Bukittinggi

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Bukittinggi
Clock tower and main square

Seal
Motto: Saayun Salangkah
(Minangkabau: Same turn, same step)
Bukittinggi is located in Sumatra
Bukittinggi
Location of Bukittinggi in Sumatra
Bukittinggi is located in Indonesia
Bukittinggi
Location of in Indonesia
Coordinates: 0°18′20″S 100°22′9″E / 0.30556°S 100.36917°E / -0.30556; 100.36917Coordinates: 0°18′20″S 100°22′9″E / 0.30556°S 100.36917°E / -0.30556; 100.36917
Country Indonesia
Province West Sumatra
Area
 • Total 25.24 km2 (9.75 sq mi)
Elevation 930 m (3,050 ft)
Population (2000)
 • Total 91,983
 • Density 3,644/km2 (9,440/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)

Bukittinggi (Indonesian for "high hill", formerly called Fort de Kock) is a city in West Sumatra, Indonesia. The population of this city is 120,000 when it is estimated (according to 2010 census). In the history of Indonesia, Bukittinggi even became the capital city of Indonesia from 1948-1949 when Indonesia was at war with Netherlands.