Muaro Jambi Regency

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Muaro Jambi Regency
Regency
Makara, the portal guardian statue of Candi Gumpung, a Buddhist temple at Muaro Jambi archaeological site, Jambi.
Makara, the portal guardian statue of Candi Gumpung, a Buddhist temple at Muaro Jambi archaeological site, Jambi.
Official seal of Muaro Jambi Regency
Seal
Lokasi Jambi Kabupaten Muaro Jambi.svg
Country Indonesia
Province Jambi
Capital Sengeti
Area
 • Total 5,246 km2 (2,025 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 314,598
 • Density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website http://www.muarojambi.go.id/

Muaro Jambi Regency is a regency of Jambi, Indonesia. From the 4th until the 13th century, it was the seat of the Hindu-Buddhist Melayu Kingdom. It has an area of 5,246 km² and population of 314,598.[1]

The regency is divided into eight subdistricts: Jambi Luar Kota, Kumpeh, Kumpeh Ulu, Maro Sebo, Mestong, Sekernan, Sungai Bahar and Sungai Gelam.

Archaeology[edit]

Located within this regency, the Muaro Jambi Temple Compounds is one of the largest archaeological complex in Sumatra. The archaeological site is located some 22 km downstream from the modern capital, on the opposite bank, it has the ancient Hindu Candi and Menapo or brick-built temples and canals. Restoration of three main structures Candi Tinggi, Candi Gumpung and Candi Kedaton, the last with an unusual fill of small white river pebbles, has been completed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penduduk Provinsi Jambi 2000-2009". jambi.bps.go.id. Badan Pusat Statistik. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 

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Coordinates: 1°38′25″S 103°44′38″E / 1.64028°S 103.74389°E / -1.64028; 103.74389