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Encyclopedia > East Java
Province of East Java
Motto: Jer Basuki Mawa Béya
Capital Surabaya
Governor Imam Utomo
Area 47,922 km²
Population 34,766,000 (2000)
Ethnic groups Javanese (79%), Madurese (18%), Tengger, Osing, Balinese, Chinese Indonesian
Religion Islam (96.3%), Christianity (2.6%), Hinduism (0.6%), Buddhism (0.4%), Kejawen also practised
Languages Javanese, Madurese, Indonesian
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Web site [1]

East Java (Indonesian: Jawa Timur) is a province of Indonesia. It is located on the eastern part of the island of Java and also includes neighboring Madura and Bawean islands. The administrative center of the province is located in Surabaya, the second largest city in Indonesia and a major industrial center and port. Image File history File links Logo_Jatim. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... province of Indonesia File links The following pages link to this file: East Java Categories: GFDL images ... Each Provinces of Indonesia has its own capital, where local judicial, administrative and legislative duties are centred. ... Surabaya (formerly Soerabaja) is Indonesias second-largest city, and the capital of the province of East Java. ... A governor or governour (archaic) is a governing official, usually the executive (at least nominally, to different degrees also politically and administratively) of a non-sovereign level of government, ranking under the Head of state; furthermore the title applies to officials with a similar mandate as representatives of a chartered... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Javanese is a term used to describe a native of the Indonesian island of Java. ... The Madurese are an ethnic group originally from the island of Madura but now found in many parts of Indonesia, where they are the third-largest ethnic group by population. ... Tenggerese General Information The Tenggerese are the descandants of the Majapahit princes. ... The Indonesian Osing people are the descendants of the Majapahit princes who refused to convert to Islam in the 16th century. ... See: Bali, an Indonesian island Balinese language Balinese (people) Balinese (cat), a cat breed Balinese Gamelan, local music This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For decades, the use of Chinese characters were banned in Indonesia. ... Islam (Arabic:  ) is a monotheistic religion based upon the teachings of Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure. ... Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... Hinduism (Sanskrit: eternal law; in several modern Indian languages[1] also known as ), is a religion that originated on the Indian subcontinent. ... Template:Buttism Buttism is a dharmic, non-theistic religion, a philosophy, and a system of psychology. ... Javanese beliefs (Kebatinan or Kejawen) have principles embodying a search for inner self but at the core is the concept of Peace Of Mind. ... The Javanese language is the spoken language of the people in the central and eastern part of the island of Java, in Indonesia. ... Madurese is the spoken language of people from Madura island in Indonesia; it is also spoken on Kangean Islands, Sapudi Islands, and in parts of province of East Java. ... In Indonesia, the keeping of standard time is divided into three time zones: Indonesian Western Standard Time (Indonesian: Waktu Indonesia Barat/WIB) (UTC+7) WIB is observed in islands of Sumatra, Java, provinces of West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan Indonesian Central Standard Time (Waktu Indonesia Tengah/WITA) (UTC+8) WITA... In Indonesia, the keeping of standard time is divided into three time zones: Indonesian Western Standard Time (Indonesian: Waktu Indonesia Barat/WIB) (UTC+7) WIB is observed in islands of Sumatra, Java, provinces of West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan Indonesian Central Standard Time (Waktu Indonesia Tengah/WITA) (UTC+8) WITA... UTC+7 is used in: Laos Thailand Cambodia Vietnam External links Find cities currently in UTC+7 Category: ... The province (Indonesian: provinsi) is the highest tier of local government subnational entity in Indonesia. ... Java (Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese: Jawa) is an island of Indonesia, and the site of its capital city, Jakarta. ... Madura is an Indonesian island off the northeastern coast of Java, near the port of Surabaya. ... // Geography and Topography The port of Sangkapura at sunset Bawean is an island of Indonesia located approximately 200km north of Surabaya in the Java Sea. ... Surabaya (formerly Soerabaja) is Indonesias second-largest city, and the capital of the province of East Java. ...

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Population

Farming in East Java in the foothills near Mount Bromo.
Farming in East Java in the foothills near Mount Bromo.

According to the 2000 census, East Java has 34 million inhabitants, second only to West Java among Indonesian provinces. The inhabitants consist of mostly Javanese. Native minorities include migrants from nearby Madura, and distinct Javanese ethnicities such as the Tengger people in Bromo, the Samin and the Osing people in Banyuwangi. East Java also hosts a significant population of other ethnic groups, such as Chinese, Indians, and Arabs. In addition to the national language, Indonesian, they also speak Javanese. Javanese spoken in the western part of East Java is indistinguishable from the one spoken in nearby Central Java, with its hierarchy of high, medium, and low speeches. But in the eastern cities of Surabaya, Malang, and surrounding areas, the people speak a more egalitarian version of Javanese, with much less regard for hierarchy and a richer vocabulary for vulgarity. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 662 KB) Summary: farming on East Java near Mount Bromo Author: snpoj I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 662 KB) Summary: farming on East Java near Mount Bromo Author: snpoj I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version... This article is about the year 2000. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Map showing West Java in Indonesia West Java (Jawa Barat) is a province of Indonesia, located on the island of Java. ... Javanese is a term used to describe a native of the Indonesian island of Java. ... Central Java (Indonesian: Jawa Tengah) is a province of Indonesia. ...


While Madurese is spoken by around 15 millions of Madurese, concentrated in Madura Island, Kangean Islands, Masalembu Islands, Eastern part of East Java, and East Java main cities. The Madurese are an ethnic group originally from the island of Madura but now found in many parts of Indonesia, where they are the third-largest ethnic group by population. ... The Madurese are an ethnic group originally from the island of Madura but now found in many parts of Indonesia, where they are the third-largest ethnic group by population. ... Madura is an Indonesian island off the northeastern coast of Java, near the port of Surabaya. ... The Kangean Islands, a part of Indonesia, are located in the Java Sea approximately 120 km (75 miles) north of Bali and 120 km east of Madura. ...


The major religion in East Java is Islam. This comes from earlier history, when Islam spread from northern cities in Java where many traders from Gujarat, India visited, bringing Islam. The eastern part of East Java, from Surabaya to Pasuruan, then following various cities along the coast line, and turning back in Banyuwangi to Jember, is well known as the "horseshoe area" in context with earlier Muslim communities living there. Islam (Arabic:  ) is a monotheistic religion based upon the teachings of Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure. ... Gujarāt (GujarātÄ«: , IPA: ,  ) is the most industrialized state in the Republic of India with 19. ... A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Turkish: Müslüman, Persian and Urdu: مسلمان, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of Islam. ...


Administrative areas

East Java consists of the following 9 cities (kota):


Batu, Blitar, Kediri, Madiun, Malang, Mojokerto, Pasuruan, Probolinggo, Surabaya Batu may refer to: Batu Khan, a 13th century Mongol ruler, and the founder of the Blue Horde empire Batu, a city in Indonesia This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Blitar is a city (kota) and Regency of East Java, Indonesia. ... Kediri is a city in East Java, Indonesia. ... Madiun uprising is seen in Pramoedya Ananta Toers works Pramoedya Ananta Toer is probably the best known internationally of all Indonesian writers. ... Malang is the second largest city in East Java province, Indonesia with an ancient history dating back to the Mataram Kingdom. ... Mojokerto is one of the districts in East Java Province, Indonesia. ... Pasuruan (Dutch: Pasoeroean) is a kotamadya and regency of East Java, Java. ... Probolinggo (also Prabalingga) is a city on the north coast of East Java, Indonesia. ... Surabaya (formerly Soerabaja) is Indonesias second-largest city, and the capital of the province of East Java. ...


The are also 29 regencies (kabupaten): A regency (kabupaten) is a political subdivision of a province in Indonesia. ...


Bangkalan, Banyuwangi, Blitar, Bojonegoro, Bondowoso, Gresik, Jember, Jombang, Kediri, Lamongan, Lumajang, Madiun, Magetan, Malang, Mojokerto, Nganjuk, Ngawi, Pacitan, Pamekasan, Pasuruan, Ponorogo, Probolinggo, Sampang, Sidoarjo, Situbondo, Sumenep, Trenggalek, Tuban, Tulungagung. Bangkalan is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia. ... The Regency of Banyuwangi is located at the easternmost end of the island of Java, and it is a very strategic area for one who wants to go to Bali. ... Bojonegoro is a small town in Indonesia, about 110 kilometer east of Surabaya, capital of East Java province. ... Bondowoso is a small provincial town in East Java, Indonesia. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Jember is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia. ... Jombang is a regency of East Java, Indonesia. ... Lamongan is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia. ... Lumajang is a city located in the province of East Java, Indonesia. ... Magetan is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia. ... Nganjuk is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia. ... Ngawi is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia. ... Pacitan Regency is located in SouthWest corner of East Java (Jawa Timur) Province, with Central Java Province on its West border. ... Pamekasan is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia. ... Ponorogo is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia. ... Sampang is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia. ... Sidoarjo is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia. ... Situbondo is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia. ... Sumenep is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia. ... Trenggalek is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia. ... Tuban is a small town and regency in East Java, Indonesia. ... Tulungagung is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia. ...


History

East Java has a history dating back centuries, with its famous kingdom of Singosari which is now a city, located near Malang. The Majapahit kingdom originated from East Java, and the region was a part of the Mataram kingdom during its peak. The Majapahit Empire was based in eastern Java and ruled much of the southern Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra, and Bali from about 1293 to around 1500. ... Mataram was the last major independent Javanese empire on Java before the island was colonized by the Dutch. ...


Natural resources

  • Chalk (Gresik, the city is also famous of its cement industries.)
  • Marble (Tulung Agung)
  • Oil (Cepu)
  • Salt (Madura Island)

Education

Botok Tawon, a traditional dish from East Java cooked in coconut milk
Botok Tawon, a traditional dish from East Java cooked in coconut milk

East Java hosts some of the famous universities in Indonesia, both owned by government and private. Three major cities for universities, because they have government's universities, are Surabaya, Malang, and Jember. Among them, Airlangga University and Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember are the most famous, and both are located in Surabaya. See: List of universities in East Java Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (900x600, 144 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): East Java Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (900x600, 144 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): East Java Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Malang is the second largest city in East Java province, Indonesia with an ancient history dating back to the Mataram Kingdom. ... Jember is a regency (kabupaten) of East Java, Indonesia. ... University of Airlangga is one of the oldest state universities in Indonesia. ... Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, (November 10 Institute of Technology, ITS), is a technological institution located in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. ... Almost all of municipalities in East Java have universities. ...


Another important form of education that is available in most cities in East Java is the pesantren. This kind of education is built and organized by Islamic clerics, and associated with local or national Muslim organizations. Jombang is a famous city for its pesantren. Jombang is a regency in East Java, Indonesia. ...


Media

East Java supports several regional media outlets. Local newspapers with provincial news reach their readers earlier than their competitors from Jakarta. In the spirit of "providing more news from around readers", most newspapers even issue municipal sections which are different among their distribution areas. Jakarta (also Djakarta or DKI Jakarta), formerly known as Sunda Kelapa, Jayakarta and Batavia is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ...

  • Jawa Pos Group, one of major newspaper group in Indonesia, is based in Surabaya.
  • Surabaya Post is one of the historical newspapers that had provincial circulation.

In addition, there are two popular Javanese magazines published in Surabaya:

  • Penyebar Semangat (Spreader of Spirit) is a historical and popular Javanese magazine.
  • Jaya Baya, a Javanese magazine which used the name of one of the famous Prabu Jaya Baya.

There are also some local television networks which bloomed up since 3 or 2 years ago. The first one is "JTV" from Surabaya. Several more existed and concentrated in Malang areas: Malang is the second largest city in East Java province, Indonesia with an ancient history dating back to the Mataram Kingdom. ...

  • Batu TV
  • Agropolitan TV (ATV)
  • Malang TV
  • Mahameru TV

National parks

Rujak Cingur, traditional dish from East Java made from cow's lips and vegetable
Rujak Cingur, traditional dish from East Java made from cow's lips and vegetable
  • Meru Betiri National Park - Between Jember and Banyuwangi districts, this park covers 580 km². Hard to get to, it contains fantastic coastal rainforest and scenery and is home to abundant wildlife.
  • Alas Purwo National Park - This 434 km² park is formed by the Blambangan Peninsula (south eastern Java). Comprised of mangrove, savanna, lowland monsoon forests and excellent beaches, the park's name means First Forest in Javanese. Javanese legend says that the earth first emerged from the ocean here.
  • Baluran National Park - This 250 km² national park is located in north east Java, once known as Indonesia's little piece of Africa, the parks formerly extensive savanna has been largely replaced by Acacia.
  • Mount Bromo and Tengger caldera, Semeru National Park, 7°56.355′S 112°57.170′E(alt 2500 m); located in East Java at the region of Probolinggo and Pasuruan, 70 km from Surabaya the capital city of East Java province. Mount Bromo is one of the great hiking and trekking destinations for overseas tourists. The breathtaking view of Bromo also attracts hundreds of photo enthusiasts to see the views there.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (900x600, 142 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): East Java Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (900x600, 142 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): East Java Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Rainforests are forests characterized by high rainfall, with definitions setting minimum normal annual rainfall between 1750 mm and 2000 mm. ... Indonesias 32 provinces. ... Blambangan Peninsula is situated at the south-eastern tip of Java. ... Above and below water view at the edge of the mangal. ... Tropical Savannas (alternate spelling savannah) are a grassland biome, dotted with trees, generally located at tropical latitudes. ... Indonesias 32 provinces. ... Species About 1,300; see List of Acacia species Acacia tree in the Serengeti, Tanzania Acacia is a genus of shrubs and trees of Gondwanian origin belonging to the Subfamily Mimosoideae of the family Fabaceae, first described from Africa by Linnaeus in 1773. ...

External links

Indonesia Portal
  • (Indonesian) Official website
  • East Java travel guide from Wikitravel


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Regencies and cities of East Java Coat of arms of East Java
Regencies: Banyuwangi | Bangkalan | Blitar | Bojonegoro | Bondowoso | Gresik | Jember | Jombang | Kediri | Lamongan | Lumajang | Madiun | Magetan | Malang | Mojokerto | Nganjuk | Ngawi | Pacitan | Pamekasan | Pasuruan | Ponorogo | Probolinggo | Sampang | Sidoarjo | Situbondo | Sumenep | Trenggalek | Tuban | Tulungagung
Cities: Batu | Blitar | Kediri | Madiun | Malang | Mojokerto | Probolinggo | Pasuruan | Surabaya
Provinces of Indonesia Flag of Indonesia
Sumatra: Aceh | North Sumatra | West Sumatra | Bengkulu | Riau | Riau Islands | Jambi | South Sumatra | Lampung | Bangka-Belitung
Java: Jakarta | West Java | Banten | Central Java | Yogyakarta | East Java
Kalimantan: West Kalimantan | Central Kalimantan | South Kalimantan | East Kalimantan
Lesser Sunda Islands: Bali | West Nusa Tenggara | East Nusa Tenggara
Sulawesi: West Sulawesi | North Sulawesi | Central Sulawesi | South Sulawesi | South East Sulawesi | Gorontalo
Maluku Islands and
New Guinea:
Maluku | North Maluku | West Irian Jaya | Papua

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