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Payakumbuh

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Payakumbuh is the second largest city in West Sumatra, Indonesia, with a population of over 122,000 people and an area of 80.43 km². It is in the Minangkabau Highlands, 120 km by road from the West Sumatran capital city of Padang and 180 km from the Riau capital city of Pekanbaru. The whole area is directly adjacent to the Lima Puluh Kota Regency. It is located near the volcano Mount Merapi, Mount Sago, and Bukit Barisan. Payakumbuh means grassy swamp in the Minangkabau language.In 2011, Payakumbuh was the cities with highest economic growth in West Sumatra. Innovations in the sanitation, waste management, healthy traditional markets, street vendors coaching, and urban drainage, deliver this city was awarded the "Urban Innovation Management" in 2012. In 2013, Payakumbuh received the "Adipura" ('cleanest city') award in the category of small city for the seventh time.Payakumbuh is known for flying duck races, foods like batiah, small sweet rice cookies; gelamai, a sweet coconut palm sugared snack; and rendang. Payakumbuh produces a wide range of agriculture products including rice, milk, cattle and palm sugar.Payakumbuh and surrounding villages, namely Mungka, Simalanggang and Batuhampar are origin of Negeri Sembilan people of Malaysia. Literally translated, the city name means "grassy swamp". It suggests that the area was originally swampy.
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