Lumajang Regency

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Lumajng
Nickname(s): Banana Town
Motto: Amreta Brata Wira Bhakti
(Eternal benefaction is an attitude full of devotion)
Lumajng is located in Indonesia
Lumajng
Lumajng
Location of Lumajang in Indonesia
Coordinates: 8°08′S 113°13′E / 8.133°S 113.217°E / -8.133; 113.217
Country Indonesia
Province East Java
Area
 • Total 179.09 km2 (69.15 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,017,838
 • Density 568/km2 (1,470/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Website www.lumajang.go.id

Lumajang is a Regency located in East Java province, Indonesia. It shares its borders with Jember Regency (to the east), Probolinggo Regency (to the north), and Malang Regency (to the west). It borders the Indian Ocean to the south.

Geography[edit]

Lumajang is located approximately 150 km southeast of Surabaya. Its temperature ranges between 24°C to 32°C.

History[edit]

Lumajang is one of the ancient cities in Java which still exist up to this day.[1] According to Mula Malurung artifact (dated 1177 Saka), Lumajang was then reigned by King Nararyya Kirana Sminingrat. The date of the artifact, which is 15 December 1255 in the Gregorian calendar, was decided as the date of establishment of Lumajang. Menhirs found in the district of Senduro, Gucialit, Sukodono, Klakah, and Lumajang reveal that in prehistoric times, the present area of Lumajang had already been inhabited long before the date of Mula Malurung artifact.[1]

Administration[edit]

Lumajang Regency is divided into 21 districts and subdivided into 202 smaller areas.

Demographics[edit]

The population comprises Javanese, Madurese, Chinese Indonesians, and Tenggerese.

Economy[edit]

One of the famous fruit produces from this region is pisang agung, a kind of banana (pisang) which weighs up to 3 kg and measures up to 0.5 m. Some people have proposed to name pisang with plantain, as it should be cooked first before it can be eaten.[citation needed]

Places of interest[edit]

  • Agrowisata Royal Family (agro, fruit picking centers, outbound, and family vacation spot)
  • Selokambang—a natural swimming pool
  • The Triangle Lake, which consists of three crater lakes (Ranu Klakah, Ranu Bedali, Ranu Pakis)
  • Ranu Pane, Ranu Regulo, Ranu Kumbolo—crater lakes at the slope of Mount Semeru
  • Mount Semeru
  • Tetes Cave
  • Mandara Giri Temple
  • Piket Nol (highway place where we can see Cold Lava from Semeru)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "A Brief History of Lumajang". petra.ac.id. Retrieved 2008-10-01. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 8°08′S 113°13′E / 8.133°S 113.217°E / -8.133; 113.217