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Full namePalembang
Official namePalembang
MottoPalembang BARI (Bersih, Aman, Rapi, Indah) (Palembang: Clean, Safe, Neat, and Beautiful)
ProvinceSouth Sumatra
Incorporated (city)June 16, 683
MayorH. Eddy Santana Putra (2008-2013)
Vice MayorH. Romi Herton (2008-2013)
Total Area154.6 sq mi (400.61 km2)
Total Population1535952 (2010)
Density (pop.)3599/km2 (9321.4/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneWIB (UTC+7)
Area code0711

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Palembang is the capital city of South Sumatra Province in Indonesia. Palembang is one of the oldest cities in Indonesia with a lot of history as a capital of a maritime empire. Located on the Musi River banks on the east coast of southern Sumatra island, it has an area of 400.61 square kilometres and a population of 1,441,500. Palembang is the second-largest city in Sumatra after Medan and the seventh-largest city in Indonesia.

It was formerly the capital city of the Kingdom of Srivijaya, a powerful Malay kingdom, which influenced much of Southeast Asia.[1] The earliest evidence of its existence dates from the 7th century; a Chinese monk, I-Tsing, wrote that he visited Srivijaya in 671 for 6 months.[2][3] The first inscription in which the name Srivijaya appears also dates from the 7th century, namely the Kedukan Bukit Inscription around Palembang in Sumatra, dated 683.

Palembang landmarks include the Ampera bridge and the Musi River which divides the city into two, Seberang Ilir to the north and Seberang Ulu to the south. The Seberang Ilir is the economic and cultural centre and the Seberang Ulu is the political centre.

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Official admits preparations off-schedule - Jakarta Post Tweet this news
Jakarta Post---Palembang-, the main host city, is also hastily providing an athletes' village and new venues for the biennial event, due to run from Nov. 11-25 this year. ... - Date : Thu, 27 Jan 2011 05:04:03 GMT+00:00
Ministry Confident Palembang Venues Will Be Ready By July - Bernama Tweet this news
Bernama--KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26 (Bernama) -- Despite criticism from their own officials on preparations or the lack of it in -Palembang-, one of the host for the 26th ... - Date : Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:18:23 GMT+00:00
Ministry confident Palembang venues ready by July - Jakarta Post Tweet this news
Jakarta Post--Responding to Vice President Boediono's comment on the readiness of -Palembang- in hosting the upcoming 26th Southeast Asian Games, Youth and Sports Ministry ... - Date : Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:00:08 GMT+00:00
Pulling Games from Palembang last option - Jakarta Post Tweet this news
Jakarta Post---PALEMBANG-: After a brief visit Saturday to the construction site of the planned venues in -Palembang- where the SEA Games will be staged, Vice President ... - Date : Mon, 24 Jan 2011 04:04:08 GMT+00:00
Palembang Not Ready For SEA Games, Says Indonesian Legislator - Bernama Tweet this news
Bernama--KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 (Bernama) -- With 10 more months to go, -Palembang-, one of the host cities for the 26th SEA Games in November, has shown slow progress ... - Date : Fri, 21 Jan 2011 05:33:13 GMT+00:00
Road to London athletes may not participate in the SEA Games - Malaysia Star Tweet this news
Malaysia Star--KUALA LUMPUR: The SEA Games to be held in Jakarta and -Palembang- from Nov 11-25 will be the biggest multi-sports event this year but athletes in the Road to ... - Date : Tue, 25 Jan 2011 23:36:56 GMT+00:00
Hard facts in SEAG gold medal count - Philippine Star Tweet this news
Philippine Star--11-25, 2011 in -Palembang-, Indonesia, it might be good for us to objectively and clinically take stock of where we are and where we could possibly end using ... - Date : Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:55:06 GMT+00:00
Indonesia, Jordan to build joint chemical company - People's Daily Online Tweet this news
People's Daily Online--According to cooperation plan provided by PT Pupuk Sriwijaya -Palembang-, a subsidiary of PT Pupuk Sriwijaya Holding Company, the factory will have a capacity ... - Date : Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:38:42 GMT+00:00
Megalithic site found in South Sumatra - Malaysia Sun Tweet this news
Malaysia Sun--A researcher from -Palembang- Archeology Center, Kristantina Indriastuti, said it was a residential area from the prehistoric era, as indicated by the statue ... - Date : Tue, 18 Jan 2011 03:21:21 GMT+00:00
SEAG a big challenge for PH bets - Manila Bulletin Tweet this news
Manila Bulletin--11 to 25 SEAG that will be held in -Palembang- and the capital city of Jakarta although Romasanta said two other cities - Semarang and Bandung - have also ... - Date : Sat, 15 Jan 2011 12:37:11 GMT+00:00

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