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Palembang info

Standart time zone:
UTC/GMT +7 hours (Asia/Jakarta)

Population:
1,441,500

Coordinates:
-2.91673, 104.7458

Region:
South Sumatra

Continent:
Asia

Country name:
Indonesia

ISO code:
ID, IDN, 360

Fips code:
ID

Phone code:
62

Country area:
1,919,440 km2

Country population:
242,968,342

Currency:
IDR

Language:
id

Other information:

Palembang (Indonesian pronunciation: [palɛmˈbaŋ]) is the capital city of South Sumatra province of Indonesia. The city proper covers 369.22 square kilometres (142.56 square miles) of land on both banks of lower Musi River on eastern lowland of southern Sumatra with an estimated population of 1,708,413 in 2014, making it the second most populous city on Sumatra after Medan, the ninth most populous city in Indonesia and the nineteenth most populous city in Southeast Asia. The metropolitan area of Greater Palembang also comprises part of regencies around the city such as Banyuasin, Ogan Ilir, and Ogan Komering Ilir, with total estimated population of more than 3.5 million in 2015.Palembang is the oldest city in Indonesia and also one of the oldest cities in the Malay Archipelago and Southeast Asia. Palembang was once the capital city of Srivijaya, a powerful Malay kingdom which ruled many parts of the western archipelago and controlled many maritime trade routes especially in the Strait of Malacca. The earliest evidence of the city existence dates from the 7th century; a Chinese monk, Yijing, wrote that he visited Srivijaya in the year 671 for 6 months. Read more in wiki.



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