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About Medan

Coat of Arms of MedanSatellite view is showing Medan, a major port, largest city and the provincial capital of North Sumatra, Indonesia. The city is located in the northeast of Sumatra, the sixth- largest island in the world.

Masjid Raya Mosque, Medan
Masjid Raya Mosque, a landmark of Medan, the mosque was built between 1906 and 1909. The Great Mosque of Medan was designed by the Dutch architect Van Erp.
Image: Batubara Ismail Rahmat
According to history, the city was founded at the confluence of the Deli River and the Babura River in the end of the 16th century by Guru Patimpus, a Pemena religious teacher (Guru) who later converted to Islam. The place was then known as Tanah Deli (Deli land) and the village as Medan Putri and Medan-Deli.

Medan has a population of about 2.2 million inhabitants (in 2010 external website), more than 4 million people live in Greater Medan. Medan is Indonesia's fourth most populous city (after Jakarta, Surabaya, and Bandung).

Official language is Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia), but the population of Medan consists of many diverse ethnic groups: Javanese, Batak, Chinese, Mandailing, Malay, Minangkabau, Karo, and Indian, all with their own culture and language.

Just zoom in (+) to see three of Medan's major tourist attractions: the Palace of the Sultan of Deli (Maimun Palace), the Great Mosque (Masjid Raya), and the historical Sri Deli Park.

The city is seat of the University of North Sumatra (Universitas Sumatera Utara external website) and the Islamic University of North Sumatra (Universitas Islam Sumatera Utara external website).

The map shows a city map of Medan with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Kualanamu International Airport external website (IATA code: KNO) which replaced Polonia International Airport (IATA code: MES) on 25 July 2013, today Polonia International Airport is used by the Indonesian Air Force, now known as Soewondo Air Force Base. Kualanamu Airport is located 30 km east of Medan.

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Local Time Indonesia:
Friday-July-19  21:16  
UTC/GMT +7 hours
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Google Earth: Searchable Map and Satellite view of Medan, Indonesia.

City Coordinates: 3°35′N 98°40′E
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