Batang Hari River
|Batang Hari River|
Batang Hari, Sungai Batanghari, Djambi-rivier
The Batang Hari photographed during the 1877-79 Sumatra Expedition
|Province||West Sumatra, Jambi|
|Regency||Solok, Solok Selatan, Dharmasraya, Bungo, Tebo, Batang Hari, Muaro Jambi, Tanjung Jabung, Jambi City|
|⁃ location||Solok Regency, West Sumatra|
|East Tanjung Jabung Regency, Jambi|
It originates in the Minangkabau Highlands, home of the Minangkabau people, and flows to the east coast of Sumatra. Trans-Sumatran Highway (AH25) crosses the river at the city of Jambi which is located near the mouth of the river. The river is used by the local population for fish cultivation, transportation, mining, and personal hygiene.
The river flows in the central area of Sumatra with predominantly tropical rainforest climate (designated as Af in the Köppen-Geiger climate classification). The annual average temperature in the area is 23 °C. The warmest month is April, when the average temperature is around 24 °C, and the coldest is January, at 22 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2383 mm. The wettest month is December, with an average of 344 mm rainfall, and the driest is August, with 90 mm rainfall.
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