Abstract: Many of expansion demands that occurred in Indonesia illustrate that in the course of the regional autonomy policy implementation, region expansion/formation both in provinces and districts/cities became a sexy thing to strive for. This is understandable because the region expansion/formation substance are intended to get close government organizations services to the public. Through the region expansion/formation is expected that region autonomy policy goals such as improving democratization service and community empowerment can be realized. Expansion phenomenon that occurs in all parts of Indonesia also, occur in the middle of Merangin Regency society where most people feel there is an imbalance in the treatment of development because of the vast territory, so that, the control range of service, so, far and almost less felt by most people in the Merangin Regency area especially in the area of large Tabir sub-district. If seen the factual condition these day Merangin Regency currently has a 7,679 km2 area with an area inhabited by a population of 358 350 inhabitants, with a density of 47 inhabitants per km2 and the public administration arrangement which consists of 24 sub-districts, 205 villages and 10 urban villages can provide a picture of the implemented governance burden.
Fernandes Simangunsong and Imelda Hutasoit, 2018. Empirical Study of New Autonomic Region Formation in Indonesia (Expansion Area Study of Merangin Regency Jambi Province). The Social Sciences, 13: 1288-1306.