Lima Puluh Kota Regency

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Lima Puluh Kota
ليمو ڤولوه كوتو
Regency
Lambang Kabupaten Lima Puluh Kota
Seal
Lokasi Sumatera Barat Kabupaten Lima Puluh Kota.svg
Country Indonesia
Province West Sumatra
Capital Sarilamak
Government
 • Regent dr. Alis Marajo DT. Sorimarajo
Area
 • Total 3,354.53 km2 (1,295.19 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 366,668
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) +62 752
Website www.limapuluhkota.go.id

Lima Puluh Kota, or Limapuluh Koto (meaning fifty states or fifty towns in Minangkabau language), is a regency (kabupaten) of West Sumatra, Indonesia. It has an area of 3,354.53 km² and a population of 348,249 at the 2010 Census; the latest official estimate (for January 2014) is 366,668. The capital is Sarilamak.

Administration

Lima Puluh Kota is divided into 13 districts (kecamatan):

Harau Canyon

Harau Canyon is called as Indonesian Yosemite. There are 4 waterfalls here with height among 50–90 meters. The cliffs are around 80 to 300 meters and (rope) climbing guides are available.[1]

Butterfly Park

Since January 1, 2012 Aka Barayun Butterfly Park near Harau Canyon has opened for free. Butterfly breeding cages are still in preparation and also some animals as mini zoo.[2]

Kelok Sembilan Bridge

Kelok Sembilan Bridge which connecting West Sumatra Province and Riau Province in kilometer 143-148 has been officially opened on October 31, 2013. Kelok Sembilan Bridge is also called as Kelok Sembilan Overpass, because it is over the old Kelok 44. The first stage of the bridge is 720 meters with 4 kilometer access road, the second stage is 250 meters bridge and 1 kilometer access road. The bridge will cut time and the most important is make drivers safer compare with through the beautiful scenery, but dangerous Kelok 44 traditional route which will still operates for tourism purposes.[3] The bridge is predicted can save vehicles and passengers cost up to Rp134.5 billion per year.[4] The bridge cost itself was Rp550 billion ($49.5 million).[5]

References

  1. ^ Indonesian Yosemite
  2. ^ "Taman Kupu-Kupu Dikembangkan di Lima Puluh Kota". March 31, 2012. Archived from the original on April 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Lebaran Jalur Kelok Sembilan Belum Selesai". July 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Arus Mudik, Jalan Layang Kelok Sembilan Difungsikan Sementara". August 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Islands in focus: Kelok 9 overpass ready to be opened". Retrieved November 1, 2013. 

External links

  • (in Indonesian) Official website


Coordinates: 0°14′00″S 100°37′59″E / 0.233333°S 100.633°E / -0.233333; 100.633


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