West Sumatra

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West Sumatra
Sumatra Barat
Flag of West Sumatra
Coat of arms of West Sumatra
Nickname(s): 
Ranah Minang (Minangkabau)
Land of Minangkabau
Motto(s): 
تواه ساكتو
Tuah Sakato (Minangkabau)
Agree to Implement the Consensus Result
Location of West Sumatra (red) in Indonesia (beige).
Location of West Sumatra (red) in Indonesia (beige).
Coordinates: 1°00′S 100°30′E / 1.000°S 100.500°E / -1.000; 100.500Coordinates: 1°00′S 100°30′E / 1.000°S 100.500°E / -1.000; 100.500
CountryIndonesia
Capital
and largest city
Padang
Established10 August 1957
Government
 • BodyWest Sumatra Provincial Government
 • GovernorMahyeldi Ansharullah
 • Vice GovernorAudy Joinaldy [id]
Area
 • Total42,012.89 km2 (16,221.27 sq mi)
Area rank16th in Indonesia
Highest elevation3,805 m (12,484 ft)
Population
 • Total5,534,472
 • Rank11th in Indonesia
Demographics
 • Ethnic groups90% Minangkabau
4% Javanese
3% Batak
2% other[2]
 • Religion97.4% Islam
2.20% Christianity
0.35% Hinduism
0.06% Buddhism
 • LanguagesIndonesian (official)
Minangkabau, Mentawai (regional)
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
HDIIncrease 0.723 (High)
HDI rank9th in Indonesia (2019)
GRP NominalIncrease$17.42 billion[3]
GDP PPP (2019)Increase$56.96 billion[3]
GDP rank14th in Indonesia (2019)
Nominal per capitaUS$ 3,203 (2019)[3]
PPP per capitaUS$ 10,528 (2019)[3]
Per capita rank20th in Indonesia (2019)
Websitesumbarprov.go.id

West Sumatra (Indonesian: Sumatra Barat) is a province of Indonesia.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jumlah Penduduk (Jiwa), 2018-2020". Badan Pusat Statistik. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  2. Indonesia's Population: Ethnicity and Religion in a Changing Political Landscape. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. 2003.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Indonesia". Badan Pusat Statistik. Retrieved 20 May 2020.