Banyuasin Regency

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Banyuasin Regency
Regency
Official seal of Banyuasin Regency
Seal
Location in South Sumatra
Location in South Sumatra
Country Indonesia
Province South Sumatra
Capital Pangkalan Balai
Area
 • Total 11,822.99 km2 (4,564.88 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 654,286
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)

Banyuasin Regency is a regency of South Sumatra, Indonesia. It has an area of 11,822.99 km² and a population of 654,286 as of 2000. The capital lies at Pangkalan Balai. Much of the regency is coastal lowland.[1]

The name for this regency came from Javanese language terms banyu (water) and asin (salty),[2] referring to its coastal geography.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Potential and prospects for development, Simperdal, accessed 19 February 2011
  2. ^ Robson, Stuart; Singgih Wibisono; Yacinta Kurniasih (2002). Javanese English dictionary. Tuttle Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7946-0000-6. 

Coordinates: 2°53′00″S 104°22′59″E / 2.88333°S 104.38306°E / -2.88333; 104.38306