Blitar Regency

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Kabupaten Blitar
Regency
Motto: Hurub Hambangun Praja
"The Spirit Build Country"
Locator kabupaten blitar.png
Coordinates: 7°09′S 111°52′E / 7.150°S 111.867°E / -7.150; 111.867Coordinates: 7°09′S 111°52′E / 7.150°S 111.867°E / -7.150; 111.867
Country  Indonesia
Province East Java
Government
 • Regent Drs H.Rijanto MM.
Area
 • Total 1,588.79 km2 (613.44 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 1,116,010
 • Density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7
Website http://www.blitarkab.go.id

Blitar Regency is a regency in East Java, Indonesia. Since 2010, its capital is located in Kanigoro after sharing the same capital with Blitar for more than a century.[1]

Administrative Divisions[edit]

Blitar Regency has 22 kecamatan (districts) :[2]

  • Bakung
  • Binangun
  • Doko
  • Gandusari
  • Garum
  • Kademangan
  • Kanigoro
  • Kesamben
  • Nglegok
  • Panggungrejo
  • Ponggok
  • Sanankulon
  • Selopuro
  • Selorejo
  • Srengat
  • Sutojayan
  • Talun
  • Udanawu
  • Wates
  • Wlingi
  • Wonodadi
  • Wonotirto

Temple[edit]

Because of its strategic location, Blitar important for religious activities in the past, especially Hindu. The most famous temple in this area is Candi Penataran located in Penataran village, District of Nglegok. According to history, Candi Penataran used to be a temple state or the main temple of the kingdom. Candi Penataran was built when King Kertajaya offered sima to adore sira majesty of Lord Palah in the year 1119 Saka (1197 AD).

Other temples are scattered throughout Blitar, which is :

  • Candi Bacem
  • Candi Gambar Wetan
  • Candi Kalicilik
  • Candi Kotes
  • Candi Sawentar
  • Candi Sumbernanas
  • Candi Plumbangan
  • Candi Simping
  • Candi Tepas
  • Candi Wringin Branjang

Beach[edit]

  • Jolosutro Beach
  • Pangi Beach
  • Peh Pulo Beach
  • Serang Beach
  • Tambakrejo Beach


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