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Solok

Solok
Kota Solok
Coat of arms of Solok
Motto(s): 
Indonesian: Bersih, Elok, Rapi, Aman dan Sejahtera (BERAS)
(Clean, Elegant, Neat, Safe and Prosperous)
Location within West Sumatra
Location within West Sumatra
Solok is located in Sumatra
Solok
Solok
Location in Sumatra and Indonesia
Solok is located in Indonesia
Solok
Solok
Solok (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 00°47′59″S 100°39′58″E / 0.79972°S 100.66611°E / -0.79972; 100.66611
Country Indonesia
Province West Sumatra
Government
 • MayorZul Elfian Trianso
 • Vice MayorReinier Intan Batuah
Area
 • Total58.72 km2 (22.67 sq mi)
Population
 (mid 2022 estimate[1])
 • Total75,850
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
Area code(+62) 755
ClimateAf
Websitesolokkota.go.id

Solok (means valley) is a city in West Sumatra, Indonesia. The motto of this city is Kota Beras which is an abbreviation of "Bersih, Elok, Rapi, Aman dan Sejahtera". It has an area of 58.72 km2 (0.14 percent of the area of West Sumatra), a population of 59,396 at the 2010 Census,[2] and 73,438 at the 2020 Census;[3] the official estimate as at mid-2022 was 75,850 - comprising 38,231 males and 37,619 females.[1] Solok topography varies between the plains and hilly with a height of 390 m above sea level. Three tributaries cross Solok, namely Batang Lembang, Batang Gawan, and Batang Air Binguang.

Judging from the type of soil, 21.37 percent of the land in Solok is rice fields and the remaining 78.63 percent is used for other than rice fields. The travel time from Solok to Padang is 75 minutes, to the city of Padang Panjang for 60 minutes, and to Sawahlunto for 40 minutes.[4]

Administration

Solok City is divided into two administrative districts (kecamatan) which are listed below with their areas and populations at the 2010 census[2] and the 2020 census,[3] together with the official estimates as of mid 2022.[1] The table also includes the number of administrative urban villages (kelurahan) in each district.

Name of
District
(kecamatan)
Area
in
km2
Pop'n
2010
census
Pop'n
2020
census
Pop'n
mid-2022
estimate
Admin
centre
No.
of
villages
Lubuk Sikarah 35.98 32,645 40,720 42,129 Tanah Garam 7
Tanjung Harapan 22.74 26,751 32,718 33,721 Tanjung Paku 6
Totals 58.72 59,396 73,438 75,850 Lubuk Sikarah 13

The two districts comprise respectively the west and east parts of the city.

Climate

Solok has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) with heavy rainfall year-round.

Climate data for Solok
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 29.5
(85.1)
29.9
(85.8)
30.0
(86.0)
30.2
(86.4)
30.5
(86.9)
30.1
(86.2)
29.8
(85.6)
29.8
(85.6)
29.4
(84.9)
29.3
(84.7)
29.3
(84.7)
29.2
(84.6)
29.8
(85.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.1
(77.2)
25.2
(77.4)
25.3
(77.5)
25.7
(78.3)
25.8
(78.4)
25.2
(77.4)
25.0
(77.0)
24.9
(76.8)
24.9
(76.8)
25.0
(77.0)
25.1
(77.2)
24.9
(76.8)
25.2
(77.3)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 20.7
(69.3)
20.6
(69.1)
20.7
(69.3)
21.2
(70.2)
21.1
(70.0)
20.4
(68.7)
20.2
(68.4)
20.1
(68.2)
20.5
(68.9)
20.8
(69.4)
20.9
(69.6)
20.7
(69.3)
20.7
(69.2)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 268
(10.6)
190
(7.5)
240
(9.4)
282
(11.1)
191
(7.5)
141
(5.6)
114
(4.5)
146
(5.7)
176
(6.9)
257
(10.1)
272
(10.7)
269
(10.6)
2,546
(100.2)
Source: Climate-Data.org[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2023, Kota Solok Dalam Angka 2023 (Katalog-BPS 1102001.1372)
  2. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ Bappeda Kota Solok. "Kota Solok Dalam Angka Tahun 2014". Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "Climate: Solok". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 8 November 2020.


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