Ogan Komering Ulu Regency

Ogan Komering Ulu Regency
(Kabupaten Ogan Komering Ulu)
Coat of arms of Ogan Komering Ulu Regency
Location in South Sumatra
Location in South Sumatra
CountryIndonesia
ProvinceSouth Sumatra
Regency seatBaturaja
Area
 • Total4,797.06 km2 (1,852.16 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 Census)[1]
 • Total367,603
 • Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (WIB)
Websiteokukab.go.id

Ogan Komering Ulu Regency is a regency of South Sumatra, Indonesia. It formerly covered an area of 10,408 km2 with a population of around 1,000,000 people; however by 2010 parts of this area had been split off to form separate regencies of East Ogan Komering Ulu and South Ogan Komering Ulu; the residual regency area covers just 4,797.06 km2 and had a population of 324,045 at the 2010 Census[2] and 367,603 at the 2020 Census.[3] The administrative centre is the town of Baturaja.

Administrative districts

This Regency is administratively composed of thirteen districts (kecamatan), listed below with their areas (in km2) and their 2010[4] and 2020[5] Census populations. The table also includes the locations of the district administrative centres, the numbers of villages (rural desa and urban kelurahan) in each district, and its postal code.

Name Area
(in km2)
Population
Census 2010
Population
Census 2020
Administrative
centre
No. of
villages
Post
code
Lengkiti 512.93 25,369 25,032 Tanjung Lengkayap 22 32158
Sosoh Buay Rayap 385.30 11,871 13,762 Penyandingan 11 32151
Pengandonan 543.61 9,071 10,220 Pengandonan 12 32154
Semidang Aji 707.56 24,719 28,195 Ulak Pandan 21 32156
Ulu Ogan 597.37 8,705 8,965 Mendingin 7 32157
Muara Jaya 26.32 6,617 7,438 Muara Saeh 7 32155
Peninjauan 725.92 39,861 32,435 Peninjauan 16 32191
Lubuk Batang 724.81 27,107 32,975 Lubuk Batang Baru 15 32192
Sinar Peninjauan 84.94 20,602 22,978 Marga Bakti 6 32159
Kedaton Peninjauan Raya 183.31 (a) 12,723 Kedaton 8 32193
Bataraja Timur
(East Baturaja)
110.22 90,557 104,488 Kemala Raja 13 32111 - 32117
Lubuk Raja 69.42 27,498 30,781 Batumarta II 7 32152
Bataraja Barat
(West Baturaja)
125.05 32,068 37,611 Tanjung Agung 12 32121 - 32126
Totals 4,797.06 324,045 367,603 Bataraja Timur 157

Note: (a) The 2010 population of the new Kedaton Peninjauan Raya District, created since 2010, is included in the figure for Peninjauan District, from which it was removed.

Harimau Cave and Putri Cave

Both caves lay in the same Padangbindu village 35 kilometers from Baturaja. Harimau (Tiger) Cave entrance is 40 to 50 meters wide and 20 to 35 meters height. Since 2008 to mid-2013 archaeologists have found 72 skeletons of mongoloid race with prediction 3,000 years of age and the excavation is still running. Some of the skeletons are displayed in Si Pahit Lidah (Bitter Tongue) Museum near Putri (Princess) Cave. Putri Cave has 20x160 meter square pond.[6]

Harimau Cave is located 30 meters above Air Kaman Basa River and 1.5 kilometers from Ogan River. Archeologists predicted that the cave has been used since 15 centuries ago and at least there are 3 different cultures have founded with the last culture is 3,500 years ago (Bronze Age) with metal apparatus similar with has been found in Dong son sites, Vietnam.[7][8] There are also 34 geometric pictures in Harimau Cave which the picture is never found at any other caves in Sumatra.[9] On March 14, 2015 after midnight, a big flood which never occurred before appeared ruins tourist facilities inside the cave and also the facilities in the ground in front of the cave; tourism facilities are predicted 70 percent damaged, but the condition of the pictures are not yet announced.[10]

References

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  4. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  5. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2019.
  6. ^ "Gua Harimau Menguak Istana Manusia Prasejarah yang Penuh Misteri". June 16, 2013.
  7. ^ Kharisma Tri Saputra. "Gua Harimau di OKU Dihuni 14.000 Tahun". Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  8. ^ Kharisma Tri Saputra. "Manusia Gua Harimau Sudah Berdagang dengan Vietnam Sejak 3.500 Tahun Lalu". Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  9. ^ Yohanes Iswahyudi. "Ternyata Ada 34 Motif Lukisan di Dinding Gua Harimau". Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  10. ^ "Kerusakan Fasilitas Gua Putri Capai 70 Persen". March 15, 2015.

Coordinates: 4°08′00″S 104°02′00″E / 4.1333°S 104.0333°E / -4.1333; 104.0333

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