Tanah Datar Regency

Tanah Datar Regency

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Tanah Datar is a regency (kabupaten) in West Sumatra province, Indonesia. The regency has a population of 334,000. The capital of the regency is Batusangkar. The town of Padang Panjang is also located in the regency but constitutes a municipality (kota otonom) of its own.

Tanah Datar has several tourist attractions including the Pagaruyung Palace (Istano Pagaruyuang) with its museum, Sanskrit and Malay language stone inscriptions from the 14th century, several sites with megaliths (batu tagak), and the village Pandai Sikat (Pandai Sikek), where the traditional songket (kain balapak) is still woven. The northern part of Lake Singkarak is also situated in Tanah Datar.


Tanah Datar is divided in 14 subdistricts (kecamatan):

  • Batipuh
  • Batipuh Selatan
  • X Koto
  • V Kaum
  • Lintau Buo Utara
  • Lintau Buo
  • Padang Ganting
  • Pariangan
  • Rambatan
  • Salimpaung
  • Sungai Tarab
  • Sungayang
  • Tanjung Emas
  • Tanjung Baru

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