Lahat Regency

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Lahat Regency
Megalithic statue located on the way from Pulauping village to Tinggihari village (photo taken in 1933)
Megalithic statue located on the way from Pulauping village to Tinggihari village (photo taken in 1933)
Official seal of Lahat Regency
Seal
Location in South Sumatra
Location in South Sumatra
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceSouth Sumatra
CapitalLahat
Area
 • Total4,076.06 km2 (1,573.78 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total397,094
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)

Lahat Regency is a regency of South Sumatra (or Sumatra Selatan) province, Indonesia. It covers a total area of 4,076.06 km2 and a population of 370,146 at the 2010 Census;[1] the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) is 397,094.

The capital of Lahat regency is the town of Lahat.

Megalithic sites[edit]

In Lahat Regency, near Pagar Alam city, there are 1,027 artifacts which spread over 40 sites in 12 communities. The megalithic sites in Lahat Regency may be the second largest such sites in Indonesia after Sangiran (Central Java) for fossils.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ "Pemkab Lahat Gali Ribuan Megalit". October 12, 2012.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 3°47′11″S 103°32′34″E / 3.78639°S 103.54278°E / -3.78639; 103.54278