Musi Banyuasin Regency

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Musi Banyuasin Regency

(Kabupaten Musi Banyuasin)
Official seal of Musi Banyuasin Regency
Seal
Location in South Sumatra
Location in South Sumatra
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceSouth Sumatra
CapitalSekayu
Area
 • Total14,477 km2 (5,590 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total602,615
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)

Musi Banyuasin Regency 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 North 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 areas (in Km²) and their populations at the 2010 Census:[2]

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 rainfalls. Rain days in 2007 tend to vary between 2.75 to 15.25 days with January having 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