The islands are included in the administration of Padang, Sumatra.
The coal has to be transported by railway via Solok to Padang (Emmahaven), a seaport on the west coast.
Sibo Equator Bata :: Padang AVA Ketaun, in Lebong, flowing to the west coast, and of the upper Musi, flowing to the east coast; the valleys of Makakau and Selabung or the upper Komering, an affluent of the Musi, between Sebelat and Kaba.
Gets 126 in.; Singkel (2° 15' N.), 172 in.; and Padang 184 in.
Here, too, the prevailing rainfall is brought by the north-west monsoon, but in this belt its prevalence is not so pronounced, Padang getting 94 in.