REGENCY OF SIMALUNGUN
is very famous for its fertile ground. There are lots of big plantations
which belong to government and private companies which produce
palm oil, tea, chocolate, rubber, and timber. Most of these commodities
In addition this area is also well-known as the rice barn of North
Sumatra since it has fertile agricultural soil and produces many
plants and fruits. The Green forests cover the slopes of Bukit
Barisan mountain and much of the Regency of Simalungun. The blue
waters of Lake Toba together with the forests make a beautiful
scenic view in this area. It has a cool and fresh climate and
the people are very friendly. The culture is unique and makes
visitors want to stay there longer or to return again and again.
Simalungun Regency is located between latitude 02° 32' - 02° 18'
North and longitude 98° 32'- 98° East, at 20- 1500 meters above
sea level. Its area consists of lowlands, hills, and mountains.
of Simalungun is about 4,375.32 km2 in size. It consists of 21
sub regencies and 192 villages and administrative units. Its capital
city is Pematang Siantar. Its boundaries are as follows:
In the northern part it is bounded by Regency of Deli Serdang.
In the eastern part it is bounded by Regency of Asahan.
In the southern part it is bounded by Regency of North Tapanuli.
In the western part it is bounded by Regency of Karo.
of Simalungun has a tropical climate with temperatures between
16° and 37° and it has a maximum rainfall of 2400 mm per year.
It has a
population of 805,563 people consisting of several ethnic groups
such as: Batak Simalungun, Toba, Mandailing, Pak-pak, Javanese,
and others. They live respectfully with each other.
language is Indonesian but in some places each ethnic group still
communicates in their own native language.
who need information about tourist attractions in this area can
be guided and served by local guides and hotel officers, restaurants,
water transportation, and souvenir shops. Many of these have employees
who are able to communicate in English.