Medan is the capital of the North Sumatra province in Indonesia. Located on the northern coast, Medan is the third largest city in Indonesia behind Jakarta, and Surabaya, and the largest Indonesian city outside Java. The city is bordered by the Deli Serdang Regency to the east, south and west, and the Strait of Malacca to the north.
Medan has been dubbed by the Dutch as Parijs van Soematra because of its resemblance to Paris during the era of the Dutch occupation. While Lamudi a worldwide real estate portal categorized Medan as one of the six cities in Asia which has many old buildings such as Medan Capitol Building (Balai Kota Medan) and Medan Great Mosque accompanied with its metropolitan city, rich of its history and culture.