Wonogiri Regency

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Wonogiri Regency
Kabupaten Wonogiri
Regency
Official seal of Wonogiri Regency
Seal
Motto: Sabda Sakti Nugrahaning Praja
Wonogiri Regency is located in Indonesia
Wonogiri Regency
Wonogiri Regency
Location of Wonogiri Regency in Indonesia
Coordinates: 7°55′S 111°03′E / 7.917°S 111.050°E / -7.917; 111.050Coordinates: 7°55′S 111°03′E / 7.917°S 111.050°E / -7.917; 111.050
Country Indonesia
Province Central Java
Government
 • Regent Danar Rahmanto
 • Vice-Regent Yuli Handoko
Area
 • Total 1,822.37 km2 (703.62 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 940,297
 • Density 520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) +62 273
Website www.wonogirikab.go.id

Wonogiri is a regency (kabupaten) in the southeastern part of Central Java province in Indonesia. It covers an area of 1,822.37 sq.km, and its population according to the latest (January 2014) estimate is 940,297; its capital is Wonogiri.[1]

Administrative division[edit]

Wonogiri Regency is divided into 25 administrative districts ( Kecamatan) as follows: Baturetno, Batuwarno, Bulukerto, Eromoko, Girimarto, Giritontro, Giriwoyo, Jatipurno, Jatiroto, Jatisrono, Karangtengah, Kismantoro, Manyaran, Ngadirojo, Nguntoronadi, Paranggupito, Pracimantoro, Puhpelem, Purwantoro, Selogiri, Sidoharjo, Slogohimo, Tirtomoyo, Wonogiri, Wuryantoro.

Agriculture[edit]

Wonogiri Regency which is known as a Gaplek City, is one of regencies in Central Java. It is an area of agriculture and plantation, so most of people in Wonogiri work as farmers. Generally, all areas of the regency produce much agriculture and plantation output. Casava, cacao, kacang mede are examples of the plantation output that are relatively good. Wonogiri also has many special foods. They include nasi tiwul, emping, bakso, mie ayam, gudangan, etc.[2]

Topography[edit]

Most of Wonogiri's area is rocky and hilly due to its location on the Sewu highlands. Since these highlands are of the karst type, many caves can easily be found in Wonogiri Regency and at least 41 caves have been discovered so far starting with the famous Song Gilap cave, Song Putri cave at Pracimantoro, Ngantap cave, Putri Kencana cave at Giritontro and including many unnamed caves all over the regency.

Wonogiri also has a dam called Gajah Mungkur Dam which has three main functions; as a power plant to produce electricity; to provide water for rice fields around Bengawan Solo River through irrigation programs; and for tourism.

Gajah Mungkur Reservoir Dam

Tourism[edit]

Items of tourist interest include:

  1. Gajah Mungkur Dam (Waduk Gajah Mungkur)
  2. Sembukan beach at Paranggupito district
  3. Nampu beach at Paranggupito district
  4. Kahyangan waterfall at Tirtomoyo district
  5. Kethu forest at Wonogiri district
  6. Putri Kencana cave at Pracimantoro district
  7. Girimanik waterfall at Slogohimo district
  8. Nggaguk Tirta Lestari swimming pool, cafe, restaurant at Jatisrono district
  9. Seper forest at Jatipurno
  10. Paragliding (Indonesian: Gantole) sport nearby Gajah Mungkur dam
  11. Off-Roading nearby Gajah Mungkur dam
  12. Plinteng Semar Miracle Stone at Wonogiri district
  13. Gunung Kembar Gandul a small mountain at Wonogiri district
  14. Gunung Pegat Small Mountain at Ngadirojo, Nguntoronadi district
  15. Gunung Kencur Small Mountain at Ngadirojo, Nguntoronadi district
Downtown of Wonogiri (Gandul Hill as Background)


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geografi", Wonogirikab.go.id, accessed Oktober 2011
  2. ^ "Kembangkan Pariwisata, Disbudparpora Gandeng ASITA", Solo Pos, accessed Oktober 2011