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Palembang is a city on the southern side of the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.

The city used be the capital of the ancient kingdom of Srivijaya[?], a partly Buddhist, however in 1025 it was raided by pirates from the Chola[?] region of southern India and declined in importance. Srivajaya's capital moved northward to Jambi-Melayu[?].

In colonial times, the Dutch gained control of Palembang. Their architectural legacy is still visible.

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