Mungkid

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Mungkid Town
Nickname(s): Kota Mungkid
Motto(s): Mungkid Kota Budaya
Mungkid Town is located in Indonesia
Mungkid Town
Mungkid Town
Coordinates: 7°28′0″S 110°13′0″E / 7.46667°S 110.21667°E / -7.46667; 110.21667Coordinates: 7°28′0″S 110°13′0″E / 7.46667°S 110.21667°E / -7.46667; 110.21667
Country Indonesia
Province Central Java
Regency Magelang Regency
Area
 • Total 10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation 350 m (1,150 ft)
Population
 • Total 68,227
 • Density 3.524/km2 (9.13/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (WIB)
Area code(s) +62293

Mungkid is the capital of Magelang Regency, Central Java, Indonesia. The town center is located in the village of Sawitan. All government offices or agencies of Magelang regency are located here, including the offices owned by private parties. Mungkid town was founded on March 22, 1984 to replace the city of Magelang as the capital town of Magelang regency. Each March 22 is celebrated by the citizens of Magelang regency as Mungkid's anniversary. Many people consider this town as an administrative town and alternatives city. Mungkid town tour are on track to Borobudur temple which is about 4 km from the center of this town.

History[edit]

After Independence in Indonesia, the city of Magelang was declared as the capital town of Magelang regency.[1] However in 1950, Magelang was declared to be a separate municipality and was given the right to manage its own affairs.[2] It was therefore decided to relocate the capital of Magelang regency. Besides providing independence to Magalang to manage its own affairs, other considerations also pointed to the advantages of locating the capital of the regency elsewhere. It was felt that the establishment of a separate administrative capital might help to stimulate the growth and development of the region. Four alternatives were considered as the site the relocated district capital: Mungkid, Muntilan, Secang and Mertoyudan.

Mertoyudan districts and Mungkid districts in the town center of Sawitan were selected as the capital city of Magelang regency with the name of Mungkid.[3]. The inauguration of Mungkid as the capital took place on March 22, 1984 attended by Central Java Governor HM Ismail. Momentum is what used to be the basis Anniversary of the Mungkid Town. At this time, better known in Magelang regency of the Mungkid Town anniversary of the Day of Magelang regency due date and the month is still not known exactly the year 1801 is set to day of Magelang regency.

Villages[edit]

  1. Ambartawang
  2. Blondho
  3. Bojong
  4. Bumireja
  5. Gondhang
  6. Mendut
  7. Mungkid
  8. Ngrajek
  9. Pabèlan
  10. Pagersari
  11. Paremana
  12. Pragawati
  13. Rambeanak
  14. Sawitan
  15. Senden
  16. Treka

References[edit]

  1. ^ Law (Undang-undang or UU) No 22 of 1948.
  2. ^ Law (Undang-undang or UU) No 13 of 1950.
  3. ^ Government Regulation (Peraturan Pemerintah, or PP) No 21 of 1982