Also in the north, is the world's largest volcanic lake and a popular stop off on the backpacker trail. In a nation of active volcanoes, Mount Kerinci in , is the highest of them all at some 3,805 metres.

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The village of Bukit Lawang is in the park 90 km northwest of Medan.

, on the island of in , is the largest volcanic lake in the world.

is the fourth-largest city in after , and .


The main airport of is Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport near .

, cutely abbreviated Babel, is a province in consisting of the islands of Bangka and Belitung, just off the south-eastern coast of .

is a province on the southwestern coast of island in .

is a province in eastern , . The main airport in the province is City's …

One of the largest national parks in Indonesia, Kerinci Seblat protects almost 14,000 km of tropical rain forests in central western Sumatra running down the Barisan mountain range and its foothills and covering parts of four provinces.

A visit to , or surfing at Karang Nyimbor, Tanjung Setia, are highly recommended.

North Sumatera has more than 13 major towns, including: Indonesian is mostly spoken in the area.

is a province in . It is located on the east coast of the island and is rich in oil.

The are an archipelago in , located east of and south of .

is a province on the island of , .

is in , . bounded in the north by the province of , in the west by the Indian ocean, in the south by the provinces of and , and in the east by province.


  • Type:  Island
  • Location:  , ,
  • Population:  50,400,000
  • Latitude of center: 
  • Longitude of center:  102° east
  • Elevation:  12 meters (39 feet)
  • Wikidata:  Sumatra
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Sumatra

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