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Central Java

Central Java
Full nameCentral Java
Native nameJawa Tengah
Native name langid
MottoPrasetya Ulah Sakti Bhakti Praja (Javanese)
(A vow of devotion with all might to the country)
GovernorBibit Waluyo
Total Area12563.6 sq mi (32548.2 km2)
Total Population32864000 (2009)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Ethnic groupsJavanese (98%), Sundanese (1%), Chinese, Arab
ReligionIslam, Christian, Hindu, Buddhism and traditional Javanese beliefs
LanguagesIndonesian, Javanese, Sundanese
Other information
Time zoneWIB (UTC+7) (UTC)

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Central Java ( ) is a province of Indonesia. The administrative capital is Semarang. It is one of six provinces on the island of Java. The province of Central Java is 32,548.20 km2 in area; approximately a quarter of the total land area of Java. Its population is ( ), making it the third most-populous province in Indonesia after West Java and East Java, and constituting a bit less than one quarter of the crowded island's population.

Central Java is also a cultural concept that includes the Special Area and city of Yogyakarta. However, administratively the city and surrounding region has been part of a separate special region since Indonesian independence.

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Devastating train crash has killed at least 36 people in the Central Java province of Indonesia. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of the victims, their friends and their families. Read more about this story: "Dozens Die in Indonesian Train Crash" "Satu Korban Tabrakan Kereta Masih Terjepit" * Photo Credit: Description: Wreckage of the Amtrak train #59 grade crossing accident at Bourbonnais, Illinois, on March 15, 1999. Eleven passengers on this train died and 122 persons were injured when the train struck a tractor semitrailer. Date: 15 March 1999 Source: Wikimedia Commons Author: National Transportation Safety Board Permission: This photo is in the public domain #
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Leading economic expert Jim Rogers traveled to 150 countries over 150000 miles in three years - follow his adventures here on FentonReport. In this video Jim takes a train through Central Java in Indonesia. Copyright Jim Rogers, all rights reserved, provided as a special contribution to the FentonReport Central Java (Indonesian: Provinsi Jawa Tengah) is a province of Indonesia. The administrative capital is Semarang. It is one of the six provinces of the island of Java. Central Java is both a political entity and a cultural concept. Culturally and historically Yogyakarta is a significant part of Central Java. However, administratively the city and surrounding region has been part of a separate special region since Indonesian independence. In the same context, but in contrast - the region of Surakarta is a significant incorporated component of Central Java. The province of Central Java is 32548.20 km2 in area; approximately a quarter of the total land area of Java. Its population is 31820000 (As of 2005), making it the third most-populous province in Indonesia after West Java and East Java, and constituting approximately one quarter of the island's population.
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Slideshow of photos taken on Sunday morning, August 5th, 2007 in the village of Guci, Central Java located on the northwest flank of Gunung Slamet volcano. Music track is "Anoman Obong" by Waldjinah taken from the CD "The Rough Guide To The Music of Indonesia" (2000)
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10 minutes of classic gamelan music from the Kraton of Solo, Central Java. Listen to a part of Dhenggung Turulare Royal court Gamelan. The sound of the gongs will carry you to a state of relaxation.
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Candi mendut near candi borobudur are among the most popular ancient temples in central Java Indonesia.
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The big python snake 9 meters long, was believed was longest snake in indonesia. This snake was found by a farmer was given by the name "Dewi Putri Ayu Anak Baru Klinting" giving of the queen Kanjeng Ratu Hemas of Yogyakarta sultanate. The owner of the snake was carrying out the exhibition in mall in the Purwodadi city, Grobogan district, Central Java. Snake owner gave ate every 3 weeks of chicken, duck, or goat.
2.08 min. | 5.0 user rating Borobudur is a ninth-century Mahayana Buddhist monument in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome is located at the center of the top platform, and is surrounded by seventy-two Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa. The monument is both a shrine to the Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage. The journey for pilgrims begins at the base of the monument and follows a path circumambulating the monument while ascending to the top through the three levels of Buddhist cosmology, namely, Kamadhatu (the world of desire); Rupadhatu (the world of forms); and Arupadhatu (the world of formless). During the journey, the monument guides the pilgrims through a system of stairways and corridors with 1460 narrative relief panels on the wall and the balustrades. Evidence suggests Borobudur was abandoned following the fourteenth century decline of Buddhist and Hindu kingdoms in Java, and the Javanese conversion to Islam. It was rediscovered in 1814 by Sir Thomas Raffles, the British ruler of Java. Borobudur has since been preserved through several restorations. The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government and UNESCO, following which the monument was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Borobudur is still used for pilgrimage, where once a year <b>...</b>
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Slideshow of photos taken at the summit of Gunung Slamet Volcano, Central Java, Indonesia, August 6th, 2007. Music track from Ezra Charles "Drive Time" CD.
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21 Yeas construction the Sambisari Temple "Puzzle" Mr. Karyowinangun did not have any hunch of what was going to happen on one early morning in 1966. When he was preparing the ground for cultivation with his hoe, he felt it bumping a big stone. When he checked it, he saw carvings on the stone. Karyowinangun and the local people wondered about the existence of the stone. Knowing the discovery, the archeological department came to the site and defined Karyowinangun's field to be archeological site. The carved stone was supposed to be part of a temple that possibly was buried in the area. Excavation was then executed to find hundreds slabs of stone and ancient statues. It turned to be true that those stones were components of a temple. After 21 years, we can enjoy the beauty of the temple. The temple building named Sambisari stands grandly in Sambisari Village, Purwomartani Sub-District, Kalasan District, Sleman Regency, 10 kilometer away from Yogyakarta city center. You can reach this place by going eastward through the Yogya-Solo road until you see a signboard directing to this temple. Then, you turn left to follow the road. Arriving at the area of the temple, YogYES first got surprised. Looking at the center of the temple area, there was an only pile of stones of less than 2 meters high. YogYES wondered if it Sambisari temple was that small? Approaching nearer, we will find the answer. In fact, Sambisari temple is 6,5 meters below the surrounding land. Sambisari temple is <b>...</b>
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Pop Top Hits Nostalgia Love Song Chika 's Banyumasan Style Wedding, In Kalibagor, Sokaraja, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia Supported By: Rumah Makan Busul Kalibagor Taked On Sunday 27 September 2009 By Suwarto Kartasoewarto Wartonet Production AVCHD HDMI SDHC Blueray Panasonic Leica Dicomar 3MOS Full HDV 1080i Wide Screen 16:9 Dolby Surround Digital 5.1
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Bali Discovery (press release)--Scientist Think -Central Java's- Ancient Mt. Merapi May Be Gearing Up for a Cataclysmic Explosion. (10/25/2010) Scientists are fearing that the ancient ... - Date : Mon, 25 Oct 2010 12:49:21 GMT+00:00
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Vancouver Sun---...- his tweets last week after the country's double catastrophe of the eruption of a volcano in -central Java- and the tsunami that hit the Mentawai islands. ... - Date : Mon, 01 Nov 2010 03:17:12 GMT+00:00
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Jakarta Post--Thousands more are in Klaten regency, -Central Java-, including in Balerante, Panggang and Sidorejo subdistricts. “Wedhus gembel [pyroclastic clouds of ash] ... - Date : Mon, 01 Nov 2010 02:23:30 GMT+00:00

Regencies and cities of Central Java (Jawa Tengah)


Banjarnegara * Banyumas * Batang * Blora * Boyolali * Brebes * Cilacap * Demak * Grobogan * Jepara * Karanganyar * Kebumen * Kendal * Klaten * Kudus * Magelang * Pati * Pekalongan * Pemalang * Purbalingga * Purworejo * Rembang * Semarang * Sragen * Sukoharjo * Tegal * Temanggung * Wonogiri * Wonosobo


Magelang * Pekalongan * Salatiga * Semarang * Surakarta * Tegal

Provinces of Indonesia

SumateraAceh * North Sumatra * West Sumatra * Bengkulu * Riau * Riau Islands * Jambi * South Sumatra * Lampung * Bangka-Belitung Islands
JawaJakarta * West Java * Banten * Central Java * Yogyakarta * East Java
KalimantanWest Kalimantan * Central Kalimantan * South Kalimantan * East Kalimantan
Nusa TenggaraBali * West Nusa Tenggara * East Nusa Tenggara
SulawesiWest Sulawesi * North Sulawesi * Central Sulawesi * South Sulawesi * South East Sulawesi * Gorontalo
MalukuMaluku * North Maluku
PapuaWest Papua * Papua

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