Kingdom of Koto Besar / Prov. Sumatera Barat

Kingdom of Koto Besar, located on Sumatera, in the district Dharmasraya. Prov. of West Sumatera.

District of Dharmasraya

Province of West Sumatera


* Foto kingdom of Koto Besar: link


About the king

Present king (2018): Sutan Riska Daulat Yang Dipertuan Sri Sultan Maharaja Diraja.
Installed 2013.

Kerajaan Koto Besar


History of the kingdom

The Kingdom was founded by Puti Reno Langguak, the younger brother of the king of Pagaruyung at that time, Rajo Yang Dipertuan Jati.

Currently, the Kingdom of Pagaruyung is led by Raja Alam Sutan Muhammad Taufik Thaib. While the throne of Koto Besar is held by Sutan Riska Daulat Yang Dipertuan Sri Sultan Maharaja Diraja.
Sutan Riska was appointed six months ago (2013) to replace the previous king, who died (this paper May 25, 2013). Except the King, there are 16 datuak. Each consists of 4 datuak in Koto Besar, 4 datuak in Bonjol, and 8 datuak in Abai Siat.

“The Kingdom of Koto Besar includes 3 districts, namely Rumbai River, Koto Besar, and Asam Jujuhan, and some areas of Koto Baru,” said Afrizal. He estimates, that the people of the Kingdom of Koto Besar today are about
60,000 people.


The palace

under renovation


Source (only indon. language)

– Asal usul Koto Besar: http://www.warnetgadis.com/2015/06/asal-usul-koto-besar-dharmasraya.html
– Tentang Koto Besar: http://www.news.ranahweb.com/news.php?id_news=320/Berita/view/Kisah-Sumpah-3-Abad-Dua-Kerajaan-di-Minangkabau#.WNUpgaKJjIU