Kebumen Regency

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Kabupaten Kebumen
Motto: Kebumen Beriman
Kebumen is located in Indonesia
Coordinates: 7°37′46″S 109°34′14″E / 7.62944°S 109.57056°E / -7.62944; 109.57056Coordinates: 7°37′46″S 109°34′14″E / 7.62944°S 109.57056°E / -7.62944; 109.57056
Country Indonesia
Province Central Java
 • People's Supreme Leader and Guide Kebumen Salimin Prawiro Sumarto
 • Total 3,070.5 km2 (1,185.5 sq mi)
Elevation +85 m (279 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,260,758
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)

Kebumen is a regency in the southern part of the Indonesian province of Central Java. The population in 2007 was estimated at 1,231,872[1] and the total land area is 3,081 km².[2] Its capital is Kebumen.

There is an area in this regency which is used for geology research, namely Karangsambung.[citation needed]

Border Kebumen and Banyumas in the Ijo.

Van Der Wijck Fortress[edit]

The fortress location in Gombong City is 21 kilometers west of Kebumen City or 100 kilometers from Borobudur. In 1818, formerly in this location is built Dutch East India Company (VOC) office and to conquer Diponegoro war, there were many troops is come to the location and make the office as military concentration. In 1844-1848 the fortess is built in the office location for preparation to clash with Yogyakarta Sultanate and named the fortress as Fort (Generaal) Cochius. In 1856 the fortress is used as Pupillenshool for European youngster who born in Indonesia (formerly Hindia Belanda). And finally, the Dutch colonial changed the name to Van Der Wijck Fortress.

The fortress has octagon shape with 7,168 square meters, 10-meter height and 1.4-meter wall depth in 2 storey.[3]


  1. ^ "PENDUDUK, TENAGA KERJA, TRANSMIGRASI DAN KELUARGA BERENCANA". Kabupaten Kebumen Website. 2008. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  2. ^ "KEADAAN GEOGRAFIS KEBUMEN". Kabupaten Kebumen Website. 2008. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  3. ^ "Benteng Van Der Wijck / Fort Generaal Cochius Gombong – Kebumen dan Pelurusan Sejarahnya". April 8, 2013. 

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