Rawas River

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Rawas River
Sungai Rawas, Air Rawas, Batang Air Rawas
COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM De Batang Rawas bij Biengien Telok district Rawas Sumatra TMnr 60002806.jpg
The Rawas River at Bien Gien Telok, Rawas district, Sumatra
Rawas River is located in Sumatra
Rawas River
Location of river mouth
Rawas River is located in Indonesia
Rawas River
Rawas River (Indonesia)
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationSumatra
MouthMusi River
Basin features
 ⁃ leftSimpang-kanan River
Batang River in the Soeroelangoen district, Rawas, Sumatra

Rawas River is a river in northern Sumatra, Indonesia, about 500 km (300 mi) northwest of the capital Jakarta[1] It is a tributary of the Musi River.


The river flows in the southern area of Sumatra with predominantly tropical rainforest climate (designated as Af in the Köppen-Geiger climate classification).[2] The annual average temperature in the area is 23 °C (73 °F). The warmest month is October, when the average temperature is around 24 °C (75 °F), and the coldest is June, at 22 °C (72 °F).[3] The average annual rainfall is 3,546 mm (139.6 in). The wettest month is December, with an average of 482 mm (19.0 in) rainfall, and the driest is June, with 115 mm (4.5 in) rainfall.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^
    • Rand McNally, The New International Atlas, 1993.
    • Air Rawas - Geonames.org.
  2. ^ Peel, M C; Finlayson, B L; McMahon, T A (2007). "Updated world map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification". Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 11: 1633–1644. doi:10.5194/hess-11-1633-2007. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  3. ^ "NASA Earth Observations Data Set Index". NASA. 30 January 2016.
  4. ^ "NASA Earth Observations: Rainfall (1 month – TRMM)". NASA/Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission. 30 January 2016.

Coordinates: 2°42′23″S 103°24′00″E / 2.7063°S 103.3999°E / -2.7063; 103.3999