Tanjungbalai (city)

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Tanjungbalai
City of Tanjungbalai
Kota Tanjungbalai
Other transcription(s)
   Jawi تنجوڠ بالاي
   Chinese 丹戎巴萊
   Hokkien tan jiông pa lâi
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A monument in Tanjungbalai
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Nickname(s): 
Kota Kerang (Scallops City)
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Location within North Sumatra
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Tanjungbalai
Location in Sumatra and Indonesia
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Tanjungbalai
Tanjungbalai (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 2°58′12″N99°48′0″E / 2.97000°N 99.80000°E / 2.97000; 99.80000 Coordinates: 2°58′12″N99°48′0″E / 2.97000°N 99.80000°E / 2.97000; 99.80000
Country Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Province Flag of North Sumatra.svg  North Sumatra
Government
  MayorSyahrial
  Vice MayorIsmail
  Chairman of City's Council of RepresentativesTengku Eswin (Golkar)
  Vice Chairmen of City's Council of RepresentativesSurya Darma (PDI-P) and Syahrial Bakti (National Awakening Party)
Area
  Total60.52 km2 (23.37 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 Census)
  Total176,027
  Density2,900/km2 (7,500/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Area code (+62) 623
Website www.tanjungbalaikota.go.id
Tanjungbalai in 1895 COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Tandjoengbalei 1895 TMnr 60038665.jpg
Tanjungbalai in 1895

Tanjungbalai (Indonesian: Kota Tanjungbalai), formerly known as Tanjungbalai-Asahan is a city in North Sumatra province, Indonesia, on the estuary of the Asahan River. It has an area of 60.52 square kilometers (23.37 sq mi) and the sixth largest kota (urban) population in North Sumatra with 154,445 inhabitants in the 2010 census and 176,027 at the 2020 Census. [1] The town has a ferry terminal with services to Port Klang, Malaysia, and the city-island of Singapore.

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It was formerly a district of Asahan Regency until it was elevated to city status, but the tag "Asahan" is still used to distinguish it from the port of the same name on Great Karimun island. After the separation of Tanjungbalai from Asahan Regency, it technically becomes an enclave within Asahan Regency.

Administrative divisions

The city is divided administratively into six districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census [2] and 2020 Census. [3]

NameArea
in
km2
Population
Census 2010 [2]
Population
Census 2020 [4]
Datuk Bandar 22.4933,79741,544
Datuk Bandar Timur
(East Datuk Bandar)
14.5726,94230,492
Tanjungbalai Selatan
(South Tanjungbalai)
1.9819,33019,277
Tanjungbalai Utara
(North Tanjungbalai)
0.8415,86216,173
Sei Tualang Raso 8.0922,71227,283
Teluk Nibung
(Nibung Bay)
12.5535,80241,258
Totals60.52154,445176,027

Tanjungbalai Asahan Port (Teluk Nibung Port)

The Port has warehouse facilities and stacking fields. This port also carries out cargo and passenger services with activities mainly in exporting vegetables and fish to Malaysia. The port has passenger services to Port Klang and Port of Melintang Forest, Perak. Teluk Nibung passenger terminal currently has an area of about 2,500 square metres, consisting of two floors with a capacity of around 800 people. 1st floor for check-in, customs, immigration for arrivals, VIP rooms, quarantine rooms and 2nd floor for immigration rooms for departures, passenger waiting rooms, food court and coffee shops. [5] [6]

Climate

Tanjungbalai has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) with moderate rainfall from January to July and heavy rainfall from August to December.

Climate data for Tanjungbalai
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)31.2
(88.2)
31.6
(88.9)
32.0
(89.6)
31.9
(89.4)
32.2
(90.0)
32.1
(89.8)
31.8
(89.2)
31.6
(88.9)
31.2
(88.2)
31.0
(87.8)
30.6
(87.1)
30.8
(87.4)
31.5
(88.7)
Daily mean °C (°F)26.4
(79.5)
26.6
(79.9)
27.0
(80.6)
27.1
(80.8)
27.5
(81.5)
27.3
(81.1)
26.9
(80.4)
26.9
(80.4)
26.7
(80.1)
26.7
(80.1)
26.3
(79.3)
26.4
(79.5)
26.8
(80.3)
Average low °C (°F)21.6
(70.9)
21.7
(71.1)
22.0
(71.6)
22.4
(72.3)
22.8
(73.0)
22.5
(72.5)
22.1
(71.8)
22.2
(72.0)
22.3
(72.1)
22.4
(72.3)
22.1
(71.8)
22.0
(71.6)
22.2
(71.9)
Average rainfall mm (inches)129
(5.1)
89
(3.5)
102
(4.0)
120
(4.7)
128
(5.0)
120
(4.7)
121
(4.8)
168
(6.6)
213
(8.4)
271
(10.7)
219
(8.6)
183
(7.2)
1,863
(73.3)
Source: Climate-Data.org [7]

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