The province (provinsi or propinsi) is the highest tier of local government subnational entity in Indonesia. Each province has its own local government (Pemerintah Daerah Provinsi), headed by the governor (gubernur); and has its own legislative body (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Daerah). The Governor and member of representatives are elected by popular vote for 5 years term.
This page is a short summary containing more general information about the province of South Sumatra. Extensive information on South Sumatra can be found in the directories 'Sumatra' and 'South Sumatra' on this website.
Location map of South Sumatra.
South Sumatra or Sumatera Selatan is
a province of Indonesia. It is on the island of Sumatra, and borders the provinces of Lampung to the south, Bengkulu to the west, and Jambi to the north.
Just off the east coast are the islands of Bangka and Belitung, which were split from Sumatera Selatan province to form the new province of Bangka-Belitung
This province is divided into 10 regencies: Administrative division
This province is divided into 4 regencies:
Banyuasin (Pangkalan Balai)
Muara Enim (Muara Enim)
Musi Banyuasin (Sekayu)
Musi Rawas (Muara Beliti Baru)
Ogan Ilir (Indralaya)
Ogan Komering Ilir (Kayuagung)
Ogan Komering Ulu (Baturaja)
East Ogan Komering Ulu (Martapura)
South Ogan Komering Ulu (Muaradua)
and 4 cities: Lubuklinggau, Pagar Alam, Palembang, and Prabumulih