Musi Rawas Regency
|Musi Rawas Regency
(Kabupaten Musi Rawas)
Location in South Sumatra
|• Total||12,134.57 km2 (4,685.18 sq mi)|
|• 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; 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.
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; this new regency, called Muratara Regency, was created in June 2013.
- Suku Tengah Lakitan Ulu Terawas
- Bulang Tengah Suku Ulu
- Megang Sakti
- Muara Beliti
- Muara Kelingi
- Muara Lakitan
- Sumber Harta
- Tiang Pumpung Kepungut
- Tuah Negeri
Houseboat on the Rawas River in the Rawas District (Dutch East Indies, Sumatra (circa 1878)
- Napal Licin, an area in Rawas
- Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
- "Officials Count Cost of Musi Rawas Flooding, Start Focusing on Cleanup". Jakarta Globe. 28 February 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2011.
- "Bentrok di Musi Rawas Dipicu Keinginan Pemekaran Wilayah". April 30, 2013.
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