Kediri Regency

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Kabupaten Kediri
Regency
Motto: Canda Bhirawa
Locator kabupaten kediri.png
Country  Indonesia
Province East Java
Area
 • Total 963.21 km2 (371.90 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 1,498,803
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7
Website www.kediri.go.id

Kediri Regency is a regency (kabupaten) located in East Java province, Indonesia. It covers an area of 963.21 km2, and had a population of 1,498.803 at the 2010 Census. The capital of the regency is near to the border of Kediri city, just about 200 m. However, several regency government establishments are also located within Kediri city, administratively a distinct political entity. It is because both the regency and the city share common cultural and historical roots. The administrative division occurred only after the War of Independence. The regency shares borders with Jombang Regency to the north, Malang Regency to the east, Blitar Regency and Tulungagung Regency to the south, and Nganjuk Regency to the west, while Kediri city is wholly enclaved within the Regency. Kelud mountain, one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, is located within Kediri Regency.

The regency also contains the famed "Kampung Inggris", or English Village. Kampung Inggris is a small area in the district of Pare where over a hundred businesses offering various English courses are clustered. Students come from all over Indonesia to take courses in the English Village, where it is common for people to speak with each other in English (rather than Indonesian or Javanese) for the sake of practice.

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