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Pagar Alam
Pagar Alam
(sometimes written as Pagaralam, Jawi: ڤاݢر عالم‬), is a city in South Sumatra, Indonesia. Before established as a definitive city, Pagaralam was an administrative city in Lahat Regency. It has an area of 633.66 km²[1] and a population of 146,973 (2011). Pagaralam is located on Bukit Barisan
Bukit Barisan
Mountains, on the feet of Mount Dempo, a volcano and the highest mountain in South Sumatra, 298 km southwest from the province capital city of Palembang
Palembang
and 60 km southwest of Lahat. The city is bounded by Bengkulu Province to the south, Jarai District to the north, Kota Agung District to the east and Tanjung Sakti District to the west. Pagaralam is the one of main supplier of vegetables in Palembang. Its location in the highland make the city is slightly cooler than much of the rest of South Sumatra
South Sumatra
cities, together with astounding landscape make the city as one of main tourist destination in South Sumatra
South Sumatra
and often visited by local tourists, especially from Palembang. Currently, the city is led by Ida Fitriati and Novirzah Djazuli as the mayor and vice-mayor of the city respectively.

Contents

1 Geography 2 Demography 3 Administrative Division 4 Transportation

4.1 Atung Bungsu Airport

5 Education

5.1 Colleges

6 Tourism 7 References 8 External links

Geography[edit] Pagaralam is located on Bukit Barisan
Bukit Barisan
Mountains, on the feet of Mount Dempo. Much of the soil in the city consists of latosol and andisol with rugged and hilly topography. The soil in this city is classified as soil with high fertility (class I). Demography[edit] In 2000, Pagaralam population is only 112,025 and increased to 126,035 ten years later. One of the factor in the population increase is the settlement of transmigrant who want to live in this city. Beside the city native Besemah people, the city population is also consisted of several people, such as Javanese, Minang, Batak, Chinese, Arabs, and Indian. Administrative Division[edit] Pagaralam is divided into 5 districts, which are South Dempo, Central Dempo, North Dempo, South Pagaralam, and North Pagaralam.

District Total Area (km²) Total population Population density (/km²) Population growth rate

South Dempo 239,08 11.708 49 -1,00 %

Central Dempo 151,96 12.595 83 1,30 %

North Dempo 123,98 19.925 161 0,46 %

South Pagar Alam 63,17 44.950 712 1,54 %

North Pagar Alam 55,47 37.185 670 2,04 %

Transportation[edit] Atung Bungsu Airport[edit] Atung Bungsu Airport
Atung Bungsu Airport
is the only airport in Pagar Alam. It is opened on 28 February 2013.[2] With air transport need only less than one hour from Palembang, instead of 8 hours use land transportation.[3] Education[edit] Colleges[edit]

Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Tarbiyah (STIT) Sekolah Tinggi Keguruan & Ilmu Pendidikan (STKIP) Muhammadiyah Pagar Alam Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekonomi (STIE) Lembah Dempo Pagar Alam

Tourism[edit] Pagaralam has a lot of tourist destination potentials. Beside its landscapes, the city also offer heritage tourism with a lot of megalithic sites. Pagaralam government will build integrated tourism area in a 26 hectares bamboo forest at Curup Jahe in North Pagaralam.[4] The city's tourist destinations are:

Gong Stone Dempo Tea Plantations Tegurwangi Megalithic Site Lematang Indah River Waterfalls:

Curup Embun Waterfall Curup Mangkok Waterfall Curup Tujuh Kenangan Waterfall

Thousand of megalithic sites Lakes:

Tebat Gheban Lake Tebat Libagh (Lebar) Lake

Rimba Candi Hutan Anggrek

References[edit]

^ LETAK GEOGRAFI DAN TOPOGRAFI DAERAH ^ "Lapangan terbang Atung Bungsu Pagaralam diresmikan". February 28, 2013.  ^ Irene Sarwindaningrum (June 15, 2015). "Kota Pagar Alam: Atung Bungsu Pembuka Pintu..."  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-07-12. 

External links[edit]

(in Indonesian) Official website

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Capital: Palembang

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Banyuasin Empat Lawang East Ogan Komering Ulu Lahat Muara Enim Musi Banyuasin Musi Rawas North Musi Rawas Ogan Ilir Ogan Komering Ilir Ogan Komering Ulu Penukal Abab Lematang Ilir South Ogan Komering Ulu

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