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 (2014)
 • Total 602,615
 • Density 42/km2 (110/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;[1] the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) is 602,615.

The capital of Musi Banyuasin regency is Sekayu.

Geography[edit]

The regency, which covers fifteen percent of the area of South Sumatera Province, is located between 1.3° to 4° South latitude and from 103° to 104°40′ East longitude. It is bordered to the north by Jambi Province, to the south by Muara Enim Regency, to the west by Musi Rawas Regency, and to the east by Banyuasin Regency.

Administrative districts[edit]

Musi Banyuasin Regency is subdivided into eleven districts (kecamatan), listed below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[2]

  • Sanga Desa (30,032)
  • Babat Toman (52,640)
  • Batanghari Leko (21,156)
  • Plakat Tinggi (22,043)
  • Sungai Keruh (40,595)
  • Sekayu (78,637)
  • Lais (52,353)
  • Sungai Lilin (85,745)
  • Keluang (28,342)
  • Bayung Lencir (112,277)
  • Lalan (37,638)

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.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.

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