South Sumatra

province of Indonesia, on the island of Sumatra

South Sumatra (Indonesian: Sumatra Selatan) is a province of Indonesia. It is located on the southeast of the island of Sumatra, The province is about 91,592.43 km2 (35,364 sq mi) and about 8,497,196 people lived here.

South Sumatra
Sumatra Selatan
Flag of South Sumatra
Coat of arms of South Sumatra
Nickname(s): 
Bumi Sriwijaya (Indonesian)
Land of Srivijaya
Motto(s): 
Bersatu Teguh (Indonesian)
Stand Together
Location of South Sumatra in Indonesia
Location of South Sumatra in Indonesia
Coordinates: 2°45′S 103°50′E / 2.750°S 103.833°E / -2.750; 103.833Coordinates: 2°45′S 103°50′E / 2.750°S 103.833°E / -2.750; 103.833
CountryIndonesia
Capital
and largest city
Palembang
Established12 September 1950
Government
 • BodySouth Sumatran Provincial Government
 • GovernorHerman Deru
 • Vice GovernorMawardi Yahya [id]
Area
 • Total91,592 km2 (35,364 sq mi)
Highest elevation3,173 m (10,410 ft)
Population
 (mid 2019)[1][2]
 • Total8,497,196
 • Rank9th in Indonesia
 • Density93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Ethnic groups34% Malay
27% Javanese
5.7% Komering
2.5% Sundanese
1.1% Chinese
30% other[3]
 • Religion96% Islam
1.7% Christianity
1.8% Buddhism
0.5% other[4]
 • LanguagesIndonesian (official)
Palembang Malay (regional)
Col, Kubu, Komering
Time zoneUTC+7 (Indonesia Western Time)
ISO 3166 codeID-SS
Vehicle registrationBG
HDIIncrease 0.700 (High)
HDI rank23rd in Indonesia (2019)
GRP NominalIncrease$32.19 billion[5]
GDP PPP (2019)Increase$105.23 billion[5]
GDP rank10th in Indonesia (2019)
Nominal per capitaUS$ 3,801 (2019)[5]
PPP per capitaUS$ 12,493 (2019)[5]
Per capita rank15th in Indonesia (2019)
Websitesumselprov.go.id

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Statistik Indonesia 2018". Badan Pusat Statistik. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  2. Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2019.
  3. Indonesia's Population: Ethnicity and Religion in a Changing Political Landscape. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. 2003.
  4. "Sensus Penduduk 2010 Provinsi Sumatera Selatan Menurut Agama Yang dianut" [2010 South Sumatra Census]. sp2010.bps.go.id (in Indonesian). 2010.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Indonesia". Badan Pusat Statistik. Retrieved 20 May 2020.