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PalembangPalembang, a town in the Dutch colony of Sumatra, capital of a province of the same name. It stretches for three miles along the banks of the Musi river, at a distance of 50 miles from its mouth. Many of its houses are built on piles driven into the river bed. A large trade is carried on with neighbouring ports, and coal is found of fair quality.