official_name = Palembang
imagesize = 220px
image_caption = Bridge in Palembang
image_shield = Palembang coa.png
map_caption = Location of Palembang in Indonesia
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = Province
leader_title1 = H. Eddy Santana Putra
area_total_km2 = 400.5
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 1441500
population_density_km2 = 3599
timezone = WIB
utc_offset = +7
latd=2 |latm=59 |lats=27.99 |latNS=S
longd=104 |longm=45 |longs=24.24 |longEW=E
website = [http://www.palembang.go.id/ www.palembang.go.id]
Palembang is a city of 1,286,000 in the south of the
Indonesian island of Sumatra. It is the capital of the province of South Sumatraand its metropolitan area includes more than 1,730,000 people.
The city was once the capital of the ancient,
Buddhistkingdom of Srivijayathat controlled a large part of what is now Malaysiaand Indonesia. Following a 1025raid by the Chola Empire (In the period of Emperor Rajendra CholaI) of southern Indiait began to gradually decline in importance. Srivijaya's capital eventually moved northward to Jambi. Palembang is also the origin of Parameswara, founder of the Malacca Sultanate.
Battle of Palembangwas fought near the city during the Second World Warbetween February 13- February 15 1942.
Palembang's economy has been developed significantly since it became a host for a National Sporting Event in 2004. The city government has set a revenue target of IDR 3.5 billion from advertising alone.Fact|date=February 2007. Palembang is also one of hosts of the
2007 AFC Asian Cup.Fact|date=June 2007
The city is served by
Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airportwhich has many scheduled flights to many cities in Indonesiaand also to Singaporeand Malaysia.
This city is famous in Indonesia for its "
Pempek" fish cakes.
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palembang
* [http://www.palembang.go.id/ City of Palembang government] - in Indonesian
* [http://www.ngw.nl/int/ind/palemban.htm Heraldry of Palembang]
* [http://www.visitmusi2008.com Visit Musi 2008]
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