Solok Regency
Kabupaten Solok
Ayam kukuak balenggek statue in Arosuka
Motto(s): 
Alue jo patuik
Location within West Sumatra
Solok Regency
Solok Regency
Location in Sumatra and Indonesia
Solok Regency
Solok Regency
Solok Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 0°58′00″S 100°49′00″E / 0.96667°S 100.81667°E / -0.96667; 100.81667Coordinates: 0°58′00″S 100°49′00″E / 0.96667°S 100.81667°E / -0.96667; 100.81667
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceWest Sumatra
Regency seatArosuka
Government
 • RegentGusmal
 • Vice RegentYulfadri Nurdin
Area
 • Total3,738.0 km2 (1,443.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 Census)[1]
 • Total391,497
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Area code(+62) 755
Websitesolokkab.go.id

Solok Regency is a regency (kabupaten) of West Sumatra, Indonesia. It covers an area of 3,738 km2 and had a population of 348,566 at the 2010 Census[2] and 391,497 at the 2020 Census.[3] The administrative centre of the regency is the town of Arosuka. The city of Solok is administratively separated from the Regency and its area and population are not included in these totals.

Administrative districts

Solok Regency is divided into fourteen districts (kecamatan), listed below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census[4] and 2020 Census.[5] The table also includes the locations of the district administrative centres.

District Area
in km2
Population
2010 Census
Population
2020 Census
Administrative
centre
Pantai Cermin 366.00 20,337 22,281 Surian
Lembah Gumanti 459.72 53,178 61,276 Alahan Panjang
Hiliran Gumanti 263.28 16,053 18,338 Talang Babungo
Payung Sekaki 364.50 8,027 9,069 Sirukam
Tigo Lurah 602.50 9,574 10,887 Batu Bajanjang
Lembang Jaya 99.90 25,752 29,787 Bukik Sileh
Danau Kembar 79.10 18,853 22,426 Simpang Tanjung Nan IV
Gunung Talang 385.00 46,738 53,376 Talang
Bukit Sundi 109.00 22,827 25,943 Muaro Paneh
IX Koto Sungai Lasi 171.00 9,671 10,595 Sungai Lasi
Kubung 192.00 55,303 61,647 Koto Baru
X Koto Diatas 257.00 18,461 19,154 Sulit Air
X Koto Singkarak 295.00 31,686 33,690 Singkarak
Junjung Sirih 102.50 12,106 13,028 Paninggahan
Totals 3,738.00 348,566 391,497 Gunung Talang

Tourism

Besides mining, Solok Regency also has tourism attractions such as Mount Red and White (Gunung Merah Putih) in Nagari Sulit Air, with three waterfalls close to each other. Jonjang Seribu (The Thousand Step Staircase) is another natural attraction.[6]

Solok Regency has two lakes, separated by only 300 metres of land between them, so people call them the Twin Lakes. The upper lake is named as Danau Dibawah and the lower lake is named as Danau Diateh.[7]

Settlements

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. ^ Mount Red and White
  7. ^ "Danau Kembar, Destinasi Menarik di Solok". June 25, 2012.