HomeBlogs Agam Agam is a region district in West Sumatra province, Indonesia. Lubuk
Basung is the capital of Agam region district. Covered about 2,232.30 KM
square area. There are 2 meaning of Agam; 1. According to the language
of Aceh, Agam mean a men (this mean there is a conecting betwen
Minangkabau and aceh) 2. Acording to Tambo (the Minangkabau philosophy),
Agam is a part of Luhak Nan Tuo which is Luhak Agam and it is take from
the name of a plant which live at Mensiang Agam.
There are 15 subdistrict, and those 15 divided into 61 rural district. The subdistricts in Agam region district are: -IV
Angkek-IV Koto-Ampek Nagari-Banuhampu-Baso-Candung-Kamang Magek-Lubuk
Basung- Matua-Palembayan-Palupuah-Sungai Pua-Tanjuang Mutiara-Tanjuang
In Agam region district there is a famous
lake, called Maninjau Lake. For people who lived arround Maninjau Lake,
they used it as source for living as fishermen by developing karamba/
floating net cage where they breeding the fish. And also they farming;
which are paddies, some of fruit trees, timber species, and spice trees.
Agam region district government is also develpoing Maninjau lake as