Batu (city)

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Kota Batu
Lambang Kota Batu.jpeg
Motto: Hakaryo Guno Mamayu Bawono (Work to Advancing The World)
Country Indonesia
Province East Java
Government
 • Mayor Eddy Rumpoko
Elevation 838 m (2,749 ft)
Population
 • Total 190,184 (BPS 2,010)[1]
 • Density 873/km2 (2,260/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website www.batukota.go.id

Batu is a city located in East Java Province of Indonesia. It is situated about 20 km to the northwest of Malang. Formerly, it was a part of Malang Regency; but in 2001, Batu became an independent city legalized by Act No. 11 of 2001, when it became an independent municipal city with its own mayor and council.[2]

A population of 190,000 people, it lies on the southern slopes of Gunung Welirang. Its population largely consists of Javanese. The town used to be a recreation place for the Dutch colonial officers in the Dutch colonial area (before 1945).

A historic colonial-style hotel is the Kartika Wijaya, founded in 1891 by the Sarkies Brothers.

Administration[edit]

The city is divided into three districts (kecamatan): Batu, Bumiaji, and Junrejo. The districts are further subdivided into 24 villages (kelurahan).

The name of the villages are:

Kecamatan Batu
  1. Temas
  2. Ngaglik
  3. Songgokerto
  4. Sisir
  5. Sumberejo
  6. Oro - Oro Ombo RO
  7. Sidomulyo
  8. Pesanggrahan
Kecamatan Bumiaji
  1. Punten
  2. Gunungsari
  3. Tulungrejo
  4. Sumbergondo
  5. Pandanrejo
  6. Bumiaji
  7. Giripurno
  8. Bulukerto
  9. Sumberbrantas
Kecamatan Junrejo
  1. Dadaprejo
  2. Beji
  3. Junrejo
  4. Tlekung
  5. Mojorejo
  6. Pendem
  7. Torongrejo

There are several mountains in Batu:

  1. Mount Anjasmoro (2277 m)
  2. Mount Arjuno (3339 m)
  3. Mount Banyak
  4. Mount Kawi (2651 m)
  5. Mount Panderman (2040 m)
  6. Mount Welirang (2156 m)

Batu is well known by its tourism. Some of the tourist spots are:

  • Cuban Rondo: waterfall
  • Jatim Park (Jawa Timur Park): a place for learning and playing.
  • Selecta: pool and garden.
  • BNS: Batu Night Spectacular
  • Alun-Alun Batu
  • Eco Green Park
  • Museum Satwa
  • Museum Angkut

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://jatim.bps.go.id
  2. ^ Indonesia Humanity Foundation, Batu, Indonesia

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 7°52′02″S 112°31′26″E / 7.8671°S 112.5239°E / -7.8671; 112.5239