South Sumatera Province

Official Name : Sumatera Selatan (Abbreviation: Sumsel ) ; Origin of Name : ‘Sumatera’ also known as ‘Svarnadvipa’ or ‘Svarnabhumi’ or ‘Pulau Perca’ or ‘Pulau Andalas’ or ‘Pulau Melayu’.  ‘Selatan’ means ‘South’, thus ‘Sumatera Selatan’ refers to ‘Southern part of Sumatera Island’

Nickname : Tanah Sriwijaya (Land of Srivijaya); Batanghari Sembilan (land of the nine rivers)

History :

Founded :

Location : Southern part of Sumatera. Bordering Jambi (Sarolangun, Batanghari & Muara Jambi),  Bengkulu (Kepahiang, Rejang Lebong & Lebong), Lampung (Way Kanan, Tulang Bawang & ) and Bangka-Belitung’s  strait.

Capital : Palembang (PLG) –spelled by locals: ‘Plembang’

Pop: 7,466,704 (7th national)/ Area: 91,592 km2 (6th-national; the largest in Sumatera)


Province Seal :

Motto : Bersatu Teguh (Malay/Indonesian). Means: United.

SOUTH SUMATERA SUMSEL MAP PETA

Administrative Divisions : 4 Cities/ 17 Regencies (Municipals)name (its capital) -see the chart with corresponding number-

1. PALEMBANG City

2. PRABUMULIH City

3. LUBUK LINGGAU City

4. PAGAR ALAM City

5. BANYUASIN (Pangkalan Balai)

6. OGAN KOMERING ILIR (OKI) (Kayu Agung)

7. EAST OGAN KOMERING ULU (EAST OKU) (Martapura)

8. SOUTH OGAN KOMERING ULU (SOUTH OKU) (Muaradua)

9. OGAN KOMERING ULU (OKU) (Baturaja)

10. MUARA ENIM (Muara Enim City)

11. LAHAT (Lahat City )

12.EMPAT LAWANG (Tebing Tinggi)

13. MUSI RAWAS (Muara Beliti)

14. MUSI BANYUASIN (Sekayu)

15. OGAN ILIR (Indralaya)

As of 2013, two more regencies are founded (not shown on the map) :

1.  Penukal Abab Lematang Ilir ( capital :  Talang Ubi ) –  based on Decree/UU No.7 tahun 2013 ; created from the upper north of Muara Enim  Regency (# 10)

2.  North Musi Rawas ( capital : Muara Rupit ) – created from northern part of Musi Rawas Regency (# 13)

Latest map will be uploaded when available.

ZIP Code :30-32xxx/ Phone Code: 0702 (Tebing Tinggi/Empat Lawang); 0711 (Palembang, Pangkalan Balai, Betung/Banyuasin, Indralaya/Ogan Ilir); 0712 (Kayu Agung/OKI, Tanjung Raja/OKI); 0713 (Prabumulih, Pendopo, Talang Ubi/Muara Enim); 0714 (Sekayu/Musi Banyuasin); 0730 (Pagar Alam, Kota Agung); 0731 (Lahat); 0733 (Lubuklinggau, Muara Beliti/Musi Rawas); 0734 (Muara Enim); 0735 (Baturaja/OKU, Martapura/East OKU, Muaradua/South OKU)

Vehicle Plate : BG (all province)

State University: Sriwijaya State University/Unsri (Indralaya, Ogan Ilir); Palembang Islamic University/STAIN PLG; Sriwijaya State Polytechnic/Polsriwijaya.

Airports: Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II  Intl. Airport (-previously: Talang Betutu, Palembang)

Province Fauna/Floral


Ethnic : Ameng Sewang, Anak Dalam, Musi Banyuasin, Musi Sekayu, Ogan, Enim, Kayu Agung, Kikim, Komering, Lahat, Lematang, Lintang, Kisam, Palembang, Pasemah, Padamaran, Pegagan, Rambang Senuling, Lom, Mapur, Meranjat, Musi, Ranau, Rawas (Dusun), Saling, Sekak, Semendo

Language of Origin: various Malays dialects, Bahasa Ogan, Bahasa Komering, Bahasa Semendah. Bahasa Melayu Palembang is the unifying language across the province.

Food: Empek-empek, Mie Celor, Pindang Ikan, Kari, Roti Canai, Martabak, Kue Delapan Jam, Kerupuk Palembang

clockwise : empek-empek – mie celor noodles – palembang martabak – fish pindang & fruit sambals

Folksong: Gending Sriwijaya, Cupmailang, Dighut, Dek sangke  Dance-art: Gending Seriwijaya, Zapin, Malay dances, Dul Muluk theater. Palembang songket is Sumatera’s two of the most famous producer beside Minangkabau’s in West Sumatera.

Traditional Clothes: Palembang outfit, the southern sumatera outfit, the ogan outfit, the komering outfit

Traditional weapon : keris

Traditional house : Palembang’s Rumah Limas, Semendah’s roofted house, typical rumah panggung.  

Port : Boombaru Palembang Rivers : the famous nickname of South Sumatera is called ‘Batanghari Sembilan’ refer to nine river branches of Musi River i.e : Sungai Beliti, Kelingi, Rawas, Rupit, Lakitan, Lematang, Leko, Komering & Ogan.

National Park : Sembilang Natl. Park –Sungsang, Banyuasin Regency (2,051 km2)

Downtown & Malls :

Places of Interest :  *Historical Tourism, including : *Religious Tourism, including :  *Adventure Tourism : *Shopping Tourism :

museum sultan mahmud badaruddin

Palembang great mosque of sultan mahmud badaruddin

Palembang’s Musi River festival

Visit : Pics of Provincial Capitol & Landmarks (click here):

Official Map:

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