Magetan Regency

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Magetan
Kabupaten Magetan
Regency
Motto: Memayu Hayuning Bawana Suka Ambangun
Country  Indonesia
Province East Java
Government
 • Regent Drs.H Sumantri,MM
Area
 • Total 672.70 km2 (259.73 sq mi)
Highest elevation 1,300 m (4,300 ft)
Lowest elevation 500 m (1,600 ft)
Population
 • Total 621,000
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone GMT +7
Website http://www.magetan.go.id

Magetan is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia.

Within Magetan there is a subdivision also called Magetan. Magetan has a famous lake called Sarangan Lake which is located in the Sarangan District. The chairman of "Jawa Pos Group", a famous newspaper in Indonesia, Dahlan Iskan, was born here. Also Prof. Dr. Samaun Samadikun (ex-Chief LIPI), and Charis Suhud (ex-Vice Chief MPR).

The Labuh Sesaji, or "throwing of offering" procession proceeds towards Lake Sarangan where offerings will be thrown

Culinary[edit]

Culinary specialities from Magetan are:

  • Tepo tahu
  • Getuk pisang, made from banana (from Kauman District)
  • Kurmelo, made from orange skin with dates addition
  • Lempeng, snack made from dried rice

Famous Locations[edit]

  • Mount Lawu
  • Cetho Temple
  • Sarangan Lake, famous lake in East Java
  • Tirtosari Waterfall, near Sarangan Lake
  • Ngancar Waterfall, in Ngerong District
  • Taman Toga (Herbal Medicine Park), in Plaosan District
  • Leather Product's Center, at Sawo Street, famous Leather Production in East Java beside Tanggulangin (Sidoarjo)
  • Military Airport: Lanud Iswahyudi

References[edit]

Book "Apa dan Siapa Magetan", issued by Pemerintah Kabupaten Daerah Tingkat II Magetan, 1987

Coordinates: 7°39′S 111°22′E / 7.650°S 111.367°E / -7.650; 111.367