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Province of Bengkulu
Motto: Ikan sejerek, bere secupak, madarrr!!
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Capital Bengkulu City
Governor Agusrin Maryono Najamuddin, ST
Area 19,788.70 km²
Population 1,564,000 (2000)
Densities {{{densities}}}
Ethnic groups Javanese (22%), Rejang (21%), Serawai (18%)
Religion Islam
Languages Bengkulu language, Indonesian
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Web site http://www.bengkulu.go.id/

Bengkulu is a province of Indonesia. It is on the southwest coast of the island of Sumatra, and borders the provinces of West Sumatra, Jambi, South Sumatra and Lampung. The capital and largest city of the province is also called Bengkulu, located at 3°48′S 102°15′E. It was formerly the site of a British garrison, which they called Bencoolen. Image File history File links Logo_Bengkulu. ... A motto is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Image File history File links map File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Bengkulu City is the capital of the Bengkulu province of Indonesia. ... A governor is a governing official, usually the executive (at least nominally, to different degrees also politically and administratively) of a non-sovereign level of government, ranking under the Head of state; furthermore the title applies to officials with a similar mandate as representatives of a chartered company which has... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Javanese is a term used to describe a native of the Indonesian island of Java. ... The Rejang people are an ethnic group living mainly on the southwest coast of the island of Sumatra, on the cool mountain slopes of the Barisan mountain range, in the province of Bengkulu, Indonesia. ... For other uses, including people named Islam, see Islam (disambiguation). ... In Indonesia, the keeping of standard time is divided into three time zones: Indonesian Western Standard Time (Indonesian: Waktu Indonesia Barat/WIB) (UTC+7) WIB is observed in islands of Sumatra, Java, provinces of West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan Indonesian Central Standard Time (Waktu Indonesia Tengah/WITA) (UTC+8) WITA... In Indonesia, the keeping of standard time is divided into three time zones: Indonesian Western Standard Time (Indonesian: Waktu Indonesia Barat/WIB) (UTC+7) WIB is observed in islands of Sumatra, Java, provinces of West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan Indonesian Central Standard Time (Waktu Indonesia Tengah/WITA) (UTC+8) WITA... UTC+7 is used in: Laos Thailand Cambodia Vietnam External links Find cities currently in UTC+7 Category: ... The province (Indonesian: provinsi) is the highest tier of local government subnational entity in Indonesia. ... Sumatra (also spelled Sumatara and Sumatera) is the sixth largest island of the world (approximately 470,000 km²) and is the third largest island of Indonesia after Borneo (of which Kalimantan belongs to Indonesia) and New Guinea. ... Motto: Tuah Sakato. ... This article is about the province of Indonesia. ... Map of South Sumatra province in Indonesia South Sumatra or Sumatera Selatan is one of the provinces of Indonesia. ... Map showing Lampung province in Indonesia Lampung is a province of Indonesia, located on the southern tip of the island of Sumatra. ... For people named Garrison, see Garrison (disambiguation) Garrison House, built by William Damm in 1675 at Dover, New Hampshire Garrison (from the French garnison, itself from the verb garnir, to equip) is the collective term for the body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but...

The province has a population of 1,405,060 (2000 census). The province also includes Enggano Island. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Enggano Island is an island belonging to the Indonesian province of Bengkulu. ...


The British East India Company established a long-running pepper-trading center and garrison at Bengkulu (Bencoolen) in 1685. In 1714 the British built Fort Marlborough in the city; the fort still stands. The trading post was never financially profitable for the British, hampered by a location Europeans found unpleasant, and, more importantly, an inability to find sufficient pepper to buy. The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was a joint-stock company which was granted an English Royal Charter by Elizabeth I on December 31, 1600, with the intention of favouring trade privileges in India. ... Binomial name Piper nigrum L. Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine in the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning. ... Events February 6 - James Stuart, Duke of York becomes King James II of England and Ireland and King James VII of Scotland. ... Battle of Gangut, by Maurice Baquoi, 1724-27. ...

Despite these difficulties, the British persisted, maintaining the presence there for 150 years before ceding it to the Dutch as part of the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824 to focus attention on Malacca. Like the rest of present-day Indonesia, Bengkulu remained a Dutch colony until after World War II. The Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824, also known as the Treaty of London (one of several), was a treaty signed between the United Kingdom and the United Kingdom of the Netherlands in London on March 17, 1824. ... State motto: Bersatu Teguh (Malay, United We Stand) Capital Malacca Town Governor Tun Datuk Seri Utama Mohd Khalil Yaakob Chief Minister Datuk Seri Haji Mohd Ali Mohd Rustam Area 1,650 km² Population  - Estimated 648,500 State anthem Melaka Maju Jaya This article is about a state in Malaysia. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the use of images on this page may require cleanup, involving adjustment of image placement, formatting, size, or other adjustments. ...

During Sukarno's imprisonment by the Dutch in the early 1930s, the future first president of Indonesia lived briefly in Bengkulu. Here he met his wife, Fatmawati, who gave him several children. Most famously first female President of Indonesia, Megawati Soekarnoputri. It has been suggested that Gilchrist Document be merged into this article or section. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... Megawati Sukarnoputri Diah Permata Megawati Setiawati Sukarnoputri (born 23 January 1947), was President of Indonesia from July 2001 to 20 October 2004. ...


Coal mining is a major economic activity in Bengkulu. Three active coal mining companies produce between 200,000 and 400,000 tons of coal per year, which is exported to Malaysia, Singapore, South Asia, and Northeast Asia. Wyoming coal mine Coal mining is the extraction of coal from the Earth for use as fuel. ... The word ton or tonne is derived from the Old English tunne, and ultimately from the Old French tonne, and referred originally to a large cask with a capacity of 252 wine gallons, which holds approximately 2100 pounds of water. ... Coal (previously referred to as pitcoal or seacoal) is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (surface mining). ... South Asia is a southern geopolitical region of the Asian continent comprising territories on and in proximity to the Indian subcontinent. ... East Asia is a subregion of Asia. ...

Fishing, especially of tuna and mackerel, is an important activity. Agricultural products exported by the province include ginger, bamboo shoots, and rubber. Species See text Tuna, sometimes called tunafish, are several species of ocean-dwelling fish in the family Scombridae, mostly in the genus Thunnus. ... Mackerel is a common name applied to a number of different species of fish, mostly, but not exclusively, from the family Scombridae. ... Binomial name Zingiber officinale Roscoe Ginger root is used extensively as a spice in many if not all cuisines of the world. ... Diversity Around 91 genera and 1,000 species Subtribes Arthrostylidiinae Arundinariinae Bambusinae Chusqueinae Guaduinae Melocanninae Nastinae Racemobambodinae Shibataeinae See the full Taxonomy of the Bambuseae. ... Rubber is an elastic hydrocarbon polymer which occurs as a milky emulsion (known as latex) in the sap of several varieties of plants. ...

Bengkulu's people are depending in working at government. That's why, civil servant recruitment become hottest issue in this one of the poorest province in Indonesia, even Southeast Asia.


  • Bengkulu Travel Guide
  • Reid, Anthony (ed.). 1995. Witnesses to Sumatra: A traveller's anthology. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press. pp. 125-133.
  • Wilkinson, R.J. 1938. Bencoolen. Journal of the Malayan Branch Royal Asiatic Society. 16(1): 127-133.
    • Overview of the British experience in Bencoolen
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Bengkulu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (287 words)
Bengkulu is one of the provinces of Indonesia.
It is on the southwest coast of the island of Sumatra, and borders the provinces of West Sumatra, Jambi, South Sumatra and Lampung.
The capital and largest city of the province is also called Bengkulu, located at 3°48′ S 102°15′ E.
Bengkulu - Wikipedia (568 words)
Bengkulu (vroeger Bengkoeloe; Engels Bencoolen; Nederlands Benkoelen) is een provincie op Sumatra, Indonesië.
De provincie is al bewoond sinds de prehistorie, getuige de vondsten van stenen gereedschap en megalithische constructies in het noorden en oude trommen van het Dongsontype in het zuiden.
In Bengkulu worden specifieke batikstoffen gemaakt, kain besuruh genaamd, met vooral motieven uit de Arabische kalligrafie en de zogenaamde "zonnebundel van Majapahit".
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