Ngawi Regency

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Ngawi Regency

Kabupaten Ngawi
The town of Ngawi at night
The town of Ngawi at night
Official seal of Ngawi Regency
Seal
Motto(s): 
Ramah
Ngawi Regency map
Location within East Java
Ngawi Regency is located in Java
Ngawi Regency
Ngawi Regency
Location in Java and Indonesia
Ngawi Regency is located in Indonesia
Ngawi Regency
Ngawi Regency
Ngawi Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 7°24′11″S 111°26′40.7″E / 7.40306°S 111.444639°E / -7.40306; 111.444639
Country Indonesia
Province East Java
CapitalNgawi
Government
 • RegentBudi Sulistyono[1]
 • Vice RegentOny Anwar
Area
 • Total1,245.70 km2 (480.97 sq mi)
Population
(2010)
 • Total879.193
 • Density0.71/km2 (1.8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Area code(+62) 351
Websitengawikab.go.id

Ngawi Regency is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia. Ngawi is well known around the world for its Pithecantropus erectus that was found by Eugene Dubois, a Dutchman. Ngawi is located at the central of East Java province and Central Java province. Ngawi is also the main gate to enter East Java province since there are intersections that connect SurabayaMadiunBojonegoroSoloJogjaBandungJakarta.

Ngawi has the largest central park ("alun-alun") in Indonesia. This large area includes West Park and East Park, separated by Merdeka Street. The West Park consists of football court, volleyball court, and a ceremonial podium near the main mosque. The East Park consists of a playground area, two tennis courts, basket hall, parking area, futsal court, skating place, and a culinary area said to be "the most favorite place visited by Ngawinese". The city hall (called Alun-Alun Merdeka) is located in the central part of Ngawi city.

Ngawi also has the largest bus station in Madiun Residency.

Van Den Bosch Fortress is a central historic site of the Ngawi Regency. It is located at the confluence of the two biggest rivers in East Java, Solo River and Madiun River.

The traditional food from Ngawi and originally from Ngawi are Tahu Tepo, Rujak Tahu, Sate Ayam, and Wedang Cemue. Beside that are also Kripik Tempe, Gethi, and Ledre (made from banana). Ngawi has mainly agribusiness. Its watermelon was well known around the nation.

Climate[edit]

Ngawi has a tropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with hot summers and rainy season. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is much heavier around the summer, especially the months of June and July.

Climate data for Ngawi (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 22.5
(72.5)
26.4
(79.5)
27.4
(81.3)
30.7
(87.3)
34.4
(93.9)
36.1
(97.0)
38.8
(101.8)
38.5
(101.3)
37.0
(98.6)
33.7
(92.7)
28.9
(84.0)
24.6
(76.3)
38.8
(101.8)
Average high °C (°F) 10.5
(50.9)
12.1
(53.8)
15.7
(60.3)
21.3
(70.3)
25.6
(78.1)
28.2
(82.8)
31.7
(89.1)
33.2
(91.8)
29.9
(85.8)
24.6
(76.3)
18.5
(65.3)
13.0
(55.4)
22.0
(71.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.7
(42.3)
7.1
(44.8)
10.6
(51.1)
15.7
(60.3)
20.2
(68.4)
23.6
(74.5)
27.3
(81.1)
28.2
(82.8)
24.9
(76.8)
19.1
(66.4)
13.1
(55.6)
7.8
(46.0)
16.9
(62.4)
Average low °C (°F) 1.2
(34.2)
2.3
(36.1)
5.6
(42.1)
10.3
(50.5)
15.2
(59.4)
19.8
(67.6)
24.0
(75.2)
24.4
(75.9)
20.8
(69.4)
14.2
(57.6)
8.3
(46.9)
3.1
(37.6)
12.5
(54.5)
Record low °C (°F) −9.2
(15.4)
−9.2
(15.4)
−6.9
(19.6)
−2.5
(27.5)
1.3
(34.3)
7.1
(44.8)
14.3
(57.7)
15.3
(59.5)
6.7
(44.1)
0.5
(32.9)
−3.8
(25.2)
−7.9
(17.8)
−9.2
(15.4)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 60.1
(2.37)
83.3
(3.28)
137.9
(5.43)
145.9
(5.74)
195.5
(7.70)
404.9
(15.94)
400.8
(15.78)
173.5
(6.83)
170.4
(6.71)
79.4
(3.13)
80.6
(3.17)
53.6
(2.11)
1,985.9
(78.19)
Average rainy days (≥ 0.5 mm) 8.6 9.0 12.4 10.9 11.1 14.4 13.5 10.7 10.6 6.9 7.9 8.2 124.2
Average relative humidity (%) 70 67 67 66 68 75 77 73 72 69 72 71 71
Mean monthly sunshine hours 132.6 139.5 158.5 181.4 187.2 141.0 184.5 211.0 175.9 189.7 153.0 147.5 2,001.8
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Administration[edit]

Ngawi Regency is divided into nineteen[2] districts (kecamatan) and 217 villages.

Trinil Site[edit]

Trinil Museum[edit]

Trinil Museum is about 15 kilometers from Ngawi city and near to the Bengawan Solo River. The museum contains a collection of about 1,500 fossils, some of which are a million years old. As of 2013 up to 500 fossils had yet to be identified. In the late 19th century Eugene Dubois found Pithecantropus eretus in the Trinil area.

Oldest human-made mark in the world[edit]

Researchers found in Trinil site that scratch at Pseudodon vondembuschianus trinilensis plain water clam shell aged 500,000 years is the oldest scratch in the world. Although the scratch is perhaps not art, its zig-zag shape is evidence that the scratch is human made. The clam shell has been found in 1896, but the zig-zag scratch was found in 2014.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bupati Ngawi Periode 1830 s/d 2010
  2. ^ Daftar kecamatan di Kabupaten Ngawi
  3. ^ "Ternyata Torehan Tertua Ada di Ngawi Jawa Timur". December 5, 2014.

Coordinates: 7°24′11″S 111°26′40.7″E / 7.40306°S 111.444639°E / -7.40306; 111.444639

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