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Palembang is the caipital ceety o the Sooth Sumatra province in Indonesie. Palembang is ane o the auldest ceeties in Indonesie, an haes a history o being a caipital o a maritime empire. Locatit on the Musi River banks on the east coast o soothren Sumatra island, it haes an aurie o 400.61 square kilometres an a population o 1,441,500. Palembang is the seicont-lairgest ceety in Sumatra efter Medan an the seivent-lairgest ceety in Indonesie. The ceety haes hosted the 26t edition o Sootheast Asie Gemmes frae 11 tae 22 November 2011 alang wi Jakarta.

Palembang
Ampera brig, the major landmark o Palembang
Ampera brig, the major landmark o Palembang
Nickname(s): 
"Bumi Sriwijaya (The Land of Srivijaya)"
Motto(s): 
Palembang BARI (Bersih, Aman, Rapi, Indah) (Palembang: Clean, Safe, Neat, an Bonnie)
Coordinates: 2°59′27.99″S 104°45′24.24″E / 2.9911083°S 104.7567333°E / -2.9911083; 104.7567333
KintraIndonesie
ProvinceSooth Sumatra
CeetyPalembang
Incorporatit (ceety)16 Juin 683
Govrenment
 • MayorH. Eddy Santana Putra (2008-2013)
 • Vice MayorH. Romi Herton (2008-2013)
Area
 • Total400.61 km2 (154.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Tot1,535,952
 • Density3,599/km2 (9,320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)
Aurie code(s)0711
Wabsteidwww.palembang.go.id/

It wis umwhile the caipital ceety o the Kinrick o Srivijaya, a pouerful Malay kinrick, which influenced hintle o Sootheast Asia. The earliest evidence of its existence dates frae the 7t century; a Cheenese monk, I-Tsing, wrote that he visitit Srivijaya in the year 671 for 6 months. The first inscription in which the name Srivijaya appears dates frae the 7t century, namely the Kedukan Bukit Inscription aroond Palembang in Sumatra, datit 683.

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