Purbalingga Regency

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Purbalingga Regency
Kabupaten Purbalingga
Regency
Lambang Kabupaten Purbalingga.png
Seal
Motto: Prasetyaning Nayaka Amangun Praja
Location of Purbalingga Regency in Central Java
Location of Purbalingga Regency in Central Java
Coordinates: 7°17′0″S 109°21′0″E / 7.28333°S 109.35000°E / -7.28333; 109.35000Coordinates: 7°17′0″S 109°21′0″E / 7.28333°S 109.35000°E / -7.28333; 109.35000
Country Indonesia
Province Central Java
Capital Purbalingga
Area
 • Total 677.55 km2 (261.60 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 859,364
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) +62 281
Website www.purbalinggakab.go.id

Purbalingga Regency is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) in the southwestern part of Central Java province in Indonesia. Purbalingga Regency has an area of 677.55 km² and population of 848,952 at the 2010 Census;[1] the latest official estimate (as at January 2014) is 859,364. The administrative capital is the town of Purbalingga.

Etymology[edit]

The term Purbalinga comes from the Sanskrit root words of Hindu origin, purba (east) and linga (an abstract representation of Hindu deity Lord Shiva), thus meaning the Lord Shiva of East. This reflects the historic origin of the place that the Srivijaya-era or earlier founders of the place had built a Hindu temple of the Lord Shiva here in whose honor the place was named by the founder ruling dynasty.

History[edit]

Purbalinga is steeped in ancient history of Hindu empires of Srivijaya and Majapahit era with several following extant ancient Hindu temples scattered in and around the regency.

  • Purbalinga regency
    • Pura Caraka Dewa, Margo Padang, Tarub, Tegal.
    • Pura Segara Suci, JalanTimor Timur, Martologo, Tegal.
  • Nearby Cirebon Regency
    • Pura Agung Jati Permana, jalan Bali, No. 4, Cirebon.
    • Pura Jati Permana, Desa Larangan, Rt 3/4, Harjomukti, Cirebon.
    • Pura Jati Pramana, Jalan Ciremai Raya, Cirebon.

Administrative districts[edit]

Purbalingga Regency comprises eighteen districts (kecamatan), tabulated below with their populations at the 2010 Census:[2]

District Population
2010 Census
Kemangkon 52,260
Bukateja 65,381
Kejobong 42,237
Pengadegan 33,249
Kaligondang 55,343
Purbalingga 55,615
Kalimanah 49,347
Padamara 38,698
Kutasari 54,280
Bojongsari 54,874
Mrebet 65,042
Bobotsari 46,593
Karangreja 39,092
Karangjambu 23,422
Karanganyar 34,171
Kertanegara 30,177
Karangmoncol 49,790
Rembang 57,385

Famous people[edit]

  • Sudirman, General of the Army and the first commander-in-chief of the Indonesian Armed Forces - one of the most prominent national heroes of Indonesia - was born in Bodas Karangjati village, in the district of Rembang, Purbalingga Regency, on 24 January 1916.
  • Indro (Warkop), (born 1958), Indonesian comedian and a member of the Indonesian legendary comedy group Warkop.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.

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