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.

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

External links[edit]

Official Website Wonosobo Regency