South Sumatra

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South Sumatra
Sumatera Selatan
Grand Mosque, Palembang
Grand Mosque, Palembang
Flag of South Sumatra
Official seal of South Sumatra
Motto: Bersatu Teguh (Indonesian)
(Strength in Unity)
Location of South Sumatra in Indonesia
Location of South Sumatra in Indonesia
Coordinates: 2°45′S 103°50′E / 2.750°S 103.833°E / -2.750; 103.833Coordinates: 2°45′S 103°50′E / 2.750°S 103.833°E / -2.750; 103.833
Country Indonesia
Capital Palembang
 • Governor H. Alex Noerdin
 • Total 91,592.43 km2 (35,364.03 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,996,535
 • Density 87/km2 (230/sq mi)
 • Ethnic groups Malay (31%), Javanese (27%), Komering (6%), Musi Banyuasin (3%), Sundanese (2%)[1]
 • Religion Muslim (86%), Hindu (10.4%), Christian (1.5%), Buddhist (0.7%)
 • Languages Indonesian
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)

South Sumatra (Indonesian: Sumatera Selatan) is a province of Indonesia. Located towards the southern end of Sumatra, its capital is Palembang and its population is 7,446,401 according to the 2010 census; by January 2014 this had risen to 7,996,535.


It is on the island of Sumatra, and borders the provinces of Lampung to the south, Bengkulu to the west, and Jambi to the north. Off the east coast are the islands of Bangka and Belitung, which were split from South Sumatra province to form the new province of Bangka-Belitung in 2000.

The environtment of South Sumatra is very suitable for palm oil industries including palm estate, and rubber industries.

Administrative Divisions[edit]

The capital of South Sumatra province is Palembang. This province is divided into eleven regencies (kabupaten)and four autonomous cities (kota), listed below with their areas and their populations at the 2010 Census and according to the latest (January 2014) estimates.

Name Area (km2) Population
Census 2010
Estimate 2014
Palembang (city) 374.03 1,452,840 1,561,959 Palembang
Ogan Ilir Regency 2,513.09 380,861 408,826 Indralaya
Ogan Komering Ilir Regency 17,058.32 726,659 780,695 Kayu Agung
Ogan Komering Ulu Regency 2,772.56 323,420 347,799 Baturaja
East Ogan Komering Ulu Regency
(Ogan Komering Ulu Timur)
3,410.15 609,715 654,696 Martapura
South Ogan Komering Ulu Regency
(Ogan Komering Ulu Selatan)
5,493.94 318,345 341,770 Muara Dua
Prabumulih (city) 421.62 161,814 173,857 Prabumulih
Muara Enim Regency 8,587.94 717,717 769,211 Muara Enim
Lahat Regency 4,076.06 370,146 397,094 Lahat
Pagar Alam (city) 570.16 126,363 135,431 Pagar Alam
Empat Lawang Regency 2,556.44 220,694 237,389 Tebing Tinggi
Lubuk Linggau (city) 419.80 201,217 216,064 Lubuk Linggau
Musi Rawas Regency 12,134.57 524,919 564,030 Muara Beliti
Musi Banyuasin Regency 14,477.00 562,584 602,615 Sekayu
Banyuasin Regency 12,142.73 749,107 805,096 Pangkalan Balai


The coal deposit of South Sumatra is 22.24 billion tons or 48.45 percent of the total national reserves. The province also has 4.18 trillion standard cubic feet of natural gas and 757.4 standard cubic feet of natural oil.[2]


  1. ^ Indonesia's Population: Ethnicity and Religion in a Changing Political Landscape. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. 2003. 
  2. ^ Indian investor to build railroad track in S Sumatra

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