Musi Rawas Regency

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Musi Rawas Regency
Regency
COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Beeld waarschijnlijk deel van een Hindoeïstische tempel in de omgeving van Djambi district Rawas Sumatra TMnr 60002820.jpg
Official seal of Musi Rawas Regency
Seal
Location in South Sumatra
Location in South Sumatra
Country Indonesia
Province South Sumatra
Capital Muara Beliti
Area
 • Total 12,365.8 km2 (4,774.5 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 454,142
 • Density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website http://www.musi-rawas.go.id/

Musi Rawas Regency is a regency of South Sumatra, Indonesia. It has an area of 12,365.8 km² and a population of 454,142 as of 2000. The capital lies at Muara Beliti Baru.

History[edit]

In February 2010, Musi Rawas was subject to serious flooding which submerged over 6000 homes and affected thousands of hectares of land.[1]

On April 29, 2013 there were a clash between people from North Musi Rawas who blocade national road Jambi-Palembang v.v. with policemen who want to open the blocade after 11 hours negotiation failed. 4 people dead and 6 policemen is shot with traditional guns by protesters. People from North Musi Rawas want a new regency split from the current Musi Rawas Regency.[2] A new regency, called Muratara Regency, was created in June 2013.[3]

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