Hidden Facts on Samosir Island – Samosir Island is one of the most popular islands in Indonesia, especially on the island of Sumatra, this island is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations to visit.
Samosir Island has an area of about 63,000 hectares or approximately 640 square kilometers. The difference in area with Singapore is not too far away, around nine square kilometers, because Singapore covers an area of approximately 72,150 hectares. Before becoming a separate autonomous region, Samosir Island was included in the Toba-Samosir (Tobasa) Regency but was divided into a separate Regency, namely Samosir Regency.
The Indonesian government has designated Lake Toba as one of the priority tourist destinations. Talking about Lake Toba, of course, it would not be complete without Samosir Island in the middle of Lake Toba.
1. Lake Toba and Samosir Island are formed from a supervolcano called Mount Toba which erupted 74,000 years ago
2. Shortly after the eruption, Samosir Island did not exist immediately, but slowly emerged thousands of years later due to volcanic activity
3. The entire area of Samosir Island is only included in Samosir Regency. Unlike Lake Toba which is included in 7 districts
4. The area of Samosir is almost the same as the area of Singapore, you know! Samosir has an area of 63,000 hectares, while Singapore has 72,150 hectares
5. On Samosir Island, there are two large lakes, namely Lake Aek Natonang and Lake Sidihoni. Lake above the lake!
6. Transportation to Samosir Island can be by water or by land because there is already a bridge connecting with Sumatra Island
7. The average elevation of the Samosir Island land is 1,000 meters above sea level
8. Samosir Island is an island in the 5th largest lake in the world. The largest is Manitoulin Island in America
9. The man who first set foot on Samosir Island is believed to be named King Sidabutar