|Motto: Sabda Sakti Nugrahaning Praja|
Location of Wonogiri Regency in Central Java
|• Regent||Joko Sutopo|
|• Vice-Regent||Edy Santosa, S.H.|
|• Total||1,822.37 km2 (703.62 sq mi)|
|• Density||520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WIB (UTC+7)|
|Area code(s)||+62 273|
Wonogiri is a regency (kabupaten) in the southeastern part of Central Java province in Indonesia. It covers an area of 1,822.37 km2, and its population according to the latest (January 2014) estimate is 940,297; its capital is Wonogiri.
Wonogiri Regency is an area of agriculture and plantation, so most of people in Wonogiri work as farmers. Generally, all areas of the regency produce much agriculture and plantation output. Casava, cacao, kacang mede are examples of the plantation output that are relatively good. Wonogiri also has many special foods. They include nasi tiwul, emping, bakso, mie ayam, gudangan, etc.
Most of Wonogiri's area is rocky and hilly due to its location on the Sewu highlands. Since these highlands are of the karst type, many caves can easily be found in Wonogiri Regency and at least 41 caves have been discovered so far starting with the famous Song Gilap cave, Song Putri cave at Pracimantoro, Ngantap cave, Putri Kencana cave at Giritontro and including many unnamed caves all over the regency.
Wonogiri also has a dam called Gajah Mungkur Dam which has three main functions; as a power plant to produce electricity; to provide water for rice fields around Bengawan Solo River through irrigation programs; and for tourism.
Items of tourist interest include:
- Gajah Mungkur Dam (Waduk Gajah Mungkur)
- Sembukan beach at Paranggupito district
- Nampu beach at Paranggupito district
- Kahyangan waterfall at Tirtomoyo district
- Kethu forest at Wonogiri district
- Putri Kencana cave at Pracimantoro district
- Girimanik waterfall at Slogohimo district
- Nggaguk Tirta Lestari swimming pool, cafe, restaurant at Jatisrono district
- Seper forest at Jatipurno
- Paragliding (Indonesian: Gantole) sport nearby Gajah Mungkur dam
- Off-Roading nearby Gajah Mungkur dam
- Plinteng Semar Miracle Stone at Wonogiri district
- Gunung Kembar Gandul a small mountain at Wonogiri district
- Gunung Pegat Small Mountain at Ngadirojo, Nguntoronadi district
- Gunung Kencur Small Mountain at Ngadirojo, Nguntoronadi district
- "Geografi", Wonogirikab.go.id, accessed Oktober 2011
- Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
- "Kembangkan Pariwisata, Disbudparpora Gandeng ASITA", Solo Pos, accessed Oktober 2011