Jambi is the starting point for excursions to the archealogical site of Muara Jambi. The large temple complex is the most important Hindu-Buddhist site in Sumatra. For centuries the site lay abandoned and overgrown in the jungle before being rediscovered in 1920.
Area: 53,435 sq m or 20,632 sq miles.
Population: 2.75 million
Ethnic Makeup: Malay 38%, Javanese 28%, Kerinci 10%, Minangkabay 5%, Banjanese 3%, Sudanese 2.5% and others 10%
Religion: Muslim 98.5%, Christian 1.2%, Buddhist .36%, Hindu 1%
Language: Main language is Jambi Malay with Indonesian also spoken in larger communities.