Wonosobo Regency

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Women batiking in the Wonosobo Residency (early 20th century)

Wonosobo is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) in Central Java province in Indonesia. Its capital is Wonosobo, located at 7°11′S 109°43′E / 7.183°S 109.717°E / -7.183; 109.717, about 120 km from Semarang. The regency is located in Dieng Plateau. Its area is 984.68 km² and population of ca. 700,000.


The word "Wonosobo" is derived from Javanese Wanasaba, which in turn came from Sanskrit Vanasabhā. It literally means 'the gathering place in the forest'.

Administrative districts[edit]

Wonosobo Regency is divided into the following fifteen subdistricts (kecamatan).

  • Garung
  • Kalibawang
  • Kalikajar
  • Kaliwiro
  • Kejajar
  • Kepil
  • Kertek
  • Leksono
  • Mojotengah
  • Sapuran

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