Musi Rawas Regency

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Musi Rawas Regency
(Kabupaten Musi Rawas)
COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Beeld waarschijnlijk deel van een Hindoeïstische tempel in de omgeving van Djambi district Rawas Sumatra TMnr 60002820.jpg
Official seal of Musi Rawas Regency
Location in South Sumatra
Location in South Sumatra
Country Indonesia
Province South Sumatra
Capital Muara Beliti
 • Total 12,134.57 km2 (4,685.18 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 564,030
 • 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;[1] the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) was 564,030, although this did not take account of the splitting off of part of the Regency in 2013 to form a new North Musi Rawas Regency. The capital lies at the town of Muara Beliti Baru. During the Dutch East Indies area it was known as Rawas District. The area is named for the Musi River and its tributary the Rawas River.


In February 2010, Musi Rawas was subjected to serious flooding which submerged over 6,000 homes and affected thousands of hectares of land.[2]

On April 29, 2013 there were a clash between local people from the northern part of Musi Rawas Regency (who blockaded the national road between Jambi and Palembang) and policemen who tried to lift the blockade. After 11 hours of negotiation had failed, four people were killed and six policemen were shot with traditional guns by protesters. People from northern Musi Rawas had called for a new regency to be split from the current Musi Rawas Regency;[3] this new regency, called North Musi Rawas Regency (abbreviated often to Muratara Regency), was created in June 2013.[4]

Administrative districts

As at 2010, the Musi Rawas Regency was subdivided into twenty-one districts (kecamatan), listed below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[5]

  • Rawas Ulu (31,037)
  • Ulu Rawas (10,772)
  • Rupit (31,602)
  • Karang Jaya (27,855)
  • Suku Tengah Lakitan Ulu (28,820)
  • Selangit (17,866)
  • Sumber Harta (16,892)
  • Tugu Mulyo (43,137)
  • Purwodadi (14,486)
  • Muara Beliti (22,363)
  • Tiang Pumpung Kepungut (11,704)
  • Jaya Loka (14,433)
  • Suka Karya (12,852)
  • Muara Kelingi (35,386)
  • Bulan Tengah Suku Ulu (26,030)
  • Tuah Negeri (25,042)
  • Muara Lakitan (38,974)
  • Megang Sakti (48,091)
  • Rawas Ilir (28,178)
  • Karang Dapo (17,720)
  • Nibung (22,268)

However, in 2013 seven of the above districts were removed from the Musi Rawas Regency by the splitting off of a new Regency in the north - the Musi Rawas Utara Regency which comprises the Kecamatan of Rupit, Rawas Ulu, Nibung, Rawas Ilir, Karang Dapo, Karang Jaya, and Ulu Rawas, with a combined population of 169,432 at the 2010 Census.


See also


  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ "Officials Count Cost of Musi Rawas Flooding, Start Focusing on Cleanup". Jakarta Globe. 28 February 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bentrok di Musi Rawas Dipicu Keinginan Pemekaran Wilayah". April 30, 2013. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.

Coordinates: 3°05′00″S 103°12′00″E / 3.0833°S 103.2000°E / -3.0833; 103.2000

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