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Pematangsiantar (sometimes written as Pematang Siantar, acronym PT. Siantar or P. Siantar, colloquially just Siantar, Jawi: ڤيماتاڠسيانتار‎, Chinese: 先达; pinyin: Xiān dá), is an independent city in North Sumatra, Indonesia, surrounded by, but not part of, the Simalungun Regency. Pematangsiantar formerly had the status of a second level district (daerah tingkat dua) and has recently been elevated to Kota (City) - its population was 219,319 in the 1990 Census, 242,756 in the 2000 Census, and 240,787 in the 2010 Census, making it the second largest city in the province after the provincial capital Medan.


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Facts and Stats for Pematangsiantar*

  • Pollution Statistics in Pematangsiantar

    Know the pollution level of Pematangsiantar before you plan your visit.

    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Pematangsiantar: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Pematangsiantar for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Pematangsiantar.

    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Pematangsiantar - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 94.12 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 8.62 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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