Wonosobo Regency

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Wonosobo Regency
ꦑꦧꦸꦥꦠꦺꦤ꧀ꦮꦤꦱꦧ
Regency
Official seal of Wonosobo Regency
Seal
Location within Central Java
Location within Central Java
Wonosobo Regency is located in Java
Wonosobo Regency
Wonosobo Regency
Location in Java and Indonesia
Wonosobo Regency is located in Indonesia
Wonosobo Regency
Wonosobo Regency
Wonosobo Regency (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 7°16′15″S 109°54′51″E / 7.2708631°S 109.9140472°E / -7.2708631; 109.9140472Coordinates: 7°16′15″S 109°54′51″E / 7.2708631°S 109.9140472°E / -7.2708631; 109.9140472
CountryIndonesia
RegionJava
ProvinceCentral Java
CapitalWonosobo
Government
 • RegentEko Purnomo
 • Vice RegentAgus Subagyo
Area
 • Total984.68 km2 (380.19 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total700,000
 • Density710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (IWST)
Area code(+62) 286
Websitewonosobokab.go.id
Tumenggung R. Soerjo Hadinagoro, regent of Wonosobo (in office 1898-1919) in 1919
Women batiking in the Wonosobo (early 20th century)

Wonosobo Regency (Javanese: ꦑꦧꦸꦥꦠꦺꦤ꧀ꦮꦤꦱꦧ, translit. Kabupatèn Wanasaba) is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) in Central Java province in Indonesia. Its capital is Wonosobo, located at 7°22′07″S 109°53′54″E / 7.3684940°S 109.8983841°E / -7.3684940; 109.8983841, about 120 km from Semarang. The regency is located in Dieng Plateau. Its area is 984.68 km² and population of ca. 700,000.

Etymology[edit]

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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