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

Padang
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiڤادڠ
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
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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
ProvinceCoat of arms of West Sumatra.svg West Sumatra
Founded7 August 1669
Government
 • MayorMahyeldi Ansharullah
Area
 • Total695 km2 (268 sq mi)
Elevation
0-1,853 m (0-6,079 ft)
Population
(2014)
 • Total1,000,096
 • Density1,438.98/km2 (3,726.9/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Padangnese
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)
Area code(s)+62 751
ClimateAf
Websitewww.padang.go.id

ReferencesEdit

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