Musi Banyuasin Regency

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Musi Banyuasin Regency
Regency
Official seal of Musi Banyuasin Regency
Seal
Location in South Sumatra
Location in South Sumatra
Country Indonesia
Province South Sumatra
Capital Sekayu
Area
 • Total 14,477 km2 (5,590 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 562,584
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)

Musi Banyuasin is a regency of South Sumatra (or Sumatra Selatan) province, in Indonesia. It has a total area of 14,477 km2 (5,590 sq mi) and a population of 562,584 at the 2010 Census.

The capital of Musi Banyuasin regency is Sekayu.

Geography[edit]

Fifteen percent of South Sumatera Province is located between 1.3° to 4° South latitude and from 103° to 104°40′ East longitude. The borders are:

  • Northern: Jambi Province
  • Southern: Muara Enim Regency
  • Western: Musi Rawas Regency
  • Eastern: Banyuasin Regency

Musi Banyuasin regency is further divided into districts (kecamatan):

  • Sekayu
  • Sungai Keruh
  • Babat Toman
  • Sanga Desa
  • Batang Hari Leko
  • Keluang
  • Lais
  • Sungai Lilin
  • Bayung Lencir
  • Lalan
  • Plakat Tinggi

Soil[edit]

Musi Banyuasin Regency consists of 4 kinds of soil:

  • Organosol: along the swamp and in the plain area
  • Clay Loam: see Organosol
  • Alluvial: along the Musi River
  • Pudzolik: in the hilly area

Climate[edit]

Musi Banyuasin Regency has tropic and wet season with variation of rainfall between 39.00 to 297.25 mm, for the year 2007 December has highest rank of rainfaals. Rain days ini 2007 tend to variation between 2.75 to 15.25 days with January has highest rank of rain days.

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Coordinates: 2°53′38″S 103°48′45″E / 2.89389°S 103.81250°E / -2.89389; 103.81250