HomeBlogs Palembang City Palembang City is one of the big cities in Indonesia which is also the
capital of South Sumatra province. Palembang is the second largest city
in Sumatra after Medan. This city had once been the center of the
Kingdom of Sriwijaya, before later switching to Jambi. Siguntang hill,
in the western city of Palembang, until now many people are still sacred
and regarded as a former center of purity in the past. Palembang
entered the order of a metropolitan city in Indonesia after Jakarta,
Surabaya, Medan, Bandung, Makassar, Semarang, and Balikpapan.
is the oldest city in Indonesia, this is based from the inscriptions
found on the Mount Kedukan Siguntang Hill west of Palembang city, which
declared the establishment of a wanua is interpreted as the city was the
capital of Sriwijaya on June 16, 682 AD. So that date as a benchmark
for the birthday of the city of Palembang. Geographically, Palembang is
located at 2 ° 59′27 .99 “latitude and 104 ° 45′24 .24″ longitude. The
total area is 102.47 km Palembang with an average height of 8 meters
from the sea surface. Location of Palembang is quite strategic because
it is passed by the road that connects Lintas Sumatera between regions
on the island of Sumatera. Also in Kilkenny there is also the Musi
River, which crossed the Ampera bridge, as a means of transportation and
trade between regions.
Palembang climate is tropical climate
with relative humid wind, wind speeds ranged from 2.3 km / h – 4.5 km /
hr. Temperatures ranged from the city of 23.4 to 31.7 degrees celsius.
Annual rainfall ranges from 2000 mm – 3000 mm. Humidity ranged between
75-89% with an average of 45% solar radiation. Topography is relatively
flat and low land. Only a small area of the city where the land is
situated at a rather high places, namely in the northern part of town.
Most of the land is so marshy areas during the rainy season flooded the
area. The average altitude of between 00-20 masl.
one of the main
attraction of Palembang city itself is the presence of the Ampera
bridge, a magnificent bridge which crossed over 1177 meters above the
Musi River that connects the area Seberang Ulu and Ilir is an icon of
Palembang. This bridge was built in 1962 and built using Japanese loot
and experts from Japan. And even more proud Paembang in piih on as the
cleanest metropolitan cities in this year provided directly by the
President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.