Banyumas Regency

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Banyumas Regency
Kabupaten Banyumas
Regency
Official seal of Banyumas Regency
Seal
Motto: Rarasing Rasa Wiwaraning Praja
Banyumas Regency is located in Indonesia
Banyumas Regency
Banyumas Regency
Location of Banyumas Regency in Indonesia
Coordinates: 7°36′42″S 109°21′13″E / 7.61167°S 109.35361°E / -7.61167; 109.35361Coordinates: 7°36′42″S 109°21′13″E / 7.61167°S 109.35361°E / -7.61167; 109.35361
Country Indonesia
Province Central Java
Capital Purwokerto
Area
 • Total 1,335.3 km2 (515.6 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 1,554,527
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) +62 281
Website www.banyumaskab.go.id
The house of the resident of Banyumas c. 1905
Train at Banjoemas (Banyumas)

Banyumas (formerly spelt "Banjoemas") Regency is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) in the southwestern part of Central Java province in Indonesia. Its capital is the town of Purwokerto. It covers an area of 1,335.30 km2, and had a population of 1,554,527 at the 2010 Census;[1] the latest estimate (as at January 2014) is 1,573,593.

The term Banyumasan is also used as an adjective referring to the culture, language and peoples of the wider Banyumas area, equivalent to the pre-independence Banyumas Residency. The language of Banyumasan is of Austronesian origin, and is usually considered to be a dialect of Javanese.

Between the adjacent Kebumen Regency and Banyumas Regency

Administrative Districts[edit]

Banyumas Regency comprises twenty-seven districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[2]

District Population
2010 Census
Lumbir 43,330
Wangon 73,048
Jatilawang 57,052
Rawalo 45,268
Kebasen 55,746
Kemranjen 62,385
Sumpiuh 49,790
Tambak 41,013
Somagede 31,827
Kalibagor 45,956
Banyumas 45,617
Patikraja 50,357
Purwojati 30,804
Ajibarang 89,899
Gumelar 45,154
Pekuncen 64,424
Cilongok 108,852
Karanglewas 57,195
Kedung Banteng 51,118
Baturraden 47,152
Sumbang 74,638
Kembaran 72,148
Sokaraja 76,903
Purwokerto Selatan (South Purwokerto) 70,519
Purwokerto Barat (West Purwokerto) 49,083
Purwokerto Timur (East Purwokerto) 57,112
Purwokerto Utara (North Purwokerto) 57,237

Tourism[edit]

Curug Cipendok is a waterfall 93 meters high, about 15 kilometers west of Purwokerto, 500 meters from the road through a walking trail. It is still natural and is easily accessible on a good road, although there is no public transportation yet. The area surrounding the location belongs to Perhutani, a Forest State Company.[3] North of the capital of Purwokerto, Baturraden Resort features views from the slopes of Mount Slamet.[4]

Among the religious tourism sites in Banyumas is Saka Tunggal Mosque, established in 1871.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statristik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  3. ^ "Curug Cipendok - Banyumas". Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Menyatu Dengan Alam di Wisata Baturaden" [Becoming One with Nature in Baturaden]. Suara Merdeka (in Indonesian). 25 September 2014. Archived from the original on 26 March 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Abdulrahman, Robin (17 November 2014). "Minim Fasilitas, Objek Wisata Masjid Saka Tunggal Sepi Pengunjung" [Minimal Facilities, the Tourist Attraction of Saka Tunggal Mosque Lacks Visitors] (in Indonesian). Radio Republik Indonesia. Archived from the original on 28 March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 

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