Grand Mosque, Palembang
|Motto: Bersatu Teguh (Indonesian)
(Strength in Unity)
Location of South Sumatra in Indonesia
|• Governor||H. Alex Noerdin|
|• Total||91,592.43 km2 (35,364.03 sq mi)|
|• Density||87/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|• Ethnic groups||Malay (31%), Javanese (27%), Komering (6%), Musi Banyuasin (3%), Sundanese (2%)|
|• Religion||Muslim (86%), Hindu (10.4%), Christian (1.5%), Buddhist (0.7%)|
|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.
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.
|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)
|South Ogan Komering Ulu Regency
(Ogan Komering Ulu Selatan)
|Muara Enim Regency||8,587.94||717,717||769,211||Muara Enim|
|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.
- Indonesia's Population: Ethnicity and Religion in a Changing Political Landscape. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. 2003.
- Indian investor to build railroad track in S Sumatra
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