Asahan Regency

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Asahan Regency
Official seal of Asahan Regency  اسهن
Lokasi Sumatera Utara Kabupaten Asahan.svg
Country Indonesia
Province North Sumatra
Capital Kisaran
 • Total 3,675.79 km2 (1,419.23 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 696,364
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)

Asahan Regency is a regency in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Following the creation of the new Batubara Regency (which was carved out of Asahan Regency on 15 June 2007), the regency now covers an area of 3,675.79 square kilometres and according to the 2010 census had a population of 667,563 people;[1] the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) was 696,364. Its administrative centre is at Kisaran. The Regency surrounds but now does not include the city of Tanjung Balai which was formerly its capital. The Asahan Sultanate was located in the region.

Administrative divisions

The regency is divided administratively into 25 districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their 2010 Census population:[2]

Name Population
Census 2010[2]
Bandar Pasir Mandoge 32,845
Bandar Pulau 20,508
Aek Songsongan 16,485
Rahuning 17,509
Pulau Rakyat 31,534
Aek Kuasan 22,847
Aek Ledong 19,694
Sei Kepayang 17,106
Sei Kepayang Barat
(West Sei Kepayang)
Sei Kepayang Timur
(East Sei Kepayang)
Tanjung Balai 34,901
Simpang Empat 39,444
Teluk Dalam 17,280
Air Batu 39,151
Sei Dadap 30,871
Buntu Pane 22,538
Tinggi Raja 18,100
Setia Janji 11,442
Meranti 19,381
Pulo Bandring 27,744
Rawang Panca Arga 17,533
Air Joman 45,811
Silau Laut 20,166
Kisaran Barat
(West Kisaran)
Kisaran Timur
(East Kisaran)


  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.

External links

  • Asahan official site

Coordinates: 3°00′00″N 99°10′00″E / 3°N 99.1667°E / 3; 99.1667

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