Musi Rawas Regency

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Musi Rawas Regency
(Kabupaten Musi Rawas)
COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Beeld waarschijnlijk deel van een Hindoeïstische tempel in de omgeving van Djambi district Rawas Sumatra TMnr 60002820.jpg
Official seal of Musi Rawas Regency
Location in South Sumatra
Location in South Sumatra
Country Indonesia
Province South Sumatra
Capital Muara Beliti
 • Total 12,134.57 km2 (4,685.18 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 564,030
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)

Musi Rawas Regency is a regency of South Sumatra Province, Indonesia. It covers an area of 12,134.57 km² and had a population of 524,919 at the 2010 Census;[1] the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) is 564,030. The capital lies at the town of Muara Beliti Baru. During the Dutch East Indies area it was known as Rawas District. The are is name for the Musi River and its tributary the Rawas River.


In February 2010, Musi Rawas was subject to serious flooding which submerged over 6000 homes and affected thousands of hectares of land.[2]

On April 29, 2013 there were a clash between people from North Musi Rawas who blocade national road Jambi-Palembang v.v. with policemen who want to open the blocade after 11 hours negotiation failed. Four people were killed and six policemen were shot with traditional guns by protesters. People from northern Musi Rawas called for a new regency to be split from the current Musi Rawas Regency;[3] this new regency, called Muratara Regency, was created in June 2013.[4]



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