Padang

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Padang
City
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawi ڤادڠ
From top, left to right: Adityawarman Museum/West Sumatra's traditional house (with iconic Minangkabau architecture),  Padang Area Monument, Grand Mosque of West Sumatra, Aerial view of Padang city, Fadli Zon Cultural Center, and sunset at Padang Beach.
From top, left to right:
Adityawarman Museum/West Sumatra's traditional house (with iconic Minangkabau architecture), Padang Area Monument, Grand Mosque of West Sumatra, Aerial view of Padang city, Fadli Zon Cultural Center, and sunset at Padang Beach.
Official seal of Padang
Seal
Location within West Sumatra
Location within West Sumatra
Padang is located in Sumatra
Padang
Padang
Padang is located in Indonesia
Padang
Padang
Location in Sumatra and Indonesia
Coordinates: 0°57′0″S 100°21′11″E / 0.95000°S 100.35306°E / -0.95000; 100.35306Coordinates: 0°57′0″S 100°21′11″E / 0.95000°S 100.35306°E / -0.95000; 100.35306
Country  Indonesia
Province Coat of arms of West Sumatra.svg West Sumatra
Founded 7 August 1669
Government
 • Mayor Mahyeldi Ansharullah
Area
 • Total 695 km2 (268 sq mi)
Elevation 0-1,853 m (0-6,079 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 1,000,096
 • Density 1,438.98/km2 (3,726.9/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Padangnese
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) +62 751
Climate Af
Website www.padang.go.id

Padang is the capital city of the Indonesia province of West Sumatra, and the largest city on the western coast of Sumatra.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Colombijn, Freek, (1996), Padang, Cities (Elsevier), Vol. 13, Issue 4, August 1996, pp. 281-288, doi:10.1016/0264-2751(96)00010-8