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Location of Palembang
Location of Palembang

Palembang is a city in the south of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It is the capital of the province of South Sumatra. Palembang is located at 2°59′S 104°45′E. Image File history File links Palembang_location. ... Image File history File links Palembang_location. ... Sumatra (also spelled Sumatara and Sumatera) is the sixth largest island of the world (approximately 470,000 km²) and is the largest part of Indonesia. ... Map of the provinces of Indonesia The number of provinces of Indonesia has tended to increase as new provinces have been split from existing territories. ... Map of South Sumatra province in Indonesia South Sumatra or Sumatera Selatan is one of the provinces of Indonesia. ...


The city was once the capital of the ancient, partly Hindu partly Buddhist kingdom of Srivijaya. Following a 1025 raid by pirates from the Chola region of southern India it began to gradually decline in importance. Srivajaya's capital eventually moved northward to Jambi. A Hindu (archaic Hindoo), as per modern definition is an adherent of philosophies and scriptures of Hinduism, the predominant Vedic religious, philosophical and cultural system of India (Bharat), Nepal, and the island of Bali. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... Srivijaya (200s-1400) was an ancient Malay kingdom on the island of Sumatra which influenced much of the Malay Archipelago. ... Events April 18 - Boleslaw I Chrobry is crowned as the first king of Poland. ... The Cholas were the most famous of the three dynasties that ruled ancient Tamil Nadu. ... Map showing Jambi province in Indonesia Map of Jambi Jambi is a province of Indonesia located on the east coast of central Sumatra, which contains a city also named Jambi, located at 1°35′S 103°37′E. The population of the province is 2,400,940 (2000 census). ...


The architectural legacy of Dutch colonization is still visible in the city.


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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Palembang (473 words)
Palembang is a city in the south of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
Palembang lies on the island of Sumatra and is cut in two by the Musi River, which is also known as the Palembang River.
Palembang is one of the Indonesian cities with a town plan.
Palembang (4495 words)
After this, Palembang fell under the sphere of influence of Bantam and for a very long while little is known about it.
Just as it was in the recent past, Old Palembang was also built partly on piles and partly on rafts of bamboo and wood floating alongside the banks of the Musi.
Van Sevenhoven (1823: 62-67) thought that the population of Palembang could be divided principally into the nobility (the priyayi) and the commoners, between whom there was a large gap.
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