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Maria Destination Guide

Delve into Maria in Indonesia!

Maria in the region of North Sumatra is located in Indonesia - some 824 mi (or 1,326 km) North-West of Jakarta, the country's capital.

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Current time in Maria is now 03:22 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Jakarta" with an UTC offset of 7 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Tuktuk Rihit, Sondi, Saribudolok, Parapat, Panguruan or Perdamaran. While being here, make sure to check out Silaubataran-hulu, Sibaganding, Panahatan, Sileutu, Maria and Dolok Marsauran as well. We discovered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Danau Toba from Tuk Tuk

00:26 min ( May 19, 2008 by BoraHorza555)
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View of the lake from a resteraunt in Tuk Tuk

Mengkel in Samosir

04:11 min ( May 09, 2008 by VikySianipar)
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A Journal of Viky Sianipar

Lake Toba - A Super Volcano

06:00 min ( February 04, 2009 by suntanabc)
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Toba lake samosir - tabocottages

05:01 min ( October 28, 2010 by tabocottages)
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Tabo Hotel is run by Anto, a local batak from Samosir and german Annette, who came travelling to Lake Toba, loved it and stayed. There are three kids Marco, 15, Julia 13, and Hotto, 11, 4 dogs and sev...

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Interesting facts about this location


Parapat is a small town in North Sumatra province on the edge of Lake Toba, on the Uluan Peninsula where it forms the narrowest eastern link to Samosir Island. It is the primary transit point by ferry for visitors going to Samosir Island, and connected via Trans-Sumatran Highway to Pematang Siantar by a 48 km road. Dody Administratively it is part of Simalungun Regency.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 2.76, 98.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Lake Toba, Populated places in North Sumatra, Tourism in Indonesia

Lake Toba

Lake Toba is a lake and supervolcano. The lake is 100 kilometres long, 30 kilometres wide, and up to 505 metres (1,666 ft) deep. Located in the middle of the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra with a surface elevation of about 900 metres, the lake stretches from {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:2.88|N|98.52|E||||| | |name= }} to {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:2.35|N|99.1|E||||| | |name= }}.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 2.76, 98.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Batak, Crater lakes, Lake Toba, Lakes of Indonesia, Subduction volcanoes, Supervolcanoes, VEI-8 volcanoes, Volcanic calderas of Indonesia, Volcanoes of Sumatra

Toba catastrophe theory

The Toba supereruption (Youngest Toba Tuff or simply YTT) was a supervolcanic eruption that occurred sometime between 69,000 and 77,000 years ago at Lake Toba. It is recognized as one of the Earth's largest known eruptions. The related catastrophe hypothesis holds that this event caused a global volcanic winter of 6–10 years and possibly a 1,000-year-long cooling episode. The Toba event is the most closely studied supereruption.

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Located at 2.76, 98.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Extinction events, Geology theories, Human evolution, Lake Toba, Prehistoric Indonesia, Supervolcanoes, VEI-8 volcanoes, Volcanic events


Pematangsiantar (sometimes written as Pematang Siantar, acronym PT. Siantar or P. Siantar, colloquially just Siantar but the official name has no space) is an independent city in North Sumatera, 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 been elevated to Kota - its population was 219,319 in 1990 Census, 242,756 in 2000 Census, and 229,525 in the 2005 Intercensal count.

More reading: Pematangsiantar homepage
Located at 2.76, 98.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:Cities in Indonesia, Populated places in North Sumatra, Regency capitals of Indonesia


For the Regency named Samosir, see Samosir Regency. Samosir, or Samosir Island, is a large volcanic island in Lake Toba, located in the north of the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Administratively, Samosir Island is governed as six of the nine districts within Samosir Regency. The lake and island were formed after the eruption of a supervolcano some 75,000 years ago. The island was originally connected to the surrounding caldera wall by a small isthmus, which was cut through to aid navigation.

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Located at 2.76, 98.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 mi away.
Tags:Batak, Islands of Sumatra, Lake Toba, Lake islands of Asia