Kulon Progo Regency
|Kulon Progo Regency
Kabupaten Kulon Progo
Glagah Beach, one of the black sand beaches in Kulon Progo regency.
Kulon Progo Regency in Special Region of Yogyakarta
|Special Administrative Region||Yogyakarta|
|• Bupati||dr.H.Hasto Wardoyo,Sp.OG(K)|
|• Total||586.27 km2 (226.36 sq mi)|
|• Density||660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WIB (UTC+7)|
Kulon Progo Regency [ˈkulɔn pəˈroɡo] is one of the four regencies within the Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia. The name stems from the fact that the regency is located to the west (in Javanese "kulon") of the Progo River. The capital is Wates. The greatest part of the population of the regency work as farmers. Kulon Progo is surrounded by the Menoreh Hills. The area of the regency is 586 km².
Some local development efforts, carried on with the support of local cooperatives, work towards reafforestation activities. Trees being planted in the regency for both commercial and social reasons include Jati (Teak or Tecnona grandis), Mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni), Albasia (Albizia), and sono keliling (Blackwood or Rosewoon, Dalbergia latifolia).
New International Airport
The central Indonesian government has indicated that a new airport for the Yogyakarta Special Region will be located in the Kulon Progo Regency. The plan is to build an airport with a 3,250 metre runway with 45 meters width and dual linear terminals to serve as an international gateway. The initial plan is to provide facilities to serve up to 10 million passengers per year for 28 aircraft together. Later expansions might accommodate up to 20 million passengers per year in phase-3. Around 637 hectares of land is being set aside for the project. Of this, 40% is classified as "Paku Alam (Sultan)" land while the rest belongs to local communities. The location is in Temon Sub-district between Congot Beach and Glagah Beach (which covers Palihan village, Sindutan village, Jangkaran village and Glagah village). In August 2013, 75 percent of land has been occupied.
Sermo Dam in Kulon Progo Regency is the best dam in water quality among dams in Indonesia with minimal sedimentation. The Dam area is 21.3 square kilometer with 21.9 million cubic meter reservoir and functioning for 7,152 hectares irrigation, 150 liter/second of water treatment and 50 liter/second for cleaning of Wates City drainage.
Kulon Progo is divided into 12 subdistricts:
- Nani Afrida, 'Kulon Progo: Invests in green future', The Jakarta Post, 10 April 2013.
- "Yogyakarta bakal Miliki Bandara Baru Seluas 637 Hektare". August 10, 2012.
- "Bandara Kulon Progo Siap Tiang Pancang". August 23, 2013.
- "Memiliki Kualitas Air Bagus, Waduk Sermo Terbaik di Indonesia". August 26, 2013.
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