSuhatri Bur
Area
 • Total1,343.09 km2 (518.57 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 Census)[1]
 • Total430,626
 • Density320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Area code(+62) 751
Websitepadangpariamankab.go.id

Padang Pariaman Regency is a regency (kabupaten) of West Sumatra, Indonesia. It has an area of 1,343.09 km2, and it had a population of 390,204 at the 2010 Census and 430,626 at the 2020 Census.[2] The regency seat is at the town of Parit Malintang. West Sumatra's capital and biggest city, Padang, is surrounded on the landward side by this regency.

Administrative districts

The Regency is divided into seventeen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census [3] and the 2020 Census.[4] The table also includes the number of administrative villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan) in each district.

Name Area
in km2
Pop'n
Census
2010[3]
Pop'n
Census
2020[5]
No.
of
vill.
Batang Anai 164.68 44,013 52,844 8
Lubuk Alung 124.77 42,614 46,895 9
Sintuak Toboh Gadang 32.65 17,710 19,268 5
Ulakan Tapakis 23.01 18,910 20,652 8
Nan Sabaris 66.21 26,730 30,035 9
2 x 11 Enam Lingkung 40.64 18,114 18,736 3
Enam Lingkung 34.64 18,845 20,609 5
2 x 11 Kayu Tanam 188.55 25,558 28,051 4
VII Koto Sungai Sariak 63.42 33,595 35,524 12
Patamuan 77.95 15,592 17.481 6
Padang Sago 34.93 7,940 8,674 6
V Koto Kampung Dalam 66.91 22,523 23.690 8
V Koto Timur 66.45 14,182 14,450 4
Sungai Limau 90.36 27,781 29,774 4
Batang Gasan 76.26 10,483 10,949 3
Sungai Geringging 107.73 29,009 32,021 4
IV Koto Aur Malintang 84.29 17,457 20,973 5
Totals 1,343.09 390,204 430,626 103

Geography

Astronomical position Padang Pariaman which lies between 0 ° 11 '- 0 ° 49' south latitude and 98 ° 36 '- 100 ° 28' east longitude, with a total area of about 1,343.09 km ² and a coastline length of 60.50 km ². The regency's land area is equivalent to 3.15 percent of the total land area of West Sumatra Province.

Temperatures ranged between 24.4 °C - 25.7 °C, so for the average maximum temperature of 31.08 °C and average minimum temperature of 21.34 °C, with 86.75% relative humidity. Average rainfall for the district overall Pariaman in 2007 amounted to 368.4 mm, with an average days of rain as much as 19 days per month and the average wind speed is 2:14 knots / hour.

West Sumatra Province is a mountainous district nearly 3,000 metres in elevation made of Paleozoic sedimentary rock and Igneous rock that extends from the active row of volcanoes to the east. The Great Sumatran Fault divides the center of the province—the fault topography clearly visible—in a North-northwest to South-southeast direction. The stretch of land between the central mountain range and the shore is made of volcanic uplands and pyroclastic flow uplands with a narrow coastal plain distributed along the seacoast.

Towering above the eastern side (i.e. the mountain side) of Padang Pariaman are two large volcanoes; Gunung Tandikat stands at 2,347m and Gunung Singalang at 2,877m, together forming twin volcanoes. Lake Manijau, located at the north end of Padang Pariaman, is a caldera lake measuring 20 kilometres north-south and 8 kilometres east-west which formed after a large volcanic burst 52,000 years ago. The volcanic products from this giant eruption are scattered over a wide area in the north-central area of Padang Pariaman. Today these volcanic products are seen as pyroclastic flow uplands and low relief hills.[6]

Earthquakes

Recent earthquakes that occurred along the Great Sumatran Fault that cuts across Sumatra are the series of quakes of 6 March 2007 measuring Mw6.4 and the Mw6.3 earthquake in the vicinity of Singkarak lake, which occurred in eastern Kabupaten Padang Pariaman.[7]

Notes

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  4. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  5. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  6. ^ "Sumatran Plate Boundary Project :: Scientific Papers". Tectonics.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
  7. ^ http://www.tectonics.caltech.edu/sumatra/downloads/papers/Shs.pdf[dead link]

Coordinates: 0°38′00″S 100°07′01″E / 0.633333°S 100.117°E / -0.633333; 100.117