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Medan

(mē`dăn), in the Bible, son of Abraham and Keturah.

Medan

(mādän`), city (1990 pop. 1,730,052), capital of North Sumatra prov., NE Sumatra, Indonesia, on the Deli River, c.15 mi (25 km) from its mouth, where the city's port (Belawan) is situated. The largest city in Sumatra and the fourth largest in Indonesia, Medan is the marketing, commercial, and transportation center of a rich agricultural area containing great tobacco, rubber, and palm oil estates. Coffee and tea are also grown in the vicinity. Industries include the production of machinery and tile, and automobile assembly. Medan, gateway to the beautiful Lake Toba region, is a tourist center, with an international airport; attractions include the Great Mosque (the largest in Sumatra) and the Palace of the Sultan of Deli. The city is the seat of the Univ. of North Sumatra and the Islamic Univ. of North Sumatra. In 1994 the city was the site of labor riots that were rooted in long-standing ethnically based tensions between Chinese business owners and Malay workers.

Medan

 

a city in Indonesia, the largest city on Sumatra, and the administrative center of North Sumatra Province. Population, 598,000 (1970). Situated on the Strait of Malacca, Medan has a harbor, Belawan, 25 km north of the city. It is a railroad and highway junction. Offices of North Sumatra’s state-owned plantations are located here, as well as branches of national and international banks. The principal commodities are food and condiments, textiles, rubber, and metal and wood products. On the outskirts are enterprises for the production of palm oil and for the processing of rubber and other agricultural exports. Medan is the site of the University of North Sumatra, founded in 1952, and other educational institutions.

Medan

a city in Indonesia, in NE Sumatra: seat of the University of North Sumatra (1952) and the Indonesian Islam University (1952). Pop.: 1 904 273 (2000)
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