Klaten Regency

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Klaten Regency
Kabupaten Klaten
Coat of arms of Klaten Regency
Coat of arms
Klaten Regency is located in Indonesia
Klaten Regency
Klaten Regency
Location of Klaten Regency,Indonesia
Coordinates: 7°38′56″S 110°38′9″E / 7.64889°S 110.63583°E / -7.64889; 110.63583Coordinates: 7°38′56″S 110°38′9″E / 7.64889°S 110.63583°E / -7.64889; 110.63583
Country Indonesia
Province Central Java
Government
 • Mayor Sunarna
 • Vice-mayor Sri Hartini
Area
 • Total 665 km2 (257 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,129,862
 • Density 1,722/km2 (4,460/sq mi)
  (Estimate) [1]
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) 0272
Website Klaten Regency

Klaten is a regency in Central Java province in Indonesia. Its capital is the city of the same name.

Geography and Climate[edit]

Geography[edit]

Klaten borders on Boyolali Regency in the North, Sukoharjo Regency and Wonogiri Regency in the East, and Special Region of Yogyakarta to the South and West. Candi Prambanan, one of the biggest Hindu structures in Indonesia, is in the regency.

The May 2006 Java earthquake damaged the area, located near to the active Mount Merapi volcano in central Java.

Klaten has a humid (> 0.65 p/pet) climate. The landscape is mostly covered with rainfed croplands, residential areas, and isolated stands of trees. The climate is classified as a Tropical Monsoon (short dry season, monsoon rains other months), with a tropical moist forest biozone . The soil in the area is high in nitosols, andosols (nt), soil with deep, clay-enriched lower horizon with shiny ped surfaces.[2]

Climate[edit]

Average temperature varies little from month to month. October is warmest with an average temperature of 31.3 °C at noon. August is coldest with an average temperature of 20.2 °C at night. The wet season has a rainfall peak around January. The dry season centers around the month of July, which has the most sunshine.

Climate data for Klaten
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(85)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(85)
30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(87)
30
(86)
29
(85)
31.3
(88.3)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(74)
23
(74)
23
(74)
23
(74)
23
(74)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23
(74)
23
(74)
23
(74)
20.2
(68.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 300
(11.81)
280
(11.02)
230
(9.06)
180
(7.09)
110
(4.33)
70
(2.76)
30
(1.18)
30
(1.18)
30
(1.18)
90
(3.54)
200
(7.87)
230
(9.06)
1,840
(72.44)
Source: http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weather.php3?s=93869&refer=&units=metric

Administrative[edit]

Market in Klaten during colonial period.
Klaten Regency in Central Java province

Regional government of Klaten was established on 28 October 1950. Dividing into 26 Kecamatan, 391 Villages, 10 Kelurahan has a lot tourist objects, places of interest, traditional arts, traditional event and center of handicrafts worth to see and to enjoy.[3]

Klaten Regency consists of 26 districts,[4] as follows:

  1. Central Klaten
  2. North Klaten
  3. South Klaten
  4. Kali Kotes
  5. Trucuk
  6. Cawas
  7. Bayat
  8. Wedi
  9. Karangdowo
  10. Pedan
  11. Ceper
  12. Juwiring
  13. Wonosari
  14. Delanggu
  15. Polanharjo
  16. Karanganom
  17. Jatinom
  18. Tulung
  19. Ngawen
  20. Karangnongko
  21. Kemalang
  22. Manisrenggo
  23. Prambanan
  24. Kebonarum
  25. Jogonalan
  26. Gantiwarno

Place of Interest[edit]

Tourist objects in Klaten District are:[5]

  1. Sewu Prambanan Temple, is a traditional cultural tourism, and traditional ceremony that is potential.
  2. Deles Indah Nature, is located in the' slope of Mount Merapi, exactly in Sidorejo Village of Kemalang Subdistrict.
  3. Jombor swamp, is located in Krakitan Village of Bayat Subdistrict.
  4. Nilo and Ponggok Water source, is located in a fishing area of Janti, Janti Village, Polanharjo subdistrict and Pongkok water source in Dukuh Nganjat Pongkok Village of Polanharjo Subdistrict.
  5. Ki Ageng Pandanaran Graveyard in Paseban Village, Bayat Subdistrict.

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