Pasaman Regency
Kabupaten Pasaman
Motto(s): 
Saiyo
Location within West Sumatra
Pasaman Regency
Pasaman Regency
Location in Sumatra and Indonesia
Pasaman Regency
Pasaman Regency
Pasaman Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 0°10′00″N 100°07′01″E / 0.166667°N 100.117°E / 0.166667; 100.117
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceWest Sumatra
Regency seatLubuk Sikaping
Government
 • RegentYusuf Lubis
 • Vice RegentAtos Pratama
Area
 • Total3,947.63 km2 (1,524.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 Census)[1]
 • Total299,851
 • Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Area code(+62) 753
Websitepasamankab.go.id

Pasaman Regency is a regency (kabupaten) of West Sumatra, Indonesia. It has an area of 3,947.63 square kilometres (1,524.19 sq mi) and had a population of 252,981 at the 2010 Census[2] and 299,851 at the 2020 Census.[3] The regency seat is the town of Lubuk Sikaping.

Pasaman is located in the north-east of West Sumatra. The town of Bonjol, birthplace of Tuanku Imam Bonjol, is notable for being the area where the Trans-Sumatran Highway crosses the equator. Although the majority tribe in West Sumatra is Minangkabau, in Pasaman there is another big tribe, the Mandailing from North Sumatra, so Pasaman means "equality" between two tribes in the Minangkabau language (Indonesian: Persamaan). The first Vice-Regent of Pasaman was H. Ahmad Dahlan Nasution from Duo Koto, King of Sontang (kingdom of Mandailing in Pasaman).

Administrative districts

Pasaman Regency is divided into twelve districts (kecamatan), listed below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[4] and the 2020 Census.[5] The table also includes the location of the district administrative centres, and the number of administrative villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan) in each district.

Name Area
in km2
Pop'n
Census
2010[6]
Pop'n
Census
2020[7]
Admin
centre
No.
of
vill.
Post
code
Sungai Beremas (a) 440.48 21,345 27,556 Air Bangih 15 26573
Tigo Nagari 352.92 22,997 29,943 Ladang Panjung 3 26358
Bonjol 194.32 23,184 26,282 Parit 4 26381
Simpang Alahan Mati 69.56 10,580 12,384 Alahan Mati 2 26382
Lubuk Sikaping 346.50 43,746 51,092 Lubuk Sikaping 6 26318
Dua Koto 360.63 24,602 28,709 Simpang Andilan 2 26311
Panti 194.50 35,412 34,519 Panti 3 26351
Padang Gelugur 178.40 21,341 32,724 Tapus 4 26352
Rao 236.18 22,168 26,041 Rao 2 26355
Rao Utara 598.63 10,293 12,052 Koto Rajo 3 26357
Rao Selatan 338.98 21,600 26,192 Lansek Kadok 2 26356
Mapat Tunggul 605.29 8,846 10,165 Lubuk Gadang 3 26353
Mapat Tunggul Selatan 471.72 8,530 9,748 Silayang 3 26354
Totals 3,947.63 252,981 299,851 Lubuk Sikaping 37

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.

Coordinates: 0°10′00″N 100°07′01″E / 0.166667°N 100.117°E / 0.166667; 100.117