Central Java


Geographically

Central Java is located between 5o 40' and 8o 30' South Latitude and between 108o 30' and 111o 30' East Longitude. This province is bordered by:

  • North side: Java Sea
  • South side: Indian Ocean and the Special Territory of Yogyakarta
  • West side: West Java Province
  • East side: East Java Province

Wide Area

The wide area of this province is 34,206 sq. km.

Administration

A governor as a high rank heads Central Java province; Central Java consists of 35 regencies and municipalities. Bupati (Regent) and municipalities head the regency by Walikota (Mayor). The regencies and municipalities divided into district headed by Camat and district divided into villages headed by Lurah or Kepala Desa.

Climate

The average temperature of this area is 21o - 32o C with rainy season on October to April and dry season on April to October.

Religion

The Freedom of embrace religion is fully guaranteed by government. Islam is a greatest number among the five recognized religions (Moslem, Protestant, Catholic, Buddha and Hindu).

Language

Java language with various dialects is the daily language used by most of Central Java people but Bahasa Indonesia as mother tongue.

People

The people of Central Java will welcome all of the tourists with hospitable and friendly. The population is about 30.7 million (based on census in 2002) or about 896 persons per square kilometer with living as farmer, trader, and official government. Besides original tribe, some foreign tribes stay here such as Arabic, Chinese, Indian and Pakistani. "Kebaya" is representing traditional clothes wearied by woman.


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