Solok
Kota Solok
Coat of arms of Solok
Motto(s): 
Indonesian: Bersih, Elok, Rapi, Aman dan Sejahtera (BERAS)
(Clean, Elegant, Neat, Safe and Prosperous)
Location within West Sumatra
Location within West Sumatra
Solok is located in Sumatra
Solok
Solok
Location in Sumatra and Indonesia
Solok is located in Indonesia
Solok
Solok
Solok (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 00°47′59″S 100°39′58″E / 0.79972°S 100.66611°E / -0.79972; 100.66611
Country Indonesia
Province West Sumatra
Government
 • MayorZul Elfian Trianso
 • Vice MayorReinier Intan Batuah
Area
 • Total57.64 km2 (22.25 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 census)
 • Total73,438
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Area code(+62) 755
ClimateAf
Websitesolokkota.go.id

Solok (means valley) is a city in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Its motto is Kota Beras, abbreviation from "Bersih, Elok, Rapi, Aman dan Sejahtera". It has an area of 57.64 km2 (0.14 percent of the area of West Sumatra) and a population of 73,438 people at the 2020 census.[1] Solok topography varies between the plains and hilly with a height of 390 m above sea level. There are three tributaries that cross Solok, namely Batang Lembang, Batang Gawan, and Batang Air Binguang.

Judging from the type of soil, 21.37 percent of the land in Solok is rice field and the remaining 78.63 percent is used for other than rice field. While the travel time from Solok to Padang is 75 minutes, to the city of Padang Panjang for 60 minutes and to Sawahlunto for 40 minutes.[2]

Administration

Solok city is divided into two administrative districts (kecamatan), listed below with their areas and populations at the 2010 census and the 2020 census:[3]

District Area
in km2
Population
2010 census
Population
2020 census
Lubuk Sikarah 35.00 32,645 40,720
Tanjung Harapan 22.64 26,751 32,718
Totals 57.64 59,396 73,438

The two districts comprise respectively the west and east parts of the city.

Climate

Solok has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) with heavy rainfall year-round.

Climate data for Solok
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.5
(85.1)
29.9
(85.8)
30.0
(86.0)
30.2
(86.4)
30.5
(86.9)
30.1
(86.2)
29.8
(85.6)
29.8
(85.6)
29.4
(84.9)
29.3
(84.7)
29.3
(84.7)
29.2
(84.6)
29.8
(85.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.1
(77.2)
25.2
(77.4)
25.3
(77.5)
25.7
(78.3)
25.8
(78.4)
25.2
(77.4)
25.0
(77.0)
24.9
(76.8)
24.9
(76.8)
25.0
(77.0)
25.1
(77.2)
24.9
(76.8)
25.2
(77.3)
Average low °C (°F) 20.7
(69.3)
20.6
(69.1)
20.7
(69.3)
21.2
(70.2)
21.1
(70.0)
20.4
(68.7)
20.2
(68.4)
20.1
(68.2)
20.5
(68.9)
20.8
(69.4)
20.9
(69.6)
20.7
(69.3)
20.7
(69.2)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 268
(10.6)
190
(7.5)
240
(9.4)
282
(11.1)
191
(7.5)
141
(5.6)
114
(4.5)
146
(5.7)
176
(6.9)
257
(10.1)
272
(10.7)
269
(10.6)
2,546
(100.2)
Source: Climate-Data.org[4]

References

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Bappeda Kota Solok. "Kota Solok Dalam Angka Tahun 2014". Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ "Climate: Solok". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 8 November 2020.