Gunungsitoli

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Gunungsitoli
Kota Gunungsitoli
City
Official seal of Gunungsitoli
Seal
Location within North Sumatra
Location within North Sumatra
Gunungsitoli is located in Sumatra
Gunungsitoli
Gunungsitoli
Gunungsitoli is located in Indonesia
Gunungsitoli
Gunungsitoli
Location in Sumatra and Indonesia
Coordinates: 1°17′N 97°37′E / 1.283°N 97.617°E / 1.283; 97.617Coordinates: 1°17′N 97°37′E / 1.283°N 97.617°E / 1.283; 97.617
Country  Indonesia
Province  North Sumatra
Government
 • Mayor Lakhömizaro Zebua
 • Vice Mayor Sowa'a Laoli
Area
 • Total 280.8 km2 (108.4 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 126,202
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone Indonesia Western Time (UTC+7)
Area code (+62) 639
Website www.gunungsitolikota.go.id

Gunungsitoli is the capital city of Nias Regency, North Sumatra province, Indonesia, but is also an independent municipality within the province. It is located at 1°17′N 97°37′E / 1.283°N 97.617°E / 1.283; 97.617. It is a coastal city located on Nias island. Nias island is located in the Indian Ocean, on the west part of Sumatra. On March 28, 2005, the 2005 Nias–Simeulue earthquake destroyed parts of the city and caused casualties.

Administration

The city is divided into six districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their area (in sq.km) and their 2010 Census populations:[1]

Name Area
in sq.km
Population
Census 2010[1]
Gunungsitoli Idanoi 73.3 21,482
Gunungsitoli Selatan
(South Gunungsitoli)
30.3 13,739
Gunungsitoli Barat
(West Gunungsitoli)
16.6 7,436
Gunung Sitoli 64.2 60,625
Gunung Sitoli Alo'oa 46.4 6,708
Gunungsitoli Utara
(North Gunungsitoli)
81.0 16,212

References

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


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