from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of western Indonesia on the Indian Ocean and the west-central coast of Sumatra. It is a major port, trading in tea, coffee, and spices. Population: 800,000.


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  • PADANG, Indonesia (Reuters) - Markets reopened and some children attended school in the shattered port city of Padang on Monday, but no hope remained for some inland villages which would be left as mass graves.

    Reuters: Top News

  • AFP/Getty Images People try to reach their relatives by cellphone as they flee to higher ground in Padang, West Sumatra, on October 25, 2010 after an earthquake triggered a tsunami.

    Quake Triggers Tsunami

  • A devastating earthquake in Padang city last September prompted the government to improve its rapid response and early warning systems.

    Indonesia Responds to Dual Natural Disasters

  • A call from some ulema, or religious councils, for a ban on smoking will be discussed at the meeting in Padang Panjang, around 870 km (540 miles) north west of the capital Jakarta.

    Indonesia Islamic body to mull ban on smoking and yoga

  • According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, they did measure a little bit of a tsunami in a place called Padang which is north just about due north of that red dot.

    CNN Transcript Sep 12, 2007

  • Associated Press writers John Nedi in Padang, and Niniek Karmini and Irwan Firdaus in Jakarta contributed to this report.

    Indonesia Hit By Tsunami, Volcanic Eruption

  • The city is called Padang, the coastal capital of western Sumatra.

    CNN Transcript Sep 30, 2009

  • The city is called Padang, the coastal capital of Western Sumatra.

    CNN Transcript Sep 30, 2009

  • It is relatively shallow and it is about 300 miles from Padang, which is important to note.

    CNN Transcript Sep 12, 2007

  • While they were calling Padang, Sontrop summoned a uniformed native, who served us with glasses of fresh iced lime juice.

    A Rude Awakening


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