Wonosobo Regency

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Women batiking in the Wonosobo Residency (earyl 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'.