Karo Regency is a regency in the province of North Sumatra, Indonesia. The district capital is located in Kabanjahe. This regency has an area of 2,127.25 km2 and has a population of approximately 500,000 people. This regency is located in the Karo highlands, Bukit Barisan, North Sumatra. Located 77 km from the city of Medan, the capital of North Sumatra Province. The Karo Regency is located on a plateau with a height of between 600 and 1,400 meters above sea level. Because it is at the altitude, Tanah Karo Simalem, another name for this district has a cool climate with temperatures ranging from 16 to 17° C.
In the Karo highlands, you can find beautiful natural nuances of the mountains with cool air and typical fruit and vegetable regions. In this area we can also enjoy the beauty of the Sibayak volcano which is still active and is located above an altitude of 2172 meters above sea level. The meaning of the word Sibayak is Raja. Mount Sibayak means Mount Raja according to the understanding of the ancestors of the Karo tribe.